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Monty Python and the Holy Grail [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1975]

Release Date:10/23/2001
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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.


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

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