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ABKCO Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 26 works in 44 publications in 4 languages and 1,461 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Rock music  Film adaptations  Interviews  Biography  Western films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by ABKCO Films (Firm)
El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A gunfighter avenges the death of his wife, then spurred on by a woman, seeks to prove himself by defeating other master gunfighters."--Container
The Rolling Stones rock and roll circus by Rolling Stones ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performances by various rock performers of the late sixties
The holy mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 220 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
Sympathy for the devil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 196 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 )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 125 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 120 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 )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 92 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 films of Alejandro Jodorowsky ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 56 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
The Films of Alejandro Jodorwsky ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 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
Charlie is my darling Ireland 1965 by Rolling Stones ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 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
El topo The holy mountain = La montagna sacra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek tycoon by J. Lee Thompson ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bio-drama loosely based on the relationship between Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy, and the jet set circles
El Topo the films of Alexandro Jodorowsky ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part of the film follows El Topo, a gunfighter and his seven year old son on their journey across the desert as they come upon a massacre and hunt down the killers. The second part shows the death of El Topo, and the birth of his new son
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 holy mountain La montagna sacra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He joins a group of six wealthy and powerful individuals and together they ascend the Holy Mountain to gain the secret of eternal life
Blind man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and held by 2 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
Sam Cooke the life, the legend, the legacy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 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
El Topo directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: the first part of the film follows El Topo, a gunfighter and his seven year old son on their journey across the desert as they come upon a massacre and hunt down the killers. The second part shows the death of El Topo, and the birth of his new son
Jodorowsky the essential collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
El Topo: The gunfighter El Topo and his young son ride through a desert to a village, whose inhabitants have been massacred. Bandits are nearby, torturing and killing the survivors. El Topo rescues a woman (Mara), who leads him on a mission to find and defeat the four master gunmen of the desert. Leaving his son with a group of monks, El Topo and Mara complete the mission, accompanied by a mysterious woman in black. The women leave El Topo wounded in the desert, where he is found by a clan of deformed people who take him to the remote cavern where they live. Awakening years later, he goes with a dwarf woman to a nearby town, promising to dig a tunnel through which the cave-dwellers can escape. They find the town run by a vicious sheriff and home to a bizarre religious cult. El Topo's son, now a man, is a monk in the town. The completion of the tunnel leads El Topo, the townspeople, and the cave-dwellers to a bloody and tragic end
The holy mountain = La montaña sagrada ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A mysterious Christ-like figure and his seven followers attempt to ascend the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal
 
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Alternative Names
ABKCO
Languages
English (21)
Spanish (11)
Italian (2)
German (2)