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help me find this movie
Topic by: kingturtle
Posted: February 24, 2005 - 12:06 PM PST
Last Reply: May 22, 2005 - 9:41 PM PDT

author topic: help me find this movie
kingturtle
post #1  on February 24, 2005 - 12:06 PM PST  
my friend said there is a great movie to see, but all she can remember is that there is a tribe of arm-less zombies, and then a son has to do a dance with his armless mom, and the son provides her arms.

sound familiar?
exjosh
post #2  on February 24, 2005 - 12:29 PM PST  
Sante Sangre has a son providing his mother with arms but alas no zombies.


> On February 24, 2005 - 12:06 PM PST kingturtle wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> my friend said there is a great movie to see, but all she can remember is that there is a tribe of arm-less zombies, and then a son has to do a dance with his armless mom, and the son provides her arms.
>
> sound familiar?
> ---------------------------------

kingturtle
post #3  on February 24, 2005 - 1:08 PM PST  
hmmm. greencide doesn't appear to have Sante Sangre :(
underdog
post #4  on February 24, 2005 - 1:34 PM PST  
It's gotta be Sante Sangre - and we don't have the DVD because, sadly, there isn't one. Not a region 1 disc, anyway (it is available in Region 2 in the UK, for one, so maybe there's hope eventually there'll be a US release).

Meanwhile, may be able to find a VHS version somewhere, if you have a VCR.

kohnfused1
post #5  on February 24, 2005 - 1:53 PM PST  
> On February 24, 2005 - 1:34 PM PST underdog wrote:

> Meanwhile, may be able to find a VHS version somewhere, if you have a VCR.
>
>
> ---------------------------------

Voice Command Remote>?
Eoliano
post #6  on February 24, 2005 - 1:59 PM PST  
> It's gotta be Sante Sangre - and we don't have the DVD because, sadly, there isn't one. Not a region 1 disc, anyway (it is available in Region 2 in the UK, for one, so maybe there's hope eventually there'll be a US release).

> Meanwhile, may be able to find a VHS version somewhere, if you have a VCR.

I thought Santa sangre was available at one time or other, but maybe you're right and I'm thinking of an old library VHS. Anyhow, here's a review, some spoilers ensue...

If this is your cup of meat kingturtle, then you might want to prime yourself with director Alejandro Jodorowsky's previous efforts, Fando & Lis and the infamous El Topo, which unfortunately is listed as a DVD-R version.
Eoliano
post #7  on February 24, 2005 - 2:03 PM PST  
> ...and the infamous El Topo, which unfortunately is listed as a DVD-R version.

Oops! Scratch that: El Topo is currently unavailable on disc or is no longer in-print.
rmarkd
post #8  on February 24, 2005 - 2:52 PM PST  
> On February 24, 2005 - 12:06 PM PST kingturtle wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> my friend said there is a great movie to see, but all she can remember is that there is a tribe of arm-less zombies, and then a son has to do a dance with his armless mom, and the son provides her arms.
>
> sound familiar?
> ---------------------------------

I'll go along with the others and say Santa Sangre. Does she happen to remember anything else about the movie, such as a funeral for an elephant, or a circus theme? Those were in Santa Sangre.



kingturtle
post #9  on February 25, 2005 - 11:41 AM PST  
i think you are all correct in your guess. thanks! i am hopeful we can get it on DVD someday :)
rmarkd
post #10  on February 25, 2005 - 4:53 PM PST  
> On February 25, 2005 - 11:41 AM PST kingturtle wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> i think you are all correct in your guess. thanks! i am hopeful we can get it on DVD someday :)
> ---------------------------------

Good luck. FYI: I rented this at a video store in Berkeley, CA (Reel, near Ashby Bart, I think). VHS copy. I don't think they had El Topo

JKCarter
post #11  on May 15, 2005 - 7:00 AM PDT  
Try REVOK

http://www.revok.com/searchall.php?search=Jodorowsky,%20Alexandro&type=director
hamano
post #12  on May 15, 2005 - 8:03 PM PDT  
> On May 15, 2005 - 7:00 AM PDT JKCarter wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Try REVOK http://www.revok.com/searchall.php?search=Jodorowsky,%20Alexandro&type=director
> ---------------------------------

2) Is Revok Film Prodigies illegal pirate operation?

We are definitely not a pirate operation. The section of American copyright law known as "The Berne Act" clearly states: films unreleased in the United States, including original version of films altered and/or edited for release in the United States, are not protected by American copyright; thus, they are considered public domain. The entire purpose of our company is to provide (otherwise unavailable) films to movie fans. We do not offer videos owned by American releasing companies. If a film should become available domestically we immediately stop offering it to our clients.


Hee hee...

Registration

When registration is required. Registration of copyright with the United States Copyright Office in Washington, D.C., is entirely permissive-the existence of the copyright is not dependent on registration. Registration is, however, a prerequisite to bringing a suit for copyright infringement. The owner of the copyright may wait until the infringement occurs before registering the work. Once the work is registered, the owner would then be able to sue the alleged infringer. Waiting until the infringement before registering, however, is unwise-the owner of the copyright will be ineligible to recover statutory damages or attorneys' fees from the infringer: in the case of an unpublished work if the infringement commenced before registration, or, in the case of a published work, if the infringement commenced before registration and registration is not made within three months of publication.

There is one exception, however, to the requirement that a work be registered prior to filing of an infringement action. This exception is for foreign works protected by the Berne Convention.
From the Collard&Roe website.

Basically this seems to be an iffy legal argument similar to what anime fansubbers use... I believe Santa Sangre is protected under The Berne Convention which is an international treaty union that the USA is a member of... Any lawyers out there?
hamano
post #13  on May 15, 2005 - 8:07 PM PDT  
On the other hand, if it's good enough for Jonathan Rosenbaum, it's good enough for me...
^_^
PGalloway1
post #14  on May 22, 2005 - 9:41 PM PDT  
> On February 24, 2005 - 2:03 PM PST Eoliano wrote:
> Oops! Scratch that: El Topo is currently unavailable on disc or is no longer in-print.

Actually, there are copes of El Topo floating around on DVD. I bought one at Amoeba Records in Berkeley, CA last year, but it was full screen so I returned it (prickly purist me).

El Topo is a masterpiece and worth seeking out, as is The Holy Mountain, for my money Jodorowsky's most esoteric and bizarre film.

Factoid: Jodorowsky was one of the directors considered to make Dune back in the 80's but the script he came up with was so long that the film would have been 8 hours or so. I sure would like to see what he would have come up with, though.

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