Rent The Holy Mountain (1973)

3.5 of 5 from 144 ratings
1h 50min
Rent The Holy Mountain (aka La montaña sagrada) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
"The Holy Mountain", Jodorowsky's follow-up to the hugely successful 'El Topo', is a surreal and provocative masterpiece of truly epic proportions. Its rich assortment of unforgettable images forms the basis of a fabulous and unrestrained exploration of humankind. Sex, violence, alchemy, war, religion and the search for self are the landmarks visited on this mind-bending trip.
Actors:
, Horacio Salinas, , Juan Ferrara, Adriana Page, , , Nicky Nichols, , , , Chucho-Chucho, , Connie De La Mora, David Kapralik, , , Bobby Cameron, Re Debris, Lupita Peruyero
Directors:
Producers:
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Roberto Viskin
Writers:
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Aka:
La montaña sagrada
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Collections:
A World of Difference: A History of Gay Cinema, Drama Films & TV
Countries:
Mexico
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/04/2007
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary By Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Deleted Scenes With Director Commentary
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky On The Tarot
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Restoration Featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/08/2020
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 1.0, French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English, French, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Jodorowsky Remembers 'The Holy Mountain', new interview
  • Newly filmed introduction with Richard Pena
  • Pablo Leder: Jodorowsky's Right Hand Man, Jodorowsky's personal assistant remembers acting in 'El Topo' and 'The Holy Mountain' and his time spent with the director
  • The A to Z of 'The Holy Mountain', a new video essay by writer Ben Cobb
  • Deleted scenes with director's commentary
  • The Tarot, a short film in which Jodorowsky explains the secrets of the cards
  • Original Trailer
  • Image Galleries

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Reviews (2) of The Holy Mountain

Beautiful and Bonkers - The Holy Mountain review by KC

Spoiler Alert
16/02/2018

Alejandro Jodorowsky makes films like nobody else makes films, this movie is visually sumptious and totally surreal, the story really doesn't matter just let yourself get caught up in the aesthetic rush and savour the psychedelic vibe of skinned dogs, toad armies and endless animals hanging out in odd places checking out the hippies.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Unexpectedly more to it than meets the eye - The Holy Mountain review by CJ

Spoiler Alert
06/09/2020

To watch this unique film just for the visual spectacle is certainly a satisfying experience by itself. However to gain an understanding into what this film is trying to portray you really need to watch it a second time with the director commentary switched on. It reveals that the film is very closely linked to the directors take on tarot cards and how that in turn is linked to the physical and spiritual life of human beings. So not only will your eyes be opened when watching, but you mind also. The commentary also gives a nice insight into the personality of the director himself, who seems like a very interesting person. Then when you've watched with the commentary, if you have the blu-ray special feature about the tarot watch that too.

Much of the film is actually symbolic and so what you see is almost like a series of revelations or visions rather than a conventional movie.

The visual style is impressive but again given the directors insight, the finished film does appear chaotic at times but that seems to be due to the difficulty the director had while making such a controversial movie.

It was worth watching if only for learning more about this talented and interesting director and gaining some insight into tarot cards.

It is such a shame the director didn't have the chance to make his version of the sci-fi film Dune! I think it would have been amazing.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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