Archive for April, 2007
It’s been a long time waiting but finally we are getting proper releases of the best Alejandro Jodorowsky films. Chances are if you’ve seen El Topo or The Holy Mountain that they have been really bad quality bootleg copies. Finally they are releasing great proper Widescreen Transfers of El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Fando Y Lis in one great box. Finally we can see these movies in their full glory. Full information below:
“Anchor Bay will release a special limited edition collector’s box set, The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, on DVD on 5/1/2007(SRP $49.98). 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.”
Comes out May 1st. You can pre-order on Amazon for $37.49 (what a deal!)
We were all saddened by the sudden passing of the wonderful Arthur Magazine a little while ago but it seems we need not worry any longer. It has been announced that the Magazine is returning as Arthur Vol. II. From their website:
“Stay tuned for news about Arthur Vol. II, debuting as soon as we can get it happening. We’ve been through a (completely unnecessary) wringer over the last few months, so it might be a minute or two before we’re totally up and running.”
This is great news. I can’t wait.
Also check out the articles that would have been in Arthur 26 on their website.
They’ll also be in town at Blue Hill at the Duck Room on May 27th. They last stopped by St. Louis in 2005 to celebrate the release of Gold (which was a collaboration with Trans Am). Don’t miss this show (you will get rocked)…and stay tuned to KWUR to hear the brand new Champs tunes!