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    Alejandro Jodorowsky Arrow Box Set

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    “More than spectacle. An experience for all of your life.” Exciting news for fans of cult cinema -- Arrow Video are slated to issue a remastered collection of several essential works from cinematic mystic Alejandro Jodorowsky! According to his son Brontis Jodorowsky, the box set will contain new 4K restorations of the surreal shocker FANDO & LIS (1968), his midnight movie trailblazer EL TOPO (1970) and the allegorical masterpiece THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973). The actor also states he contributed a long interview to join an expected bounty of extras, and, “lots of memories came back!” Watch this space for more details as they become available!
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    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
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    They've got new announcements coming later today, so this, I assume, will be one of them.
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    OK, so no announcement today, which means this is May at the earliest.
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    Jesus christ, because of some bs he said the '70s? They clearly can't handle provacative adult art. I bet they think of themselves as having an open mind. Funny, in the '70s liberals faught hard for freedom of speech. Now they have completely aligned themselves with pearl clutching conservatives. These people need to grow up.
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    As a non-native English speaker, Jodorowsky has a tendency to be a little bit 'loose' with his application of the English word 'rape'.

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    I think that anyone who knows his work would have come across his rape claim pretty early on. These people knew, they've just bowed to pressure from these pricks that can't keep their condescending fucking mouths shut on 'behalf' of the opressed masses. Anyone can see his comments were just macho seventies bullshit, not to be taken seriously and that this would never be allowed to happen on a film set (although these same people would assert that snuff films exist). I'm sick of these professional shit-stirrers, if this is the future of mankind we might as well go extinct now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agent999 View Post
    I think that anyone who knows his work would have come across his rape claim pretty early on. These people knew, they've just bowed to pressure from these pricks that can't keep their condescending fucking mouths shut on 'behalf' of the opressed masses. Anyone can see his comments were just macho seventies bullshit, not to be taken seriously
    Not even that. There are several ways the remark he made about EL TOPO could be interpreted:
    a) as a bit of macho posturing/provocative language (as you suggested, agent999);
    b) as the kind of hyperbolic assertion actors tend to use to assert authenticity in their performance (eg, in a murder scene, 'I *really* killed him' - as in, 'I went the whole hog in my performance to make it look authentic');
    c) as a misappropriation of the word 'rape', which may be down to (i) Jodorowsky's native tongue not being English or may be down to (ii) changing uses of the word 'rape' (eg, even as a young man, years after Jodorowsky made that comment, I remember people using the word 'rape' synonymously with aggressive but consensual sex - not a technically accurate use of the word but certainly one that was in fairly common usage);
    d) as an admission of a criminal act.

    I know which of these I think is the least likely. The use of the word 'rape' does not mean that penetration took place between Jodorowsky and Lorenzio (in fact, I'd say there's almost no evidence in the film to suggest this at all) or that even if it did, it was non-consensual and not part of the performance. We live in a ridiculous age in which a highly ambiguous assertion can be taken as definite proof of an admission of guilt to something that may never have taken place, simply because language has become so politicised. It's positively Orwellian.
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    Not what I was expecting this thread to be about......

    But on topic: I'll most likely get this when it is released.

    And further off topic: Jodorowsky is from Tocopilla, Chile, a town which practically entirely emigrated to Sweden later on, during the Pinochet regime. I know at least 10 people from there. None of them have ever heard of Jodorowsky when I have asked though.
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