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El Topo

This violent and allegorical Mexican western attracted a cult following in its day. It is the story of El Topo, a gunslinger who sets out for revenge against the outlaws who slew his wife. He ends up getting his revenge and saving the life of a woman who is being terrorized by bandits. She leads El Topo (which means "the Mole" in English) on a search for the region's top four gunfighters. But before they set off, Topo leaves his young son in a monastery. He and the woman hook up with another female and begin their search. During one battle, El Topo is wounded and the women leave him to die. His comatose body is found by a strange group of cave dwelling people who take him to their subterranean home. He does not wake up for many years. When he does, he is enlisted to help the clan dig an escape tunnel. Later they come to a tiny town where the residents belong to a weird religious cult and El Topo's son has become a monk. The townsfolk are terrorized by a sadistic sheriff. When the clan members come into the town, the stage is set for a blood-soaked tragedy.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2007
UPC: 0013137600098
Original Release: 1970
Rating: NR
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:04:00

Special Features

Feature commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky; Subtitled features, bonus material, and commentary tracks; On camera interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky; Original theatrical trailer; Photo gallery/Original script excerpts

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alejandro Jodorowsky El Topo
Brontis Jodorowsky Son Of El Topo (as a boy)
Alfonso Arau Bandit 1
Jose Luis Fernandez Bandit 2
Gerardo Cepeda Bandit 4
Rene Barrera Bandit 5
David Silva The Colonel
Julian DeMeriche Priest
Juan Jose Gurrola 2nd Master
Agustin Isunza 4th Master
Robert John Son Of El Topo (as a man)
Mara Lorenzio Mara
Jacqueline Luis The Small Woman
Paula Romo The Woman in Black

Technical Credits
Alejandro Jodorowsky Director,Score Composer,Costumes/Costume Designer,Editor,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Rafael Corkidi Cinematographer
Allen Klein Producer
Federico Landeros Editor
Nacho Mendez Score Composer
Roberto Viskin Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky: El Topo
1. The Burial [:07]
2. The Bandits [5:58]
3. The Colonel [8:43]
4. Mara [17:48]
5. 1st Master [6:35]
6. 2nd Master [10:18]
7. 3rd Master [9:35]
8. 4th Master [7:27]
9. Betrayal [4:37]
10. Rebirth [:41]
11. Town [5:05]
12. Beggars [6:45]
13. Miracle [4:56]
14. Tunnel [10:55]

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