El Topo

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Interviews:
      1. Alejandro Jodorowsky
      2. 2006 On Camera Interview With Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Photo Galleries
    • Original Script Excerpts

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
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Composition by

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 12/01/1973
"...The brilliant photography and the simplicity of action are counterbalanced by the sense of ritual, in which every move, every object, carries a history of meaning..."

Product Description:

With its combination of surreal imagery and assault on the ideals of the Western, EL TOPO may appear to be equal parts Luis Bu˝uel and Sam Peckinpah, but it's all Alejandro Jodorowsky. In addition to his directing duties, Jodorowsky contributes to the film's writing, music, editing, and costumes, as well as starring as El Topo ("the Mole"). El Topo journeys across the desert to battle a group of gunfighters, but it's not the plot that's important in this midnight movie classic. The masterful blend of brutal violence and beautiful images make Jodorowsky's film essential viewing for anyone looking beyond the offerings of the megaplex. Decades have passed since its first screening, but EL TOPO hasn't lost any of its ability to shock and amaze.

Plot Keywords:

Christianity | Cult Film | Philosophy | Religion | Revenge | Surreal

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 99,263
  • UPC: 013137600098
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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