Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Terry Gilliam
 Cast: Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
, Terry Jones
Terry Jones
, Graham Chapman
Graham Chapman
, John Cleese
John Cleese

DVD (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1)

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Overview

The first feature film from the Monty Python gang comes to DVD in this spectacular twin-disc set. The film itself is presented in a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. The copious supplemental materials include a commentary track by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones that features the occasional remark from John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin. The second disc contains singalongs, a version of the film created entirely out of Legos, a pair of documentaries about the creation of the film, an interactive cast directory, artwork from the film, a photo gallery, trailers, and a bunch of other material that will keep Python fans entertained for a very long time. This is probably the definitive home video version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/23/2001
UPC: 0043396052765
Original Release: 1975
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 2,294

Special Features

Subtitles for people who don't like the film (taken from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II); Onscreen screenplay: Read the screenplay while you watch the film; Enlightening commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, plus general complaints and back-biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle, & Michael Palin; "Follow the Killer Rabbit" feature; A special feature for the hard of hearing; A glorious extra 24 seconds absolutely free; Three mindless singalongs; Join Michael Palin and Terry Jones in their special feature documentary: "The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations"; "How to Use Your Coconuts" (an educational film); Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Japanese (with English subtitles); Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego; "On Location With the Pythons": Genuine 18-min. location report made in 1974 by BBC Film Night (broadcast Dec. 19, 1974); An interactive cast directory: Discover just how many roles Michael Palin plays; Tons of Terry Gilliam's original sketches plus posters; Behind-the-scenes photos: Hitherto unseen by human hand; A Load of Rubbish: A surprise package of mystery items specially included for the mentally challenged; Unused Locations!: How the directors' recce used up the budget; Unused ideas; Theatrical trailers; Web links for real nerds

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Graham Chapman King Arthur,Hiccoughing Guard,Three-Headed Knight
John Cleese Sir Lancelot,French,Black Knight
Terry Gilliam Patsy/Soothsayer,Old Man from Scene 24
Eric Idle Sir Robin,Concorde,Roger,Maynard,Guard
Terry Jones Sir Bedevere,Three-Headed Knight,Prin,Dennis's Mother
Michael Palin Sir Galahad,King,Knight,1st Soldier with a Keen Interest in Birds,Dennis
Patsy Kensit Actor
Monty Python Actor
Connie Booth The Witch
Carol Cleveland Zoot/Dingo
Neil Innes Minstrel, + minor role
Bee Duffell Old Crone to Whom King Arthur Said "Ni--"
John Young Dead person, Historian
Rita Davies Historian Who Isn't A.J.P. Taylor, Honestly's, Wife
Sally Kinghorn Either Winston or Piglet
Sandy Johnson Actor
Sandy Rose Actor
Mary Allen Actor

Technical Credits
Terry Gilliam Director,Screenwriter
Terry Jones Director,Screenwriter
Howard Atherton Camera Operator
Terry Bedford Cinematographer
Graham Chapman Screenwriter
John Cleese Screenwriter
Julian Doyle Special Effects
Mark Forstater Producer
John Goldstone Executive Producer
Eric Idle Screenwriter
Neil Innes Score Composer
Leo Kharibian Choreography
Michael White Producer
Michael Palin Screenwriter
Hazel Pethig Costumes/Costume Designer
Roy Forge Smith Production Designer
Wolfe Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
0. Scene Select
1. Main Titles [:01]
2. Coconuts [3:36]
3. Plague Village [:48]
4. Constitutional Peasants [:11]
5. The Black Knight [2:17]
6. Witch Village [:41]
7. Knights of the Round Table [:07]
8. God [1:06]
9. French Taunters [3:10]
10. The Trojan Rabbit [:11]
11. The Tale of Sir Robin [:05]
12. The Tale of Sir Galahad [1:01]
13. Scene 24 [:04]
14. The Knights Who Say Ni [3:08]
15. The Tale of Sir Lancelot [:48]
16. The Rescue of Prince Herbert [:05]
17. The Wedding Guests [:25]
18. Roger the Shrubber [:03]
19. A Herring [2:58]
20. Tim the Enchanter [:03]
21. The Cave of Caerbannog [1:06]
22. The Holy Hand Grenade [:12]
23. The Black Beast of Aaarrghh! [:03]
24. The Bridge of Death [:57]
25. The Castle of Aaarrghh! [:03]
26. The Holy Grail [:22]
27. Prepare to Attack [1:25]
28. The End of the Film [:04]

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