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ABKCO Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 25 works in 68 publications in 4 languages and 2,123 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Experimental films  Biographical films  Rock concert films  Drama  History  Fantasy films  Nonfiction films  Western films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 782.421660922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by ABKCO Films (Firm)
El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our hero is the ultimate black leather clad gunfighter/mystic who cleans up an isolated town of evil outlaws. He sets out to kill the four Masters of the desert. After doing so, EL TOPO is tormented by what he has done and in turn is killed himself. He is then resurrected and takes on a new persona, which leads him on a journey to rectify the injustices that overwhelmed his past life."--Container
Alexandro Jodorowsky's The holy mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious figure and his seven followers attempt to ascend the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal
La danza de la realidad = the dance of reality by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mystical autobiography of Alejandro Jodorowsky's childhood that blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry. It reflects his philosophy that reality is not objective, but rather a "dance" created by our own imaginations
The Rolling Stones rock and roll circus by Rolling Stones( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numerous bands perform in a studio designed to look like a circus. Organized by the Rolling Stones and originally filmed to air on television
Sympathy for the devil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from a Rolling Stones writing/recording session for their Beggars banquet album, alternating with scenes of political upheaval, media saturation, and revolution
Fando y Lis by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fando and his paraplegic sweetheart Lis [search] for the enchanted city of Tar, where spiritual ecstasy resides. The astonishing road trip takes them through urban rubble, scalding deserts, treacherous mountains, their own pasts, and close encounters of the weirdest kind"--Container
La cravate by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads
Sam Cooke, legend : the life, the legend, the legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on singer Sam Cooke's life and music. Expanded version of the VH-1 Legends special. Includes interviews with Sam Cooke's family and other singers
The Rolling Stones rock and roll circus( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances by various rock performers of the late sixties
The films of Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of cinema's most controversial and influential filmmakers. After 35 years in the wilderness, the maverick visionary is back to shock and bedazzle audiences all over again
Charlie is my darling : Ireland 1965( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 1965 but never released, this is a behind-the-scenes look at the Rolling Stones' tour in Ireland just after "(I can't get no) Satisfaction" became a number one hit. Witness the band's first professionally filmed performances, the riots their appearances created, travel through the Irish countryside by train, time spent in motel rooms during impromptu songwriting sessions, and more
Blindman by Ferdinando Baldi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in German and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A blind, but deadly, gunman is hired to escort fifty mail order brides to their miner husbands. His business partners double cross him, selling the women to bandit Domingo. Blindman heads into Mexico in pursuit."--IMDb
El topo ; The holy mountain = La montagna sacra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek tycoon by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bio-drama loosely based on the relationship between Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy, and the jet set circles
1931 : once upon a time in New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1931. Violence is everywhere as gang wars explode across the face of the nation. Al Capone will soon spend ten years in prison, as his empire was cracking up. Hollywood reflected the era: "Little Caesar," "Public Enemy No. 1," and "Scarface." There were others, too. Killers with baby faces. This is the story of one of them."--Title screens. While the title implies a New York setting, the green, leafy, country backgrounds are actually West Virginia--as the story acknowledges. This is a straight-up spaghetti gangster film--probably a big hit at the drive-in, and notable now for featuring a number of very nicely preserved period automobiles. It has all the standard gangster elements: groups of Italian guys cooking and playing cards, a funeral with lots of women in black crying, dames in glittery sequined dresses doing the Charleston, and a lot of gunplay. A lot of rather bloody gunplay. Joe Bob would approve
The films of Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fando y Lis : Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar ; El toro : El Topo searches the desert to defeat four master gunmen and to find enlightenment ; The Holy mountain : an alchemist assembles a group of people from all walks of life to prepare them for the trip to Lotus Island where they will ascend the holy mountain to displace the gods who rule the universe ; La cravate : A young man tries to seduce a woman who is attracted to his body but pushes his face. Desperate, the young man found a shop where you can change heads; so he decided to change it
El Topo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After coming upon the scene of a horrifying massacre, roaming gunslinger El Topo demands justice. He learns that the atrocity was committed by someone named The Colonel, and after tracking down the villain and his equally vile men, the mystery man murders them all. A young woman is so grateful to be released from the Colonel's bondage that she agrees to ride with El Topo. But she does not love him and will only pledge her devotion if he kills the four greatest guns in the desert. One by one, El Topo finds the fiends and destroys them. But he is eventually double-crossed, finding himself left for dead among an underground collective of deformed freaks. Vowing to change his ways, he commits to building a tunnel between the cave and the local town. Little does he know that the people in the surrounding village purposefully shunned these lost souls and will do anything--including murder--to keep them away
The films of Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of cinema's most controversial and influential fimmakers. Jodorowsky tore apart the very fabric of film. After 35 years in the wilderness, the maverick visionary is back to shock and bedazzle audiences all over again. Contains bonus CDs in DVD cases
The Rolling Stones gimme shelter by Rolling Stones( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1969 American concert tour and a concert at Altamont Speedway where security guards killed an audience member. Includes appearances by Ike and Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and the Flying Burrito Brothers
Las películas de Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
ABKCO

Languages
English (34)

Spanish (22)

Italian (2)

German (2)