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Holy Jodorowsky, Can it Finally Be???

 
 
fredman
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      01-25-2007
Don't know how reliable this is, but from TheDigitalBits.com for
1/19/07:

Boy have we got some great DVD news for you film geeks today! ABKCO
Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment have just announced a pair of
titles that we've been waiting for on DVD since Day One of this
format... El Topo and The Holy Mountain! No kidding! Anchor Bay will
release a special limited edition collector's box set, The Films of
Alejandro Jodorowsky, on DVD on 5/1 (SRP $49.9. The set will contain
El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Fando Y Lis on DVD, fully restored and
remastered from new HD transfers in anamorphic widescreen video, with
Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 audio (El Topo is 125 minutes in Spanish,
The Holy Mountain is 114 minutes in English, Fando Y Lis is 93 minutes
in Spanish). The box set will also include 2 music CDs containing the
soundtracks for El Topo and The Holy Mountain, as well as a DVD of
Jodorowsky's never-before-released first film, La Cravate. El Topo and
The Holy Mountain will also be available separately (SRP $24.98 each).
The El Topo DVD will contain audio commentary by the director, the
original theatrical trailer (with English voice-over), a 2006
on-camera interview with the director as well as an exclusive new
interview, a photo gallery and original script excerpts. The Holy
Mountain DVD will include audio commentary with the director, deleted
scenes with commentary, the original theatrical trailer (with English
voice-over), the Tarot short with commentary, a restoration process
short, restoration credits, a photo gallery and original script
excerpts. Fando Y Lis will include audio commentary with the director
and the La Constellation Jodorowsky documentary. Subtitles on the
discs will be available in English, French, Spanish and Brazilian
Portuguese.

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bansheecobb@yahoo.co.uk
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      02-12-2007
My book 'Anarchy and Alchemy: The Films of Alejandro
Jodorowsky' (Creation Books) is out in April 2007. Special editions
signed by Jodo (strictly limited to 50 copies) are available now at
www.creationbooks.com Check out my MySpace page (www.myspace.com/
bansheeben) for details on the book, rare El Topo artwork and lots
more...

Tartan Films UK are releasing their Fando y Lis/El Topo/The Holy
Mountain boxset on May 14th and its shaping up to be a stunning
package. The 6-disc set includes Jodo's long-lost short La Cravate,
audio commentaries with the director and soundtracks for both El Topo
and The Holy Mountain. Not to mention the jaw-dropping remastered
films themselves (they have even managed to source an English audio
track for El Topo)... Check below for the full specs. I will be
contributing the liner notes for the films.

Zoom-back. This is maya!

EL TOPO
1970, 125 mins, Colour, Original 1.33:1
Stand-alone release May 14 / Boxset May 14
Digitally remastered and restored from the original negatives
Fully uncut and uncensored for the first time
Optimum bitrate for outstanding playback quality
Original Spanish Audio (Dolby 2.0 / Dolby 5.1)
Original English Audio Option (Dolby 2.0)
Newly created optional English subtitles
First official UK release
UK DVD premiere
DVD includes:
Feature-length Jodorowsky Audio Commentary
Original Theatrical Trailer
Jodorowsky on EL TOPO

HOLY MOUNTAIN
1973, 115 mins, Colour, Anamorphic 2.35:1
Stand-alone release May 14 / Boxset May 14
Digitally remastered and restored from original negatives
Fully uncut and uncensored for the first time
Optimum bitrate for outstanding playback quality
Original English Audio (Dolby 2.0 / Dolby 5.1)
First official UK release
UK DVD premiere
DVD includes:
Feature-length Jodorowsky Audio Commentary
Original Theatrical Trailer
Restoration featurette
'The Tarot' featurette
Deleted Scenes with Jodorowsky Audio Commentary

FANDO & LIS
1968, 95 mins, B&W, Letterboxed 1.66:1
Boxset only, May 14
Digitally remastered and restored from the best available sources
Optimum bitrate for outstanding playback quality
Newly-created optional English subtitles
UK premiere release
DVD includes:
Feature-length Jodorowsky Audio Commentary
Jodorowsky's rare 1957 short LA CRAVATE (21 mins, Colour, no
dialogue), digitally remastered and restored from the best available
sources
Restoration featurette for FANDO & LIS
Restoration featurette for LA CRAVATE

LA CONSTELLATION JODOROWSKY
Boxset only, May 14
90 minute documentary by Louis Mouchet in which Jodorowsky talks at
length about his life and his work as a film-maker, graphic novelist
and renowned and celebrated Tarot reader. Includes extensive coverage
from the famously unrealised DUNE project.

EL TOPO Soundtrack CD
Boxset only
Track details TBC
First ever CD release (originally released on Apple vinyl)

HOLY MOUNTAIN Soundtrack CD
Boxset only
Track details TBC
First ever release

N.B. - boxset will contain 6 discs. FANDO & LIS/LA CRAVATE, LA
CONSTELLATION JODOROWSKY and the CDs will be exclusive to box.


 
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