Tartan Films re-release the original midnight movie from cult legend Alejandro Jodorowsky — El Topo (1970)
A cult classic, El Topo is a psychedelic, allegorical Western set in two halves that have widely been compared to the Old and New Testaments of the bible. In the first half, Jodorowsky plays a violent, black-clad gunfighter who, accompanied by his naked son, sets off on a murderous mission to challenge four zen masters of gunfighting, and learns from each of them a Great Lesson before they die. In the second half, El Topo sets out to find personal redemption, secluding himself in a subterranean community to learn the ways of peace, but unfortunately death is never far away.
The film is playing in selected cinemas now and will be available on DVD, as will it’s follow up Holy Mountain, and an awesome Jodorowsky boxset containing both and more, all from 14th May.
Visit www.el-topo.co.uk for more info
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