Santa Sangre (1989)
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I've been dying to watch this movie again for a long time. I first caught it, almost by accident, when it played at Chicago's historic Music Box theater. I feel lucky to have seen it on the big screen.
Through the years, the movie has stuck with me because, at the time, it was just so bizarre. Since then, I've seen thousands of movies, and more than a handful have outweirded Santa Sangre easily.
When I heard Severin Films was finally releasing this on Blue-Ray and DVD, I knew I had to own it. The Blu-Ray transfer is gorgeous, though I was a bit disappointed in the Dolby Stereo sound mix. I assume Severin did the best they could given what they had to work with, but it would have been nice if it had 5.1 audio on the Blu.
Because of my movie viewing history, this rewatch didn't quite live up to expectations, but it was still great to revisit this truly strange film from my past, especially with friends, some of whom had never seen it.