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  • #16
    A bird was shot. That was it.
    "Ah! By god's balls what licentiousness!"

    Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.


    • #17
      Originally posted by bgart13 View Post
      I don't recall how graphic any of the animal violence is in EL TOPO, but will it be uncut in the UK?
      It's been uncut in the UK since the late nineties.
      I'm bitter, I'm twisted, James Joyce is fucking my sister.


      • #18
        I'll be getting this. It will look good on my shelf!
        "No presh from the Dresh!"


        • #19
          Yeah, I'll need this too. My concern is that after I buy it Arrow will do a UHD release, but then, if they didn't do UHD with Robocop, which will surely do bigger numbers than this, then they probably won't do UHD with this. At least not for a while.

          Which is a fucking shame, because how gorgeous would Holy Mountain look on a proper 4k disc?
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Ian Jane View Post
            Yeah, I'll need this too. My concern is that after I buy it Arrow will do a UHD release, but then, if they didn't do UHD with Robocop, which will surely do bigger numbers than this, then they probably won't do UHD with this. At least not for a while.

            Which is a fucking shame, because how gorgeous would Holy Mountain look on a proper 4k disc?
            There are plenty of recent Arrow releases that I haven't bothered with for this reason after Waterworld got released on UHD by Universal only a few months later (albeit looking very different).

            Extras mean less and less to me these days (in the early days of DVD I'd always upgrade when a version with new extras came out), packaging means fuck all and, all the time they're not putting out UHDs, I don't feel the need to upgrade for better picture quality as it's not going to be the best possible. Also, there are space and cash reasons. Now, if they'd have gotten Tusk, I'd have picked it up (despite it being piss poor), but there's not enough here to entice me already having the old DVD/CD box set and current Blus of El Topo and Holy Mountain.

            I've been quite disappointed by Arrow recently, maybe the well of available to licence cult stuff has dried up. The upcoming output of companies like Camera Obscura would point to that, or a general desire for these companies to become more mainstream.
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            • #21
              Has Arrow ever done a 4K restoration? I know they've done a lot of 4K scans, but I can't recall if they've ever finished their work in anything but 2K?


              • #22
                Cool BFI article on 'where to start' with Jodorowsky.

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                • #23
                  Arrow boxed set delayed until June 15th "due to unforeseen circumstances relating to content approvals."
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                  • #24
                    Dawn of the Discs posted on the forum that someone, not Arrow, will be releasing these in the US this year.


                    • #25
                      Interesting. I wonder if it'd be Severin since they've already got Santa Sangre? Different rights holders I think but there's the Jodorowsky connection.
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                      • #26
                        Pushed back to 8/24.
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                        • #27
                          ALONG WITH A FIVE-FILM RETROSPECTIVE


                           NEW YORK, NY (June 11, 2020) - - ABKCO Films will premiere internationally acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's latest film  Psychomagic, A Healing Art in the US and Canada on August 7 through an exclusive arrangement with Alamo Drafthouse's new VOD platform,  Alamo On Demand. Preceding the premiere, there will be a retrospective beginning  August 1, also exclusively at Alamo On Demand, featuring 4K restorations of the surrealist filmmaker's cult classics  Fando y Lis, El Topo  and  The Holy Mountain, as well as the more recent  The Dance Of Reality  and  Endless Poetry.  A virtual master class in Psychomagic with Jodorowsky is planned for August 8.The home edition of  Psychomagic, A Healing Art  will be available as part of ABKCO Films'  Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection due out August 21. This  deluxe box set also includes The Maestro's films  Fando y Lis,  El Topo  and  The Holy Mountain  restored in 4K on Blu-ray, along with new bonus features and CD soundtracks of the latter two titles.  

                          Psychomagic, A Healing Art  is an intimate exploration of the visionary director's theory of trauma therapy. Jodorowsky's unique concept of healing uses performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal "acts of confrontation" in real world applications. Drawing from a life-long study of philosophy, psychology, ethnology, and world religions, from Freud to Shamans, from Kabbalah to Gurdjieff and everything in between, Jodorowsky works directly with people in pain who are eager to face, resolve and transcend their personal dilemmas through the use of radical performative art therapy. The  film illuminates the Maestro's vision with themes evident since the start of his career, while contemporaneously breaking the wall between reality and performance. His healing concepts extend beyond the individual to the global, offering humanity a collective catharsis to a higher consciousness.  “The world is ill, we need to make therapy pictures,” said Jodorowsky of his work. “If art is not a medicine for society, it's a poison.”At the age of 91, Jodorowsky is as relevant as he's ever been. In addition to completing  Psychomagic, A Healing Art, he supervised the color correction of the 4K restorations of his essential films using the original 35mm elements, with stunning and vibrant results. El Topo is presented in 1:33 aspect ratio as it was shown in theaters in 1970. It is also available for the first time in 1.85:1 widescreen. Jodorowsky originally envisioned the film with this aspect ratio as an homage to Sergio Leone, and a half century later, that dream has finally been fulfilled.Official Unboxing of Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection

                          Jodorowsky's relationship with ABKCO dates back to 1970,  follows a brazen gunslinger who abandons his young son in a quest to defeat four masters before being rescued by an underground society of  little people, paraplegic and disfigured individuals who are shunned by society. The film started the "midnight movie" phenomenon, playing the midnight slot at the Elgin Theater in New York for years  El Topo to the attention of Allen Klein, the company's late founder.  Described as a "psychedelic western", El Topo  when John Lennon and Yoko Ono brought.

                          El Topo  was followed with  The Holy Mountain,  which firmly established Jodorowsky as an auteur of Surrealist Cinema and sparked controversy at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival due to its sacrilegious imagery. The mythical, mystical masterpiece follows an elite group of thieves who embark on a spiritual journey to displace the immortal Gods who secretly rule the universe. Jodorowsky's first feature,  Fando y Lis, is a brutal and scathing examination of destructive co-dependence between two lovers conflicted by anguish and the demands they put on one another. Its grotesque and salacious imagery caused a riot at the 1967 premiere in Acapulco (MX), which he narrowly escaped after having his life threatened. Weeks later,  The Holy Mountain  was banned in Mexico. 

                          Alejandro Jodorowsky 4K Restoration Collection  also contains the 1957 short film  Le Cravate, a mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads. Chock full of extras, the box set features a book with photos and essays as well as newly filmed interviews with Jodorowsky and his long time personal assistant Pablo Leder. Jodorowsky's son Brontis, who makes his acting debut as the young boy in  El Topo, is also interviewed. In addition to the 4K Restorations, are new introductions by Columbia University professor Richard Peí±a, a  mini-documentary  A to Z of The Holy Mountain  narrated by Jodorowsky biographer Ben Cobb, and CD soundtracks for  El Topo  and  The Holy Mountain. 

                          The  Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection  was restored by ABKCO Films and Arrow Films and will be available worldwide, ABKCO is working closely with the aforementioned Arrow Films, who are doubling as the UK distributor Other international distributors for the box set are Nour Films in France, UpLink in Japan, Bildstoerung in Germany, NonStop Entertainment AB in Scandinavia and Minerva Pictures in Italy.

                          Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection

                          Feature Films
                          Fando Y Lis (1967)
                          El Topo (1970)
                          The Holy Mountain (1973)

                          Psychomagic, A Healing Art (2019)

                          Short Film
                          Le Cravate (1957)

                          El Topo
                          The Holy Mountain

                          A to Z of The Holy Mountain - Ben Cobb
                          2019 interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky
                          Newly filmed interview with Brontis Jodorowsky (El Topo)
                          Newly filmed interview with Pablo Leder, personal assistant to Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain)
                          New introductions by Columbia University film professor Richard Peí±a

                          Key Details
                          New 4K restorations on Blu-ray from original 35mm elements
                          New color corrections supervised by Alejandro Jodorowsky
                          El Topo first time ever
                          director approved wide screen (1.85:1)
                          Director commentary tracks
                          English, French and Spanish subtitles
                          Book with photos and essays

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                          • #28
                            I could see this on my shelf next to the Al Adamson set.


                            • #29
                              The first episode of a Jodorowsky-centric podcast called 'JodoWOWsky' will be launching this coming Monday.

                              You'll be able to grab it here if you're interested.

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                              • #30
                                They couldn't come up with a better name?
                                I'm bitter, I'm twisted, James Joyce is fucking my sister.