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The teaser trailer for my short documentary exploring the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1788982/

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For me one of the most exciting pieces of news from the Cannes Film Festival, which came to a close yesterday, is the news that director Frank Pavich has set out to make the difinitive documentary on maverick Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unrealised adaptation of Dune.

Dune, based on the novel by Frank Herbert was intended to be Jodorowsky’s most epic vision. In the trailer for the documentary he states his intentions: “I want to create a prophet, to change the young mind of all the world”.

Now at the age of 82 Jodorowsky still speaks with passion of this project. See the trailer below:

JODOROWSKY’S DUNEhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935156/

On a related (and slightly shameless) note, I shot a short documentary in London, 2009/2010  exploring Jodorowsky’s work as presented in ‘A Season of Jodorowsky’, an event run but arts collective Guerrilla Zoo. I intend to have a trailer of the film online in the near future, but until then here is a still of Jodorowsky and his art work:

A SEASON OF JODOROWSKYhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1788982/

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It is great news to hear that the visionary Mexican films El Topo (1970) and The Holy Mountain (1973) by Alejandro Jodorowsky are soon to be released on Blu-Ray. Jodorowsky’s films are extraordinary journeys for their audience and their arresting visual styles play a big part in this. I expect the Blu-Ray treatment will really add to the experience.

In addition to this Jodorowsky’s Sante Sangre (1989) was released on Blu-ray at the start of this year by Severin Films with a long list of extras.

For more information on the El Topo and The Holy Mountain releases see here:

http://uk.bluray.ign.com/articles/115/1153700p1.html

See here for information on Severin’s Sante Sangre release:

http://www.severin-films.com/2011/01/25/santa-sangre-blu-ray/

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