El Topo (1970)
A mix of spaghetti western, Tod Browning shocker, Christian allegory, and Carlos Castaneda fantasy, writer/director/star Alejandro Jodorowsky's quintessential cult film follows black-clad gunslinger El Topo (The Mole), who abandons his young son and sets off on a quest in the desert. Betrayed and left for dead, El Topo is rescued by a band of deformed cave-dwellers and, years later, attempts to help them leave their underground home for a frontier town where his now-grown son is a monk. Brontis Jodorowsky, Robert John, Mara Lorenzio also star. 124 min. Standard; Soundtracks: Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary; interview; photo gallery; script excerpts; theatrical trailer. In Spanish with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.