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Holy Mountain, The (Blu-ray)

Director(s): Alejandro Jodorowsky

Theatrical Release: 1973

Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Richard Rutowski, Jose Flores, Ana De Sade, Hector Ortega, Juan Ferrara

Genre(s): Avant-Garde, Drama, surreal, religion, psychological, occult, media

Countries: Mexico, USA


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Running Time: 113m.

A film that screams "product of its time," The Holy Mountain was Alejandro Jodorowsky's dizzying elegy to the sex, drugs and spiritual awakening of the late 1960s and early 1970s -- a suitably bizarre follow-up to his El Topo (1971). Fascinating although it only fitfully makes sense, The Holy Mountain is beautifully shot and designed, and it suggests what might have resulted if Luis Bu˝uel, Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Romero had all dropped acid and made a movie together. A Christ-like vagrant and thief wanders through a perverse and unfriendly land until he encounters an enlightened one, who gathers the thief and six of the world's most powerful individuals for a spiritual pilgrimage. If that description sounds a bit sketchy, well, narrative isn't this film's strongest suit. But if you want to see the conquest of Mexico re-enacted by reptiles, soldiers shoot innocent people as birds fly from their wounds, and a wizard turn feces into gold, this is the movie for you. (allrovi.com)

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Blu-ray Disc Special Features:

! Feature Commentary by director Alejandro Jodorowsky

! The Holy Mountain Original Trailer

! The Holy Mountain Deleted Scenes with commentary by director Alejandro Jodorowsky

! Restoration Process Bonus

! The Tarot Bonus with commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky

! Photo Gallery with Original Script Excerpts
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