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