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Save BLOOD Circus!
#1
Only one print of this film is known to exist - and it might be possible to scan it!


From the Lost Media Wiki:

Santo Gold's Blood Circus, produced in 1985 by Santo Victor Rigatuso (aka Robert "Bob" Harris), is a sci-fi movie about man-eating aliens from "Zoran" invading Earth and their clash with professional US and USSR wrestlers. Rigatuso, playing the character of Santo Gold in a scene recorded at the Baltimore Civic Center, performs a song before the film's climactic brawl. The lyrics, however, have nothing to do with the film, and are about Rigatuso's Santo Gold business.

The film starred a few professional wrestlers from WWF (now WWE), and was made on a budget of 2 million dollars. It was promoted through infomercials for Rigatuso's Santo Gold mail-order jewelry business.


In 1987, after 2 years of editing the film, Rigatuso was having trouble finding a distributor for it, and decided to rent a few local cinemas and screen it himself over the course of one week (although he only held a few showings, and the film didn't gross anywhere near its 2 million dollar budget). "Scream Bags" were also given out at the screenings as a promotional tie-in, each side of the bag sporting a long poem about Blood Circus, with one of the sides containing a coupon for a free diamond ring from Santo Gold.

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If we can get together $600, we might be able get this bizarre cinematic oddity preserved for the future!

So, a bit of backstory. The individual who owns this print recently offered a number of prints for rental for scanning - including the print of The Keep which was also recently posted to this forum. This print is also part of that individual's collection, but we've been told by the middleman in this situation that due to its rarity we'll only be able to continue forward with seeing if we can get this print scanned if we can demonstrate there is enough interest.

As such, if you have any interest in donating to make this happen, please post below or PM with the amount you would wish to donate. We're not collecting yet, but if there's enough interest we might just be able to get this print scanned.

Current totals: $100/$600:

zxthehedgehog/zxtheproto (Self) - $50
ThrowMeTheWhip (SWT) - $50
Thanks given by: TomArrow , YoshiKiller2S , IcePrick , ReconWorld
#2
I might be willing to fund the whole thing. I just want to be one of the first to see it. I also might be willing to get help cleaning up the film dirt on the scan.
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#3
Awesome! I'll let the contact for all of this know and keep you updated.
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#4
(2020-04-21, 07:27 AM)zxtheproto Wrote: Awesome! I'll let the contact for all of this know and keep you updated.
Actually the Canadian dollar went down almost by haft so I don’t know if I can fund the whole thing, but I might be able to fund a chunk of it. One more thing once we get the reels, how are you going to scan it?
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#5
The cost here is basically the scanning fee; I'm covering the cost of renting the print. Once we're done, as long as our print source gives us the go-ahead, we get a high-quality 4K transfer of the film at the end of this process.

But yeah, if you're in for $500-600 CAD, I can cover the remainder for it. This project might also be a while in the pipeline with everything going on in the world right now, so who knows what the situation may be like when this all goes through. Like I said, I'm not charging for anything until we're ready to scan.
Thanks given by: YoshiKiller2S
#6
I don't have any money, but I can help with the cleanup if you'd like
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#7
Check your DMs; I need to discuss funding the movie with you.
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#8
I’m considering renting the print/getting it scanned at a local film lab with my money and stimulus check. If there’s any way I can contact this guy, please let me know!
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#9
(2020-05-07, 06:39 PM)Tom_Servo Wrote: I’m considering renting the print/getting it scanned at a local film lab with my money and stimulus check. If there’s any way I can contact this guy, please let me know!

Also please ignore my country, I live in the northeastern US, not the UAE, damn iOS glitched out on me.
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#10
(2020-05-07, 06:39 PM)Tom_Servo Wrote: I’m considering renting the print/getting it scanned at a local film lab with my money and stimulus check. If there’s any way I can contact this guy, please let me know!

...not gonna happen.

Not sure why he’d lend the print to a stranger.

There is an ongoing relationship with the individual who owns the print that may or may not lead to it getting scanned depending on his whims. But considering you don’t know him and are trying to circumvent that relationship, I assure you you’ll come up empty handed. Just pledge to donate like the rest of us.
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