El Topo

El Topo

By Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • Genre: Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Release Date: 1970-01-01
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Production Company: Producciones Panicas
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
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Originally released in 1970, Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo quickly caught the imagination of movie audiences, becoming a landmark in independent film-making. The early screenings at New York's Elgin Theater sparked the Midnight Movie phenomena, catalyzed by an endorsement from John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Classic Americana and avant-garde European sensibilities collide with Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and mystic El Topo (played by writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky) tries to defeat four sharp-shooting rivals on a bizarre path to allegorical self-awareness and resurrection. As it seeks an alternative to the Hollywood mainstream, El Topo is also the most controversial quasi-Western head trip ever made!