The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, The Holy Mountain is a sprawling phantasmagoria of sacrilegious visual excess and existential yearning.
Jodorowsky’s most ambitious film sees the director himself play The Alchemist, a guru who guides a troupe of pilgrims, each representing a planet of the Solar System, on a magical quest to Lotus Island where they must ascend the Holy Mountain in search of spiritual enlightenment.
The Holy Mountain is presented here newly restored in 4K with a selection of informative new interviews and extras which provide unprecedented insight into this momentous film.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
New 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative approved by Alejandro Jodorowsky
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Newly translated English, Spanish and French subtitles
Audio commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Jodorowsky Remembers The Holy Mountain, a new interview filmed in Paris
Newly filmed introduction with Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University
Pablo Leder: Jodorowsky’s Right Hand Man, Jodorowsky’s personal assistant remembers acting in El Topo and The Holy Mountain and his time spent with the director
The A to Z of The Holy Mountain, a new video essay by writer Ben Cobb
Deleted scenes with director’s commentary
The Tarot, a short film in which Jodorowsky explains the secrets of the cards