This classic Monty Python comedy, directed by Pythons Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, is a hilarious send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.
In addition to the set pieces, the film also includes the same kind of surreal animation that Gilliam contributed to the television series. Throughout the irreverent adventures, the Python crew eschews realism in favor of anachronistic social satire, a recipe it later returned to in the 1979 biblical farce MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN. Melding the ridiculous with the sublime, the film quickly inspired a cult following, generated a host of ...
Be sure to have your split coconut ready before you watch this movie! You can't get to the kitchen during breaks without transportation. This is definitely one of my all time favorites. I still have nightmares about the knight who say "nee." And I really respect the peasants who manage the commune. This movie really shows the imagination of Monty Python!
Nothing to say about the film itself - simply a word of warning about the box set: it appears from the product listing to be simply a copy of the ordinary 2 DVD edition - which retails for less than half the price of this boxed set - with a copy of the screenplay and some cards and senitypes (whatever they are) thrown in. The complete screenplay can be obtained from literally hundreds of places on the net - just try googling on "anarcho-syndicalist commune" and you'll see. … more
There are been a lot of clever flims out there. Films to make you laugh, films well written, well acted, well edited, with great special effects and all star casts......but lets forget about them and talk about Monty Python and the Holy Grail. There are simply not enough adjatives to adaquately describe this film. It is thinking humor, it is slapstick humor, it is political humor, it is irrevant humor, it parodies Arthurian Legends (with a jab at ancient greece as well) documentaries, spectacles, … more
So thus, I thrust. Oop's cut ya arm off...Tis but a scratch, right? You've had worse? Only a flesh wound? Thats jolly. ______I was so glad when I was introduced to this movie a year ago! It is just th'illy. Onwards we go in quest for the holy grail, only to be cut short by crazy forest giants, a wizard named "Tim", three headed people swollowers (and other swallows), and a bridge keeper with three questions. . .among other things. King arthur, an un-elected king,(Because no one voted for him), has … more
You don't have to be a Monty Python fan to find this funny. It is just so ridiculous that you find yourself laughing at the absurdity. Good simple gags, and the concept of the horse/coconuts is more than enough to keep the humour momentum going. This is always great for an evening with a group of friends with a similar sense of humour. Great fun.