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Severin Films Announces 4-Disc UHD Edition of Jodorowsky’s “Santa Sangre”

Thursday, January 7, 2021 | News

2021 is shaping up to be even wilder and weirder than expected thanks to Severin Films! The label has just announced a 4K UDH release of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s masterpiece, SANTA SANGRE as well as a trio of animal attack movies to round out their April releases. Check out the full details below!

On April 27th, Severin Films is bringing the greatest work of one of cinema’s true visionaries to UHD with over 8 hours of special features across 4 discs, and also going wild with a trio of “nature revolts” exploitation gems. Joining Jodorowsky’s SANTA SANGRE on April’s roster are Severin hall of famer Joe D’Amato, chumming the waters with his sharksploitation entry DEEP BLOOD, and ill-fated genre maverick William Girdler’s duo of rampaging carnivorous beast flicks: GRIZZLY and DAY OF THE ANIMALS.

SANTA SANGRE: It has been hailed as “extraordinary” (The Guardian), “visionary and haunting” (Rolling Stone) and “a grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original” (AV Club). Now forget everything you have ever seen as the modern masterpiece from director Alejandro Jodorowsky returns like never before, with 8+ hours of archival & all-new Special Features. Severin Films is proud to present this 4-Disc Deluxe Edition of Jodorowsky’s epic odyssey through ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness – and the surreal genius behind it all – now featuring a 4K scan from the original negative supervised by the director himself.

Special features include:

Discs One (UHD) and Two (Blu-Ray): Feature, Trailer, Deleted Scenes & Jodorowsky Restoration Featurette

  • Audio Commentary with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Journalist Alan Jones

  • New Blood – Alejandro Jodorowsky on the restoration of SANTA SANGRE

  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary

  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc Three (Blu-Ray): ‘Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen’ & Special Features (New & Archival)

  • FORGET EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN: The World of Santa Sangre — Feature length documentary with Co-Writer / Director Alejandro Jodorowsky, Actors Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Thelma Tixou, Sabrina Dennison, Adan Jodorowsky, Elenka Tapia, Teo Tapia, Co-Writer Roberto Leoni, Composer Simon Boswell, Tattoo Designer Sergio Arau and Unit Publicist Greg Day.

  • Like A Phoenix – Interview with Producer Claudio Argento

  • Holy Blood – Interview with Cinematographer Danielle Nannuzzi

  • Mexican Magic – Interview with Executive Producer Angelo Iacono

  • The Language of Editing – Interview with Editor Mauro Bonanni

  • Innocence in Horror – Interview with Screenwriter Roberto Leoni

  • Santa Sangre 30th Anniversary Celebration at Morbido Festival, Mexico City

  • Goyo Cárdenas Spree Killer – Documentary on the Real Life Inspiration for SANTA SANGRE

  • Jodorowsky 2003 Interview

  • Jodorowsky on Stage Q & A

  • ECHECK – Adan Jodorowsky Short Film

  • Simon Boswell Interviews Jodorowsky

  • “Close Your Eyes”- Simon Boswell Music Video

Disc Four (CD): Original Soundtrack

Exclusive SANTA SANGRE merch is also available in various bundles from the Severin webstore (www.severin-films.com), including new T-shirts, Alejandro Jodorowsky Hall of Fame Pin, Holy Arm Logo Pin, Holy Arm Logo Amulet, Eagle Temporary Tattoo, and a Black Light Poster Of New Key Art By Luke Insect.

DAY OF THE ANIMALS: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the wilderness, director William Girdler and producer Ed Montoro sought to top their surprise blockbuster GRIZZLY with a bigger budget, larger cast, and even more nature-gone-berserk carnage: When a hole in the Earth’s ozone layer triggers bloodthirsty madness throughout the animal kingdom, all mankind – particularly a group of tourists on an overnight hike – will become their prey. Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Richard Jaeckel, Michael Ansara, Andrew Stevens and Leslie Nielsen – in his now-legendary pre-AIRPLANE! performance that “is worth the price of admission alone” (DVD Talk) – star in “one of the most outrageous offerings the drive-in has ever known” (Pop Matters), now featuring a 2K scan from the internegative and howling with Special Features produced exclusively for this edition.

Special Features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Lee Gambin, Author of “Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film”

  • Animal Boy – Interview with Actor Bobby Porter

  • Against Nature – Interview with Actor Andrew Stevens

  • Unleashed – Interview with Stunt Coordinator Monty Cox

  • Something Was Out There: Day of the Animals 30 Years Later – Archival Making Of DAY OF THE ANIMALS Featurette

  • Still Gallery

  • TV Spots

  • Trailer

  • MORE TBC

GRIZZLY: Less than a year after the release of Steven Spielberg’s shark blockbuster, director William Girdler (DAY OF THE ANIMALS) and infamous distributor Film Ventures International (GREAT WHITE) brazenly unleashed their own ‘JAWS with claws’ sensation that would become one of the most successful independent horror films in history. Christopher George (PIECES), Andrew Prine (BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD) and Richard Jaeckel (THE DARK) star in this “bloody, sexy and immortal trash classic” (Mondo Digital) about an 18-foot-tall ursus arctos horribilis on a carnivorous rampage through a state park full of campers, and the ranger, chopper pilot and naturalist who must stop it. GRIZZLY now roars with a 2K scan from the internegative plus Special Features produced exclusively for this edition.

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Mondo Digital’s Nathaniel Thompson and Film Writer Troy Howarth

  • Towering Fury – Interview with Actor Tom Arcuragi

  • “NIGHTMARE USA” Author Stephen Thrower On William Girdler

  • Movie Making in the Wilderness – Vintage Behind-the-Scenes Making Of

  • Jaws with Claws – Archival Making Of GRIZZLY Featurette

  • Radio Spots

  • Trailers

  • MORE TBC

DEEP BLOOD: In a career that forever raised the bar for everything from hookers, cannibals and necrophiles to Ator, Emanuelle and Caligula, this long-unseen chum bucket from producer/director/EuroSleaze master Joe D’Amato may be his most bizarrely entertaining anomaly ever. Shot on location in Florida surf and Rome swimming pools, D’Amato combines ‘80s teen movie cliches and Native American mysticism with stupefying dialogue, over-the-top performances and shark footage that Bruno Mattei would later swipe for CRUEL JAWS to create what Oh, The Horror! calls “a weird, demented experience that begs to be discovered and embraced.” A cast of local unknowns – along with, inexplicably, the ‘60s comedy team of Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall – star in this last word in Italian Sharksploitation, now scanned in 2K from the original negative for the first time ever.

Special features include:

  • Trailer  

April releases are available individually or in various killer bundles. Visit Severin Films to pre-order!

Rocco T. Thompson
Rue Morgue's Online Managing Editor, Rocco is a Rondo-nominated writer and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous.