Apart from a bit that confused me when the Life Of Pi chap turned up and started wittering on about his tiger again, I spent the rest of the time trying to decide if this rendition was better than Raimi's.
A remarkable and most startling documentary centred on the push and pull of a film-maker investigating the impact of genocide 40 years on, against a genocidal killer wishing to have his guilt absolved.
The Cabinet Of Living Cinema scored this with guitars, drums, little guitars, a viola, a bass, lots of bottles filled with water, plastic bags, childrens toys, an electric drill and a weird string thing they hit with hammers.
This effectively rendered Santa Sangre a silent movie but Jodorowsky is so visually expressive it was never difficult to understand what was going on.
The film itself is possibly the finest psychedelic interpretation of Psycho I will ever see, and the clattering score elevated it to truly epic proportions.
Unbelievably I've now watched this twice, i'm probably at the point where I can now pick Zidane's face out from a crowd.
To be fair I wasn't really watching the film, I was concentrating on Mogwai being typically transcendental as they effortlessly generated gargantuan slabs of guitar scree, elegantly controlled till it got to the point where it felt like you were staring Azathoth full in the face.
A lawyer, a Pop Idol finallist, a society girl and a shop worker (a group that has the whiff of satire about it) are forced to play slow, detailed and utterly incomprehensible hands of Mah-Jong. Then you're put through dreary, uncomfortable scenes of the contestants being forced to strip under duress which occasionally veers in to surrealism due to a sociopathic game-show host. Finally they die and the twist is, there is no satire.
Whilst I gawped incredulously at the heroic levels of ineptitude demonstrated by Chris Columbus' hopelessly hamfisted use of special FX work, Charlotte voiced her bafflement at why if the greek myths were actually real all the dead stuff like Medusa and the Minotaur were still very much alive and furthermore why did it all look so fake.