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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Based on a British TV show, this low-budget film about an Arthurian quest is one of those unusual cult classics that is still quoted and eluded to years after its 1975 release. Because it is full of inane situations, occasionally off-color dialogue, and gory slapstick violence, parents will need to carefully decide if the humor and antics are their family?s cup of tea. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 91
Theater Release: 09 May 1975
Video Release: 06 Mar 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Actor Clive Owen stars as a man full of ideals and commitment in a dramatic telling of King Arthur. Napoleon Dynamite is another quirky film about a high school student that gained a huge following after its release.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Blu-ray Release Date: 6 March 2012

Monty Python and the Holy Grail releases on Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- The Film re-mastered to high definition standards

- The Holy Book of Days Second Screen Experience

- Lost Animations with introduction by Terry Gilliam

- Outtakes & Extended Scenes with introduction by Terry Jones

-  Commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones and John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin

- Quest for the Holy Grail Locations with Michael Palin & Terry Jones

- Lego Knights: The Knights of the Round Table in Lego

- Special Japanese Version

- How To Use Your Coconuts (an educational film)

- BBC Film Night on location

- Three Songs to sing-along

- Cast Directory Photo Gallery

Also hitting the market on March 6, 2012, The Holy Book of Days is an iTunes app letting Monty Python fans explore the 28 days of filming it took to make Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Outtakes, diaries, audio recordings, scripts, and scores of stills are featured.

Dvd Notes: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

DVD Release Date: 16 September 2003

The extras take almost as much time (or more) to watch than the original film. Disc One offers two full-length, scene specific audio tracks—one from the co-directors and another from the three surviving, prominent cast members. There are subtitles for “people who don’t like films” as well as the more traditional choices of English, Spanish and French. An on-screen script, extra footage from the Castle of Anthrax and a feature unlocking more film insights when you click on the Killer Rabbit are also highlighted.

Disc Two includes three sing-along Karaoke-type songs from the film. A 46 minute featurette shows Michael Palin and Terry Jones back onsite at the Scottish locations 26 years after the filming. The “Sacred Relic” section has a short educational film on how to use your coconuts, and a Japanese version of the French Castle and Knights of Ni sequences. An 18 minute report, produced by a BBC film crew in 1974, shows interviews with the cast and crew. Theatrical posters, photos, trailers, “unshot footage,” a Lego version and other oddities complete the clips. Presented in anamorphic 1.85 widescreen, the movie has audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital 2.0 mono) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 mono).

DVD Notes: Monty Python and the Holy Grail: The Extraordinarily Deluxe Edition

DVD Release Date: 3 October 2006

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment sets out on a quest, once again, to round up fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Releasing this time in a digitally re-mastered Extraordinarily Deluxe Edition, the to 2 DVD and 1 CD set offers such rare relics as the original motion picture soundtrack, the animated medley Spamalot (featuring Python Animations), an all-new Trivia Quiz and Grail trailer, as well as new and improved menus. Not to be outdone by past performances, this version also includes an encore ofall the added extras from the Special Edition (see the DVD notes above).

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