The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Part thoughtful tribute, part bittersweet reminder of a missed opportunity, Jodorowsky's Dune offers a fascinating look at a lost sci-fi legend.
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
A visual treat rich in symbolism, The Holy Mountain adds another defiantly idiosyncratic chapter to Jodorowsky's thoroughly unique filmography.
Salvador Dali was to be paid $100,000 per minute of acting in it, it's storyboard inspired Alien, The 5th Element, Star Wars, & Terminator, & Pink Floyd were in line for the soundtrack..but it didn't happen, and so Jodorowsky's Dune isn't a documentary, it's the story of how something that never existed was so influential. Now you're familiar with him (and either in awe or shock) you need to see Jodorowsky's work: While he wanted Dune to induce visions of LSD, The Holy Mountain is what you'd imagine from a sentient projector of you loaded film spools with tabs and spit out a film. Just... yeah.. it's really great but you may need edibles.