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New Trailer For The 4K Release Of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s THE HOLY MOUNTAIN

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With three Alejandro Jodorowsky cult classics returning to UK cinemas, a new trailer has been released for The Holy Mountain.

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The term 'arthouse cinema' was invented for a filmmaker like Chile's Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose visionary, surrealist films became staples of cult midnight screenings in the 1970s and continue to captivate cinephiles today.

Now, thanks to Arrow Films and ABKCO Films, three of Jodorowsky's films are returning to UK cinemas with brand new 4K restorations. January 10th sees the release of 'acid western' El Topo. On January 24th, The Holy Mountain, considered by many as the ultimate expression of Jodorowsky's vision, hits the big screen. Rounding things out on February 7th is a release for Jodorowsky's debut, Fando y Lis. All three titles will also be released as a Limited Edition Blu-ray set in March.

A new trailer has been released for The Holy Mountain. 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 BuΓ±uel spluttering in its dust’.