Monty Python and the Holy Grail 2-Disc Special Edition 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 Region 1 Keep Case Special Edition Letterbox - 1.85 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1- English Dolby Digital Mono- English Disc 1: Additional Release Material: "Follow the Killer Rabbit" Feature Audio Commentary: Terry Gilliam- Director, Screenwriter, Star, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin- Screenwriters, Stars Version for the Hard Of Hearing Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Selection Text/Photo Galleries: On-Screen Screenplay Subtitles for People Who Don't Like the Film Disc 2: Additional Release Material: Trailers Three Sing-Alongs Featurette: 1. THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL LOCATIONS 2. HOW TO USE YOUR COCONUTS- Educational Film 3. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL in Lego 4. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL in Japanese w/ English Subtitles 5. ON LOCATION WITH THE PYTHONS- 1974 BBC Film Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Selection Interactive Cast Directory Text/Photo Galleries: Behind-the-Scenes Photos Terry Gilliam's Original Sketches and Posters DVD-ROM Features: Weblinks
People who purchased Monty Python and the Holy Grail 2-Disc Special Edition DVD also purchased: