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Alejandro Jodorowsky Boxset (6 discs) [2007] [DVD]

Alejandro Jodorowsky    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Tartan Video
  • DVD Release Date: 14 May 2007
  • Run Time: 330 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NDETL0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,640 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Three films by visionary Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky. In 'El Topo' (1971), gunslinger El Topo (Jodorowsky) travels the desert with his seven-year-old son. When they come across the scene of a massacre, one of the dying victims tells them that the gang responsible are led by a man known as the Colonel. El Topo sets out to exact vengeance, liberating the Colonel's wife in the process. She then challenges El Topo to prove his mettle by taking on the four masters of the desert. 'Holy Mountain' (1973) is an epic hallucination filled with weirdness and wonder. The story centres on a thief who joins a group of people who plan to storm The Holy Mountain and steal the secret of eternal life... In 'Fando y Lis' (1968), based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal, Fando (Sergio Kleiner) and his partially paralysed lover Lis (Diana Mariscal) search for the mythical city of Tar.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect. 14 July 2011
By Octo7
Format:DVD
This is a beautiful set, it contains Holy Mountain, El Topo, Fando Y Lis and a short film by Alejandro. It also contains two soundtrack CD's, one for Holy Mountain and one for El Topo as well as some great documentaries. Holy Mountain and El Topo both come with deleted scenes and feature-length commentary; there are also some beautiful art cards included in the box. The only thing this set is missing is Santa Sangre. It's a shame because Santa Sangre is a masterpiece; I assume Tartan couldn't get the rights to it, or some other legal matter prevented it from being included.

So basically this set is essential to any fan of Jodorowsky, but the lack of Santa Sangre makes it feel somewhat incomplete. There is a region free version of Santa Sangre available from Severin Films, should you wish to complete the great Jodorowsky Quadrilogy. It should also be noted that Fando Y Lis was thought to be lost for 30 years and was only recently (relative to the set's release) discovered and added to the boxset.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just wanted to clarify what was in the box 23 May 2007
Format:DVD
Disc 1: El Topo - Excellent transfer

Disc 2: Holy mountain - Not as good, but still great transfer

Disc 3: Fando y Lis - pretty poor transfer

Disc 4: Constellation Jodorowsky, La - 90 minute Documentry 1994 - good transfer

Disc 5: Remastered El topo Soundtrack

Disc 6: Remastered Holy Mountain Soundtrack

In addition El Topo, was a magnificent movie, and gave birth to the midnight movie, along with films like Eraserhead and Pink Flamingos, so if your into "wierd", but wonderful cinema, this boxset is a must have

Extras include

El Topo:

Feature-length Jodorowsky Audio Commentary

Jodorowsky on El Topo

Original theatrical trailer

Holy Mountain:

Feature-length Jodorowsky Audio Commentary

Restoration featurette

'The Tarot' featurette

Deleted Scenes with Jodorowsky Audio Commentary

Original theatrical trailer

Fando and Lis:

Feature-length Jodorowsky Audio Commentary

Jodorowsky's rare 1957 short La Cravatte (21 mins, Colour, no dialogue)

Restoration featurettes for both Fando & Lis and La Cravatte

Also an interesting part in the documentry, which talks about how he came so cloe to making Dune
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb boxset 17 Dec 2007
Format:DVD
This really is a superb collection. The films are beautifully restored and the package design is very pretty and stylish.

It's a 100% must-have for any Jodorowsky fan. 5 stars.
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