Thursday, June 01, 2006

Alejandro Jodorowsky News!

There is no greater Worldweird Cinema icon than Jodorowsky, so for us, there is nothing more exciting going on in the DVD world than the early rumblings of official, remastered DVDs of his famous and too-long-unavailable cult films EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN.

ABKCO has a cool little webpage announcement thing, bare on details but a cool little video that you may not want to watch if you've never seen these films so, SPOILER ALERT!

And Nucleus Films' Marc Morris filed this report at the Mobius forum after seeing the presentation of these movies at the recent Cannes Fest:

I saw the Cannes screening of EL TOPO the other night. The film was introduced by Jodorowsky, and joining him on stage were Jody and Rob
in Klein, plus Alejandro's two sons. Jodo' spoke in French, and he explained the problems he had had in getting the film released, and how happy he was now that everything had been resolved, and thanked Allan's son and daughter. It was all very emotional.

The film was digitally projected in Hi Definition from the newly restored HD master, and it looked absolutely stunning. ABKCO have restored the original Spanish language version. Earlier in the day I met up with Jody Klein, who gave me a list of the extras you can expect on the upcoming US DVD releases later this year, which will tie in with limited theatrical releases of FANDY Y LIS, EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN.

They've uncovered unseen footage, some great extras, trailers, and he also mentioned that soundtracks are in preparation too. I can't wait to get these on CD!

We can't wait either!! But when will it happen?!?
We'll let you know when we know!

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