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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 ... more
The Holy Mountain(1973)
A nameless thief wanders the streets of Mexico City, worshipped and reviled by those he meets, until he comes to the home of a mysterious alchemist who recruits him to join a band of nine people. Their mission: take over the Holy Mountain and depose its inhabitants, thus attaining universal knowledge and immortality. Writer/director ... more
A boy spends 10 years in an asylum after seeing his father mutilate his mother before he took his own life. After he's released, a bizarre bond forms between mother and son--a relationship that turns to murder. Guy Stockwell, Blanca Guerra, Axel Jodorowsky star in this surrealistic, graphically violent descent into madness from cult ... more
Mexico's master fantasist/filmmaker is feted with this four-disc boxed set. "La Cravate" (1957), Jodorowsky's debut work, is a short silent adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads. Marthe Mercure and Jean-Marie Proslier star. AKA: "Les Tetes Interverties," "The Severed ... more