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Reviewed by Shawn Badgley, Fri., May 11, 2007

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The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (Anchor Bay, $49.98): Mr. Savlov in effect argues above that Anchor Bay's Bava box is the most anticipated set of (presumably) the Gregorian calendar year 2007 (presumably, too, among Region I releases, although it is well-documented that he owns a multiplatform player) as well as the studio's "finest single-director collection to date." These claims are at best dubious and at worst doubly – and grossly – fallacious. The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky is the most anticipated boxed set of this century and certainly Anchor Bay's "finest single-director collection to date." This is so obvious that I'm snorting as I type it. Six discs comprise Fando y Lis, El Topo (available here for the first time officially on DVD), and The Holy Mountain (same) – including commentaries – in addition to a 90-minute documentary, two soundtracks, and the iconoclast's first 35mm work: the recently discovered short "La Cravate." It might be Bava who "raises hackles and hormones," but it's Jodorowsky who heightens consciousness and cinematic experience. In conclusion: Marc, your opinion is wrong, and mine is right.
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