|Out on:||Blu-Ray 2nd Aug. 2021|
A mind-blowing 'acid-western' which shocked and bedazzled audiences upon its controversial original release, El Topo single-handedly invented the American midnight movie phenomenon...
Jodorowsky's most violent and notorious film sees the director play 'The Mole' of the title: a black-clad. master gunfighter. In the first half, El Topo journeys across the desert dreamscape with his young son (Brontis Jodorowsky) to duel with four sharp-shooting Zen masters, who each bestow a Great Lesson before they die. In the second half, El Topo becomes the guru of a subterranean tribe of deformed outcasts who he must liberate from depraved cultists in a neighbouring town.
A countercultural masterpiece which ingeniously combines iconic Americana symbolism with Jodorowsky's own idiosyncratic surrealist aesthetic, El Topo is an incredible journey through nightmarish violence, mind-bending mysticism and awe-inspiring imagery. This era-defining film is now presented in a stunning new 4K restoration with a wealth of newly produced and archival extras.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
• New 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative approved by Alejandro Jodorowsky
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation in 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 original aspect ratios
• Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
• Original Spanish and English soundtracks
• Newly translated English, Spanish and French subtitles
• Audio commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky
• Jodorowsky remembers El Topo, newly filmed interview filmed in Paris
• A Conversation with The Son of El Topo, a newly filmed, extensive interview with Brontis Jodorowsky who stars in El Topo
• The Father of Midnight Movies, an archival interview with Jodorowsky filmed in 2007
• Original trailer
• Image galleries
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Alfonso Arau
Duration: 124 mins
Subtitles: English/Spanish /French
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 / 1.37:1
Audio: 1.0 / 5.1
BD Cat No: FCD2168
BD Barcode: 5027035023373