I've seen some weird movies in my time -- or so I thought until I saw an Alejandro Jodorowsky movie. The director has a resume that includes tarot expert, mime, comic book writer and new age psychotherapist. His career as a filmmaker has been rocky to say the least: His first film incited a riot at it's premiere screening, and most of his other works have only been accessible through bootlegs and selected midnight screenings and festivals.

The director spoke with Premiere Magazine about the upcoming release of a DVD box set of his films including El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Fando & Lis. The director oversaw the restoration of the films and said, "For the first time in my life I have the picture as I like it." Jodorowsky says he is currently working on a gangster project titled King Shots with Nick Nolte and Marilyn Manson as a 300-year old Pope. Manson is a huge fan of Jodorowsky and even had the director officiate his marriage to Dita Von Teese in a costume from The Holy Mountain. Jodorowsky has always had a rough time of finding investors, so it could be a long time before the project even gets off the ground. Until then, fans will have to be content to sit down with the box set and enjoy the insanity from the comfort of their living rooms.

[via Dark Horizons]
categories Features, Cinematical