Exclusive clip from Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection
ABKCO Films has provided ComingSoon.net having an exclusive clip from Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection, a retrospective consider the acclaimed Chilean filmmaker’s work featuring three of his films remastered in addition to a short film, bonus CD and features soundtracks for just two of the films! Browse the clip in the ball player below!
Alongside the remastered collection, the music and records company has announced it really is partnering up with Alamo Drafthouse to create Jodorowsky’s latest film, Psychomagic, A Healing Heart, to UNITED STATES audiences for the very first time via the theater chain’s video-on-demand platform, Alamo on Demand. August 7 debut ahead of its, the streaming platform will include a retrospective beginning on August 1 featuring the 4K restorations of the films Fando y Lis, El Topo and The Holy Mountain from the collection, in addition to The Dance of Reality and Endless Poetry. There may also be a virtual master class in Psychomagic featuring the 91-year-old writer/director.
Psychomagic, A Healing Art can be an intimate exploration of the visionary director’s theory of trauma therapy. Jodorowsky’s unique idea of healing uses performance art as a car to counter deep, debilitating psychic battling with literal “acts of confrontation” in real life applications. Drawing from the life-long study of philosophy, psychology, ethnology, and world religions, from Freud to Shamans, from Kabbalah to everything and Gurdjieff among, Jodorowsky works together with people in pain that are wanting to face directly, resolve and transcend their personal dilemmas by using radical performative art therapy. The film illuminates the Maestro’s vision with themes evident because the start of his career, while breaking the wall between reality and performance contemporaneously. His healing concepts extend beyond the given individual to the global, offering humanity a collective catharsis to an increased consciousness. “The global world is ill, we have to make therapy pictures,” said Jodorowsky of his work. “If art isn’t a medicine for society, it’s a poison.”
At age 91, Jodorowsky is really as relevant as he’s been ever. Along with completing Psychomagic, A Healing Art, he supervised the colour correction of the 4K restorations of his essential films utilizing the original 35mm elements, with stunning and vibrant results. El Topo is presented in 1:33 aspect ratio since it was shown in theaters in 1970. It really is available for the 1st time in 1 also.85:1 widescreen. Jodorowsky originally envisioned the film with this particular aspect ratio being an homage to Sergio Leone, . 5 century later, that dream has been fulfilled.
Jodorowsky’s relationship with ABKCO goes back to 1970, follows a brazen gunslinger who abandons his young son in a quest to defeat four masters before being rescued by an underground society of little people, paraplegic and disfigured individuals who are shunned by society. The “midnight was started by the film movie” phenomenon, playing the midnight slot at the Elgin Theater in NY for years. Referred to as a “psychedelic western”, El Topo when John Lennon and Yoko Ono brought to the eye of Allen Klein, the company’s late founder.
El Topo was followed with The Holy Mountain, which firmly established Jodorowsky being an auteur of Surrealist Cinema and sparked controversy at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival because of its sacrilegious imagery. The mythical, mystical masterpiece follows at the very top band of thieves who go on a spiritual journey to replace the immortal Gods who secretly rule the universe. Jodorowsky’s first feature, Fando y Lis, is really a brutal and scathing study of destructive co-dependence between two lovers conflicted by anguish and the demands they placed on each other. Its grotesque and salacious imagery caused a riot at the 1967 premiere in Acapulco (MX), which he narrowly escaped after having his life threatened. Weeks later, The Holy Mountain was banned in Mexico.
Alejandro Jodorowsky 4K Restoration Collection also includes the 1957 short film Le Cravate, a mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story in regards to a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads. Chock filled with extras, the box set includes a book with photos and essays and also newly filmed interviews with Jodorowsky and his very long time personal assistant Pablo Leder. Jodorowsky’s son Brontis, who makes his acting debut because the young boy in El Topo, is interviewed also. As well as the 4K Restorations, are new introductions by Columbia University professor Richard Peña, a mini-documentary A to Z of The Holy Mountain narrated by Jodorowsky biographer Ben Cobb, and CD soundtracks for El Topo and The Holy Mountain.
The Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection was restored by ABKCO Films and Arrow Films and you will be available worldwide, ABKCO is dealing with these Arrow Films closely, that are doubling because the UK distributor Other international distributors for the box set are Nour Films in France, UpLink in Japan, Bildstoerung in Germany, NonStop Entertainment AB in Minerva and Scandinavia Pictures in Italy.
Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection
Fando Y Lis (1967)
The Holy Mountain(1973)
Psychomagic, A Healing Art (2019)
Le Cravate (1957)
The Holy Mountain
A to Z of The Holy Mountain – Ben Cobb
2019 interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky
Newly filmed interview with Brontis Jodorowsky (El Topo)
Newly filmed interview with Pablo Leder, personal assistant to Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain)
New introductions by Columbia University film professor Richard Peña
New 4K restorations on Blu-ray from original 35mm elements
New color corrections supervised by Alejandro Jodorowsky
El Topo first time ever director approved wide screen (1.85:1)
Director commentary tracks
English, French and Spanish subtitles
Book with photos and essays