El Topo

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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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 , 1.85:1
Audio: Spanish 1.0 PCM Mono , Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
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Subtitles: English , French , Spanish
Region: A/B
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • Audio commentary for El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Jodorowsky Remembers El Topo, new interview
  • New introduction for El Topo with Richard Peña
  • A Conversation with The Son of El Topo, a newly filmed, extensive interview with Brontis Jodorowsky
  • The Father of Midnight Movies, an archival interview filmed in 2007
  • Original trailer for El Topo
  • Image gallery for El Topo

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