Also Out Now
Reviewed by Shawn Badgley, Fri., May 11, 2007
Also Out NowThe 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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