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Once in a lifetime, there comes a motion picture that changes the whole history of motion pictures. Films such as Ivan the Terrible, and Herbie Rides Again. And then there are also-rans like 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.
This film is a series of (barely) connected sketches which end up just being a feeble excuse for six grown men to be extremely silly in a muddy field next to a castle (or is it only a model?). But it's all the better for it. You can marvel at the magnificence of the Knights of Ni, insult French people, fight killer vorpal rabbits, have both your arms and legs chopped off and call it a draw, and still get flattened by a flying cow or a large wooden duck, all from the comfort of your living room. All this and more in a well padded 90 minutes of cinematic hilarity. No mean feat.
If this sort of humour appeals, then this DVD is for you. It's packed with special features (I particularly liked the Lego musical number, which is simply inspired), but there's plenty of other silliness there for you to enjoy. Also a nice retrospective with Terry Jones and Michael Palin as they wander around Sloane castle to find where it all went horribly wrong 28 years ago. The film itself is transferred lovingly & beautifully, and is a joy to behold.
If you've never seen Python before, this is a good place to start, as I would argue that its easily the 2nd-most Pythonesque film they made.
So, bring out your dead, bang your head against a plank of wood & chant: "One copy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail please!"
By User - bil1010105 from Stockport, Cheshire United Kingdom
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