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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life [30th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [1983]

Release Date:10/16/2018
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The Meaning of Life is without a doubt the most tasteless of the Monty Python feature films; it also happens to be one of the funniest. Life's questions are "answered" in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a pre-credits sequence at a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. One of our favorite bits involve the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor, pointing out that there's nothing in his contract preventing this. And of course, there's the scene with the world's most voracious glutton, who brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise. Be warned: though hilarious, this may be the grossest bit of comedy filmmaking ever conceived (there aren't enough words in the world to describe it in detail!). Loyal Pythonites Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin star in The Meaning of Life and share writing responsibilities, while Jones is in the director's chair this time out.~Hal Erickson


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Bonus Features:

Education tips

Feature commentary with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam

Prologue with Eric Idle

Sing-Along version

Snipped bits

Song and dance

Songs unsung

Soundtrack for the lonely

The Meaning of Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Reunion - in this hilarious hour-long featurette, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam look back ath the last movie they made together and reflect on the meaning of life, death, comedy, recognition and fish.

The meaning of making The Meaning of Life

Un Film de John Cleese