Santa Sangre (1989)
aka Holy Blood
Genre: Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller | Surreal
Country: Mexico | Italy | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 123mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 24fps – 2.53gb
Audio 2: Commentary with Director Alejandro Jodorowsky
and Journalist Alan Jones
A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre (“Holy Blood”), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he “becomes her arms” and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge.
Once again, Alejandro Jodorowsky has managed to come up with a film that defies genrification even as it defies description. Santa Sangre is, on its surface, something of a suspense/horror film, but under the surface, it’s a psychological drama, a black comedy, and about a hundred other genres all meshing in such perfect harmony that it’s impossible to easily categorize this masterpiece.
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