Monday, December 13, 2010

The Holy Mountain (1973)

The Holy Mountain (1973)

Genre: Cult / Fantasy
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders
Duration: 114 min.
Rating: 7.8/10

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.


As the tagline goes, nothing in your education or experience can have prepared you for this film.  That is no lie, The Holy Mountain by Chilean born Alejandro Jodorowsky, is so out there that it truly can not be explained with words.  Imagine the most bizarre and psychedelic imagery you can, then multiply that by ten-fold and it still won't come close to the experience that is The Holy MountainI really hope someone decides to release this on Blu-ray soon.

*Update April 15, 2011: I just heard the great news, Anchor Bay is releasing both The Holy Mountain and El Topo on Blu-Ray officially on April 26.


Yllsa said...


but I never did understand what it was about hahaha

The Angry Vegetarian said...

Looks very weird, but something I would really enjoy :) I think those two are always connected, anyway.

Adalmin said...

I really like the tunnel shot :O And this film reminds me of The Fall, at least in terms of crazy batshit imagery xD

major mack said...

maybe ill check this out; never heard of it

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