An immortal icon of brooding sexuality, Rudolph Valentino has become one of silent cinema's most enigmatic and entrancing performers. In Blood and Sand he stars as Juan Gallardo, a young Spaniard who achieves his boyhood ambition to become a celebrated toreador. But with fame comes temptation and treachery, and the triumphant Juan finds himself the victim of his own desires and the sinister charms of the exotic Dona Sol (Nita Naldi).
This definitive DVD edition is newly mastered from a 35mm archive negative and restores scenes missing from the previous Kino release. Combined with a wealth of supplemental features and a new stereo score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, this Kino on Video edition is a fitting tribute to one of cinema's most enduring stars.
Rudolph Valentino stars in this silent era drama as Juan, a young Spaniard who wants to become a famous toreador. Determined to escape poverty and support his widowed mother, Juan quickly rises to national prominence as a bullfighter and marries Carmen, his longtime love. However, as Juan celebrity grows, his devastatingly good looks and growing appetite for everything leave him vulnerable to the throngs of women who want him. When Doña Sol (Naldi), an beautiful and exotic society woman, seduces Juan, it marks his fall from grace as, gradually, his fame, wife, and mistress desert him.