I saw this when it first came out, and recently got hold of the long-deleted UK Video release. Usually watching fondly-remembered cult films again after such a delay is a let-down, but in this case I was shocked all over again by the intensity of the horror sequences and the imagery, far more dream-like and grotesque even than I had remembered. If you liked 'Wild at Heart' . . you aren't even half prepared!
All Jodorowsky's wild, magickal movies, from 'El Topo' on, seem plagued by problems with availability, rights and distribution. As a recognisable serial-killer narrative, 'Santa Sangre' is perhaps his most accessible film. Let's hope this rerelease paves the way for others and brings him the audience he deserves.