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New Trailer for the 4k Release of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s EL TOPO

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Jodorowsky's 'acid western' is back in UK/ROI cinemas.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo is the very definition of a cult movie, inspiring a series of midnight screenings since its release in 1970. Very much a product of its era's counter-culture, El Topo sees the Chilean filmmaker add his unique surreal flavour to the western genre.

El Topo is back in UK/ROI cinemas now, courtesy of a brand new 4K restoration from Arrow Films and ABKCO Films. It will be followed by 4K rereleases of Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain and Fando y Lis on January 24th and February 7th respectively. All three titles will also be released as a Limited Edition Blu-ray set in March.

A new trailer has been unveiled for El Topo. Check it out below.

EL TOPO, the director’s most violent and notorious film, is a mind-blowing ‘acid-western’ which Time Out said is an ‘aesthetically intoxicating trip’. The film shocked and bedazzled audiences upon its controversial original release - and single-handedly invented the American ‘Midnight Movie’ phenomenon. 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.

The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, Jodorowsky’s most ambitious film (part-funded, thanks to John Lennon, by music boss Allen Klein), is a sprawling phantasmagoria of sacrilegious visual excess and existential yearning, which the New York Times described as ‘dazzling’.

Boasting some of his most disturbing images, Jodorowsky’s stunning feature-length debut, FANDO Y LIS, is an extraordinarily ambitious and intense adaptation of a controversial play by Fernando Arrabal. A bizarre tale of corrupted innocence and tortured love rendered in searing, high-contrast black and white, FANDO Y LIS incited a full-scale riot when it was first screened at the 1968 Acapulco film festival. Film4 said the film ‘leaves Fellini and Buñuel spluttering in its dust’.