Monty Python and the Holy Grail "Extraordinarily" Deluxe Edition; 2-Disc Set DVD Description
This classic Monty Python comedy, directed by Pythons Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, is a hilarious send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.
In addition to the set pieces, the film also includes the same kind of surreal animation that Gilliam contributed to the television series. Throughout the irreverent adventures, the Python crew eschews realism in favor of anachronistic social satire, a recipe it later returned to in the 1979 biblical farce MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN. Melding the ridiculous with the sublime, the film quickly inspired a cult following, generated a host of quotes, and even inspired a computer game 20 years after its release. The numerous songs and hysterical vignettes are sidesplittingly unforgettable.
2-Disc Set Collectors Edition Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned Subtitles - English, French, Spanish Additional Release Material: A Glorious Extra 24 Seconds Absolutely Free! On-Screen Screenplay Sing-Alongs (3) Special Feature for the Hard of Hearing Subtitles For People Who Don't Like The Film (taken from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II) Audio Commentary: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin - Stars Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Featurette: 1. THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL LOCATIONS 2. ON LOCATION WITH THE PYTHONS (1974 BBC Location Report) Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Selection "Follow The Killer Rabbit" Feature Interactive Cast Directory
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