Monty Python and the Holy Grail 35th Anniversary Edition; UltraViolet Blu-ray Disc 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.
Note: The holy book of days second screen experience Lost animations with introduction by Terry Gilliam Outtakes and extended scenes with introduction by Terry Jones Scintillating commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones and even more revealing commentaries by John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michale Palin Quest for the Holy Grail locations with Michael Palin & Terry Jones Lego Knights: the Knights of the round table in LEGO Special Japanese version How to use your coconuts (and educational film) BBC film night on location Three songs to sing-along Cast directory photo gallery
Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Japanese DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Japanese Subtitles - English, French, Japanese, Spanish
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