Monty Python and the Holy Grail / Python (Monty) Pictures in association with Michael White ; written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; executive producer, John Goldstone ; producer, Mark Forstater ; directed by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
DVD | Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment | 2001 | Special edition, widescreen.
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Special edition, widescreen.
2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 (English), Dolby digital mono (English, French).
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes, Bee Duffell, John Young, Rita Davies, Avril Stewart, Sally Kinghorn.
Photography, Terry Bedford; animation, Terry Gilliam; production design, Roy Smith; songs, Neil Innes ; costume designer, Hazel Pethig ; editor, John Hackney.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
MPAA rating: PG.
The quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in the inimitable Python fashion.
Special features Disc 1. Commentary by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones; Commentary by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin; Read as you watch screenplay; Subtitles for people who do not like the film (taken from Henry IV pt II by William Shakespeare); Follow the killer rabbit option.
Special features Disc 2. Singalong (Knights of the round table, Sir Robin, Monks chant); The quest for the Holy Grail locations; Sacred relics (Coconuts, Japanese version, BBC film night, Old rubbish, Artefacts, Photos, Trailers, The cast); Unshot footage. (Lego knights, Location recce with directors commentaries); Unused ideas; Excommunication.
Special features: Disc 1. On-screen screenplay, commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, plus general complaints and back-biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin, animated menus, scene selection, "Follow the killer rabbit" feature. Disc 2. Three mindless sing-alongs, The quest for the Holy Grail locations, How to use your coconuts (an educational film), Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego!, "On location with the Pythons" (18 min.), an interactive cast directory, tons of Terry Gilliam's original sketches plus posters, behind-the-scenes photos, 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! theatrical trailers, Weblinks.
In English or dubbed French with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
White, Michael, 1936-2016.
Chapman, Graham, 1941-1989.
Jones, Terry, 1942-
Goldstone, John, 1943-
Cleveland, Carol, 1942-
Innes, Neil, 1944-2019.
Duffell, Bee, 1914-1974.
Young, John, 1916-1996.
Davies, Rita (Rita Whicker)
Monty Python (Comedy troupe)
Python (Monty) Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
05276 Columbia Tristar Home Video