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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen [20th Anniversary Edition] [2Discs] [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 8772704
  • Release Date: 04/08/2008
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • Commentary woth 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
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    Director Terry Gilliam adroitly applies his Monty Python sensibilities upon the "career" of famed German prevaricator Baron von Munchausen. Played herein by John Neville, the baron is seen quelling a war that he himself started, flying into the stratosphere on the back of a cannonball, ballooning to the moon, exploring the innards of a volcano, being swallowed by a whale....In short, all of Munchausen's fabulous lies are here presented as "truth," played out in full view of nonplussed witnesses Eric Idle, Charles McKeown, Jack Purvis, and Sarah Polley. Fringe benefits include several loving medium shots of jaybird-naked Uma Thurman as Boticelli's Venus and an extended unbilled cameo by Robin Williams -- that is, by the head of Robin Williams -- as the King of the Moon. Filmed under considerable duress on a budget eventually exceeding 45 million dollars, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen never quite caught on with moviegoers, though it has enjoyed a lucrative afterlife on videocassette. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Neville
      John Neville - Baron Munchausen
    • Eric Idle
      Eric Idle - Berthold
    • Sarah Polley
      Sarah Polley - Sally
    • Jonathan Pryce
      Jonathan Pryce - Horatio Jackson
    • Uma Thurman
      Uma Thurman - Venus/Rose



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This was an AMAZING film.

      Posted
      Storyteller

      I was born when this came out, so i have watched this movie soooo many times. It is such a great fairy-tale. As a kid, the grim reaper scared me and the naked parts came to me as a surprise. I wouldn't think of it as a children's movie, but a great movie for people of all ages. Baron Munchausen made me laugh so many times and Sarah kept the movie exciting. Robin Williams acted crazy as always. Baron's stories, somewhat unbelievable, yet interesting made me stay on the edge of my seat the whole time. The ending is GREAT! I seriously recommend others to see this movie and to make it part of their collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Terry Gilliam I'm Afraid This One Doesn't Count

      Posted
      Jory

      I liked Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the other films not so much. This, while creative, is boring, sharp toned and forgettable. The only way I would ever watch this again is if I went through the treatment that Alex DeLarge went through in A Clockwork Orange, this film is just as horrifying to me as those ultraviolent shock films were to him. Ahh, I wanted to like this film too. I love Terry Gilliam films: Brazil, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vages, all brilliant original films and adaptations.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Visually Breathtaking!

      Posted
      kevman79

      This Blue-Ray release has just about everything fans of this film could want, plus an additional bonus feature not available on the standard dvd release. Unfortunately, the only setback in my opinion, is that the image is just too digital (as has often been the case for many recent high-def transfers gracing both the blue-ray and hd-dvd formats). Still though, one of the greatest and most underrated films ever made in my opinion!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I'am the real Baron Munchausen!

      Posted
      PappyJones22

      this was on of my favorite movies growing up, i loved watch this movie wekkends & the Baron fight off the turks then at the end disapper! i recommend this movie to others because it is a fantasy to end all fantasies!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I love this movie

      Posted
      Boyatlarge
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      I can't tell you how many times I have watched. Not for everyone but for myself, I love the fantastical nature of the story and the visuals are stunning.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding

      Posted
      kevman79

      a superb dvd release. Has just about everything fans of this film would want to see. One of the greatest and most underrated films ever made in my opinion.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

      Posted
      James
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      I love this movie. Got to love the old special effects. Great blu ray transfer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

      Posted
      servant
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      Said. This movie a while back and remember it as a time bandits type picture, it is a fun ride.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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