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Monty Python and the Holy Grail ("Extraordinarily" Deluxe Edition, 2-DVD) PG

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: 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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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"It's just a flesh wound."
  - The Black Knight (John Cleese) to King Arthur (Graham Chapman), after Arthur has cut off his arms
"I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"
  - French Guard (John Cleese) to Arthur
"Sir Launcelot had saved Sir Galahad from almost certain temptation."
  - Narrator (Michael Palin), upon Sir Galahad (Michael Palin) having been "rescued" from the castle of virgins
"We are the Knights Who Say...'Ni'!"
  - Head Knight (Michael Palin) to Arthur
"One day, lad, all this will be yours!"--Father (Michael Palin)
"What, the curtains'"
  - Prince Herbert (Terry Jones)
"We are now...no longer the Knights Who Say 'Ni.'"--Head Knight
"Ni! Shh!"--Knights of Ni
"Shh! We are now the Knights Who Say 'Ecky-ecky-ecky-ecky-pikang-zoop-boing-goodem-zoo-owli-zhiv.'"
  - Head Knight
"Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!"
  - Tim the Enchanter (John Cleese)
"And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'"
  - Second Brother (Michael Palin)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh97%

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Total Count: 74

Upright95%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 644,361
Silly, sophomoric, and slapped together -- but would you want it any other way? Full Review
Chicago Reader
Mar 29, 2011
...This King Arthur spoof is the final comic word on the legend...
USA Today
Feb 26, 1993
Rating: 5/5 -- The material is superb, Neil Innes' music is tremendous and Gilliam's animations are timelessly brilliant. Full Review
Guardian
Oct 15, 2015
...A marvelously particular kind of lunatic endeavor....The gags are nonstop...
New York Times
Apr 28, 1975
Rating: 9/10 -- A fresh look at the ultimate mock epic, after the Python method has been assimilated into the cultural DNA, reveals the subversive spirit of this bloody and cynical Arthurian deconstruction. Full Review
PopMatters
Dec 2, 2015
Rating: 9/10 -- The first non-sketch Python film is one of the great Arthurian romps. Full Review
Irish Times
Sep 13, 2018
Grail is as funny as a movie can get, but it is also a tough-minded picture -- as outraged about the human propensity for violence as it is outrageous in its attack on that propensity. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 29, 2011

Product 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.

Plot Synopsis:

King Arthur and his knights venture into medieval England in search of the elusive Holy Grail in this riotous parody that takes on the Arthurian legend, chivalry, movie epics, and bunny rabbits. Terry Gilliam's irreverent comedy, featuring the Monty Python troupe in many memorable roles, is very simply one of the funniest films ever made. Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Gilliam successfully transfer their television success to the big screen, laying the groundwork for a series of hysterical farces that would follow.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: March 1975 (L.A.)
  • Filmed on location in Scotland.
  • MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL was the British comedy troupe's second feature and their first film with a somewhat more traditional plot. Their previous effort, AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, was a collection of sketches from the BBC television series MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS.
  • In the opening credits, "Ralph the Wonder Llama" is credited as one of the executive producers; various other llamas are credited with assisting the producers and directors.
  • Novelist Douglas Adams contributed to the film's soundtrack album.
  • Connie Booth and John Cleese were once husband and wife.
  • Terry Gilliam's wife, Maggie Weston, is uncredited as the page turner; only her hand is seen.
  • Terry Gilliam did all the animation for the film.
  • Production designer Roy Smith, also known as Roy Forge Smith, played several small parts in the film.
  • Neil Innes, who wrote the songs for the film, also appears in several bit parts.

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