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Monty Python and the Holy Grail ("Extraordinarily" Deluxe Edition with Premium) (Bilingual)

Graham Chapman , John Cleese , Terry Gilliam , Terry Jones    DVD
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Could this be the funniest movie ever made? By any rational measure of comedy, this medieval romp from the Monty Python troupe certainly belongs on the short list of candidates. According to Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide, it's "recommended for fans only," but we say hogwash to that--you could be a complete newcomer to the Python phenomenon and still find this send-up of the Arthurian legend to be wet-your-pants hilarious. It's basically a series of sketches woven together as King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail, with Graham Chapman as the King, Terry Gilliam as his simpleton sidekick Patsy, and the rest of the Python gang filling out a variety of outrageous roles. The comedy highlights are too numerous to mention, but once you've seen Arthur's outrageously bloody encounter with the ominous Black Knight (John Cleese), you'll know that nothing's sacred in the Python school of comedy. From holy hand grenades to killer bunnies to the absurdity of the three-headed knights who say "Ni--!," this is the kind of movie that will strike you as fantastically funny or just plain silly, but why stop there? It's all over the map, and the pace lags a bit here and there, but for every throwaway gag the Pythons have invented, there's a bit of subtle business or grand-scale insanity that's utterly inspired. The sum of this madness is a movie that's beloved by anyone with a pulse and an irreverent sense of humor. If this movie doesn't make you laugh, you're almost certainly dead. --Jeff Shannon

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5.0 out of 5 stars PYTHON AT THEIR BEST!! April 22 2013
By Hellroy
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
After all these years, if you are a Monty Python fan you have seen this movie and do not need to be told to see it. Just classic Python.

Movie: 5 Stars. It is absurd, outrageous and hilarious! Writing is as sharp, or shaper, than the best comedies currently.

Video: I would rate the video a 4/5. I don't think we will ever see a release of this movie on par with 2001 (on blu-ray the picture is STUNNING!) in term so picture quality. I think the quality of film it was shot on back then just doesn't have the resolution/quality of a 2001 and this is probably the best we will get. However it is an improvement over the DVD.

If you are Monty fan, have a blu-ray player and don't have HOLY GRAIL on DVD, buy the blu-ray! If you have DVD I still recommend the blu-ray. You can get it for around $10-$12 on sale and for a classic that is a price worth paying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligently stupid: It will catch you off guard Jan. 20 2014
By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER
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One of the saddest things about the movie industry is the reluctance to take risks. Studios know that if you release a comic book movie, it will make money. If you have success of any kind, don't be afraid to churn out several sequels. But the most disturbing thing of all is what passes for comedy in today's world.

Comedy is extremely subjective. What works for me might not work for others. If you examine the previous 61 titles in this 100 movies series, you won't find anything that is classified solely as a comedy. Films such as Amelie, As Good as It Gets and Midnight in Paris certainly have a great deal of comedic content, but they also contain dramatic elements.

It's not that I don't like to laugh or don't have a sense of humor, it's just unrealistic to me when a movie tries to tell a joke in every sentence. I'm too aware that I am being manipulated. Maybe it has something to do with my age, but I don't think it's funny watching people get hit in the genitals repeatedly or fail to make it to the bathroom in time. Innuendo or scatological humor ceased to make me laugh two or three decades ago. Physical humor can work, but it has to be executed well.

Why am I bothering to tell you this?

The six members of the Monty Python team make me laugh, despite using all of the techniques described above. I keep asking myself why that is, and I think it's a combination of things. The writing is superb and unpredictable. If I see a joke coming from a mile away, I'm not likely to find it funny. Even though most of Python's material is extremely silly, it has a kind of sophisticated brilliance.

Who else could reduce the Lady of the Lake myth to:

"Strange women lying in ponds, distributing swords, is no basis for a system of government.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Monty Python At Their Wacky And Zany Best! May 15 2013
By B. H.
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Their first movie outing after their TV program ended, which really gives us a glimpse into the minds of comedic geniuses like John Cleese, Micheal Palin, Eric Idle and company. I never get tired of watching these guys. Glad to have it on DVD, and at a good price, too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars These guys are brilliant. Dec 28 2012
By Lori
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I hadn't seen it in years and it was still so much fun. The humour has held up well even after so many years. The writing is so fun and fresh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best comedies ever, now on UMD! March 23 2011
By Joel Andrews TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:UMD for PSP|Verified Purchase
One of the best all time classic comedies, now on UMD! I got this just to have on the PSP, and I love it! The format is great on the PSP and great for those long trips/flights!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, annoying packaging! Nov. 17 2010
Format:DVD
This movie is hilarious and very entertaining, and is very original. Many of the scenes are completely random and have nothing to do with anything, like the scene where the scenes argue at each other! How do they come up with this?
Unfortunately the people who designed the packaging must have not liked the movie because they made it so no one can watch it! The DVD is nearly impossible to remove from the package! If you do manage to take it out then put it in a different case or at least try and fix it with pliers so you can watch it again.
The special features are very cool and provide hours and hours of extra fun.
The film cell is cool but really doesnt have a point. The Screen play however is probably the best part because you can read monty python wherever you go!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 7 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic May 13 2014
By David Snow TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:UMD for PSP|Verified Purchase
To those who have not seen this it is a must. One of the top movies from the Python crew.
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