Monty Python and the Holy Grail (2-Disc Collector's Edition) - Special Edition (1975)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Terry Gilliam Patsy/Soothsayer
Terry Jones Sir Bedevere
Graham Chapman King Arthur
John Cleese Sir Lancelot
Eric Idle Sir Robin
Michael Palin Sir Galahad
Patsy Kensit Three-Headed Knight
Sandy Johnson Dennis
Connie Booth The Witch
Carol Cleveland Zoot and Dingo
Neil Innes The First Self-Destructive Monk/Robin's Least Favourite Minstrel/The Page Crushed by a Rabbit/The Owner of a Duck
Bee Duffell Old Crone to Whom King Arthur Said 'Ni!'
Elspeth Cameron
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Comedy; Fantasy
Director Terry Gilliam; Terry Jones
Producer Mark Forstater; Michael White; John Goldstone
Writer Graham Chapman; John Cleese
Studio Columbia / TriStar; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 29 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Plot
Could this be the funniest movie ever made? By any rational measure of comedy, this medieval romp from the Monty Python troupe certainly belongs on the short list of candidates. According to Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide, it's "recommended for fans only," but we say hogwash to that--you could be a complete newcomer to the Python phenomenon and still find this send-up of the Arthurian legend to be wet-your-pants hilarious. It's basically a series of sketches woven together as King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail, with Graham Chapman as the King, Terry Gilliam as his simpleton sidekick Patsy, and the rest of the Python gang filling out a variety of outrageous roles. The comedy highlights are too numerous to mention, but once you've seen Arthur's outrageously bloody encounter with the ominous Black Knight (John Cleese), you'll know that nothing's sacred in the Python school of comedy. From holy hand grenades to killer bunnies to the absurdity of the three-headed knights who say "Ni--!," this is the kind of movie that will strike you as fantastically funny or just plain silly, but why stop there? It's all over the map, and the pace lags a bit here and there, but for every throwaway gag the Pythons have invented, there's a bit of subtle business or grand-scale insanity that's utterly inspired. The sum of this madness is a movie that's beloved by anyone with a pulse and an irreverent sense of humor. If this movie doesn't make you laugh, you're almost certainly dead. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 848
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/12/03
Purchase Price $20.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 007
Product Details
Edition Collector's Edition Boxed Set
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
1.85:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 043396012936
Chapters 28
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen