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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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The quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in the inimitable Python fashion.
Title: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: Special ed. widescreen version.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features Disc 2. Singalong (Knights of the round table, Sir Robin, Monks chant); The quest for the Holy Grail locations; Sacred relics (Coconuts, Japanese version, BBC film night, Old rubbish, Artefacts, Photos, Trailers, The cast); Unshot footage. (Lego knights, Location recce with directors commentaries); Unused ideas; Excommunication
Special features Disc 1. Commentary by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones; Commentary by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin; Read as you watch screenplay; Subtitles for people who do not like the film (taken from Henry IV pt II by William Shakespeare); Follow the killer rabbit option
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974; released as a motion picture in 1975
Summary: The quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in the inimitable Python fashion.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG
Alternate Title: Holy Grail
ISBN: 0767853520
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Mo
Statement of Responsibility: Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White ; producer, Mark Forstater ; written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
Credits: Director of photography, Terry Bedford ; editor, John Hackney ; original music, Neil Innes.
Performers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Includes English and French language tracks, with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Grail Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy films
Feature films
Topical Term: Grail
Publisher No: 05276 Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
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Jun 02, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you didn't see this at an impressionable age (say 12-20), I'm not sure if you watch this with anything like objectivity now. It's a movie that has almost been ruined by obsessive fans who quote it endlessly. That said, it holds up very well, making the most of its limited budget and cast (the Pythons each play many characters) and featuring the gang's patented mix of high-brow (Arthurian references) and low-brow comedy (fart jokes and flying cows), which few other films have matched. I prefer "Life of Brian," but this is still great fun, as well as one of the first films to depict the Middle Ages as dirty, bloody and brutal. This 2-disc edition has more special features than you may need.

May 13, 2014
  • Marfin101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's just a flesh wound :)

Jul 06, 2013
  • coolsid rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very funny movie!

Apr 23, 2013
  • genre_gal7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome!

Feb 24, 2013
  • isaacasimov rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I watched the extra version with the subtitles from Shakespeare's King Henry - act two, and it is uncanny how the scrip overlaps the movies dialogue. This is very reminiscent of the overlap synchronization of Pinks Floyds 'Dark Side of the Moon' and "The Wizard of Oz'. This is ironically overlapping the financing of the movie, which was provided by the likes of Pink Floyd, maybe even Toto

Feb 20, 2013
  • StarReader rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Funny and fun movie to watch but personally I thought the ending was terrible

Feb 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Demented, twisted, gut-busting comedy from the six sickos. I think my favorite sequence(s) would be John Cleese's taunting French Guard. Then the 'dead collector'. Then the Black Knight... Ah hell, the whole thing is hysterical.

Nov 05, 2012
  • OverCookedCookies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THE FUNNIEST MOVIE EVER!!!!! No matter how many times you see it, it's still hilarious. My favourite scene was The Black Knight scene! 5 stars!

Sep 09, 2012
  • c33812 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST MOVIE I'VE EVER WATCHED!

This movie is very out there you might even be confused of their humor because this movie is odd in almost every way from the chicken to the falling down a bridge

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Nov 27, 2012
  • OverCookedCookies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some kiling and limbs getting cut off, but the blood looks like juice.

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Apr 24, 2013
  • laustcawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"She turned me into a newt!!"
"A newt??"
"...got better..."

Feb 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Taunting French Guard: "...I unclog my nose in your direction, sons of a window-dresser! So, you think you could out-clever us French folk with your silly, knees-bent, running about, advancing behavior! I'll wave my private parts at your aunties you... cheesy leather, second-hand, electric donkey bottom biters!" King Arthur: "IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, WE DEMAND ENTRANCE TO THIS SACRED CASTLE!" Taunting French Guard: "No chance, English bed-wetting types! I burst my pimples at you and call your door-opening request a silly ting! You... tiny-brained wipers of other people's bottoms!"

Nov 04, 2011
  • Willowshade rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England.

May 23, 2011
  • Captain_America rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It seemed as though there was no escape then the illustrater had a heart attack and died ad they got away.

Sep 15, 2009
  • zeldash rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of alderberry.

Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

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