ABKCO unveils Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection!
ABKCO Films has revealed the Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection, a retrospective look at the acclaimed Chilean filmmaker’s work featuring three of his films remastered as well as a short film, bonus features and CD soundtracks for two of the films! The unboxing trailer can be viewed in the player below!
Alongside the remastered collection, the music and records company has announced it is partnering up with Alamo Drafthouse to bring Jodorowsky’s latest film, Psychomagic, A Healing Heart, to North American audiences for the first time via the theater chain’s video-on-demand platform, Alamo on Demand. Prior to its August 7 debut, the streaming platform will feature a retrospective beginning on August 1 featuring the 4K restorations of the films Fando y Lis, El Topo and The Holy Mountain from the collection, as well as The Dance of Reality and Endless Poetry. There will also be a virtual master class in Psychomagic featuring the 91-year-old writer/director.
Psychomagic, A Healing Art is an intimate exploration of the visionary director’s theory of trauma therapy. Jodorowsky’s unique concept of healing uses performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal “acts of confrontation” in real world applications. Drawing from a life-long study of philosophy, psychology, ethnology, and world religions, from Freud to Shamans, from Kabbalah to Gurdjieff and everything in between, Jodorowsky works directly with people in pain who are eager to face, resolve and transcend their personal dilemmas through the use of radical performative art therapy. The film illuminates the Maestro’s vision with themes evident since the start of his career, while contemporaneously breaking the wall between reality and performance. His healing concepts extend beyond the individual to the global, offering humanity a collective catharsis to a higher consciousness. “The world is ill, we need to make therapy pictures,” said Jodorowsky of his work. “If art is not a medicine for society, it’s a poison.”
At the age of 91, Jodorowsky is as relevant as he’s ever been. In addition to completing Psychomagic, A Healing Art, he supervised the color correction of the 4K restorations of his essential films using the original 35mm elements, with stunning and vibrant results. El Topo is presented in 1:33 aspect ratio as it was shown in theaters in 1970. It is also available for the first time in 1.85:1 widescreen. Jodorowsky originally envisioned the film with this aspect ratio as an homage to Sergio Leone, and a half century later, that dream has finally been fulfilled.
Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection
Fando Y Lis (1967)
The Holy Mountain(1973)
Psychomagic, A Healing Art (2019)
Le Cravate (1957)
The Holy Mountain
A to Z of The Holy Mountain – Ben Cobb
2019 interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky
Newly filmed interview with Brontis Jodorowsky (El Topo)
Newly filmed interview with Pablo Leder, personal assistant to Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain)
New introductions by Columbia University film professor Richard Peña
New 4K restorations on Blu-ray from original 35mm elements
New color corrections supervised by Alejandro Jodorowsky
El Topo first time ever director approved wide screen (1.85:1)
Director commentary tracks
English, French and Spanish subtitles
Book with photos and essays
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Author: Grant Hermanns