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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
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The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan.
Title: The adventures of Baron Munchausen
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Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2008
Edition: 20th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features (disc 2): Commentary with director Terry Gilliam and co-writer/actor Charles McKeown; "The madness and misadventures of Munchausen" : an all-new 3-part documentary on the making of the film; storyboard sequences with all-new vocal performances by Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown; deleted scenes
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
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Summary: The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG
ISBN: 9781424858231
1424858232
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Ad
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents a Prominent Features/Laura Film production ; a Terry Gilliam film ; screenplay by Charles McKeown & Terry Gilliam ; produced by Thomas Schuhly ; directed by Terry Gilliam
Credits: Photographer, Giuseppe Rotunno ; editor, Peter Hollywood ; original score, Michael Kamen ; costume designer, Gabriella Pescucci ; production designer, Dante Ferretti ; special effects, Richard Conway.
Performers: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, Jonathan Pryce.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mastered in High Definition
Other Language: Closed-captioned
English, French, Portuguese and Japanese language tracks, with optional subtitles in English, French, Portuguese or Japanese
Subject Headings: Hot air balloons Drama Adventure and adventurers Drama Münchhausen, Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von, Baron, 1720-1797 Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Action and adventure films
Comedy films
Feature films
Topical Term: Hot air balloons
Adventure and adventurers
Publisher No: 25427 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
19174 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Nov 14, 2011
  • avisualfeel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This film by Terry Gilliam is a bit like Raiders of the Lost ark. Monty Python sense of humor exists here & there. A zany tale for sure & lots of inventiveness. It's also amazing what a director of this caliber has to put up with to get a film of his made.

Aug 08, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What zesty fun!

Terry Gilliam's multiple realities of adventure stories which are meta-fiction and fairy tales of documentary styles.

Well, okay, none of those really.

You can very much see the early approach of the director to the themes of "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" here, with reality and stage production intermingled and cross-threaded, plus adventure stories of daring-do made into something real. The most important thing that runs through both films — and the rest of his work, for that matter — is the importance of maintaining the joy and open acceptance of 'play' found in a child, but beaten out of one when reaching adulthood.

Jul 08, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I loved this movie when it came out. I got this movie because I remembered how much I loved it. That being said, I hated it. I couldn't find anything fun or redeeming about it. It wasn't funny. It wasn't exciting. It was too long. I guess the acting was ok. Robin Williams was annoying. Sometimes it's best to just leave something nostalgic. The special effects were pretty good, but apparently the budget was massive. I can't give this even the smallest of recommendations, even though there must have been something to me loving it 20 years ago.

Jan 22, 2011
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Although its chief fame will always be as one of the costliest commercial flops of that era, I have a special affection for this whimsical and well-staged yarn. I confess it is uneven in places (the moon sequence, while visually stunning, is sadly marred by the dubious "performance" of the eternally irritating Robin Williams, for example). Not necessarily a film that small children "get", they may nonetheless enjoy the colourful imagery and sense of adventure.

Apr 21, 2010
  • GHN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic in story, scenes, special effects and mostly the performers' acting.

Feb 17, 2010
  • neko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Terry Gilliam again takes an excellent cast and creates a delightful fantasy everyone can enjoy.

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Sep 28, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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