Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1975
Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-052765
Running time: 1:32 (92 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 23, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#962)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
The film is a hilarious send-up 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.
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Genres
Comedy
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Python (Monty) Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Other
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Top 100 Movies
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Closed Captioned
 • Sketches, Unused Locations, Unused Ideas
Easter Eggs
HIDDEN FEATURE 1:
1.) Insert Disc 1;
2.) Play the movie;
3.) When you get to the FBI and Interpol warnings press the "next chapter" button.
Result: A british film called "Dentists on the Job".

HIDDEN FEATURE 2:
1.) Insert Disc 2;
2.) On the "Sacred Relics" menu, highlight the Main Menu option;
3.) Press cursor up in order to highlight a Grail in the top right corner of the screen;
4.) Press OK.
Result: DVD Credits.
Crew
Direction
Terry Gilliam....Director
Terry Jones....Director
Writing
Graham Chapman....Writer
John Cleese....Writer
Eric Idle....Writer
Terry Gilliam....Writer
Terry Jones....Writer
Michael Palin....Writer
Production
John Goldstone....Executive Producer
Mark Forstater....Producer
Cinematography
Terry Bedford....Cinematographer
Film Editing
John Hackney....Film Editor
Music
Neil Innes....Song Writer
Sound
Garth Marshall....Sound
Hugh Strain....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Hazel Pethig....Costume Designer
John Horton....Visual Effects
Pearl Rashbass....Make-up Artist
Pam Luke....Make-up Artist
Roy Smith....Production Designer
Cast
Graham Chapman....King Arthur
Graham Chapman....Voice of God (voice)
Graham Chapman....Middle Head
Graham Chapman....Guard 2
John Cleese....Sir Lancelot
John Cleese....Soldier 2
John Cleese....Customer
John Cleese....Black Knight
John Cleese....Villager 3
John Cleese....French Guard
John Cleese....Tim the Enchanter
Eric Idle....Sir Robin
Eric Idle....Cartmaster
Eric Idle....Villager 1
Eric Idle....Guard 1
Eric Idle....Concorde
Eric Idle....Roger the Shrubber
Eric Idle....Brother Maynard
Terry Gilliam....Patsy
Terry Gilliam....Green Knight
Terry Gilliam....Old Man/Bridgekeeper
Terry Gilliam....Sir Bors
Terry Gilliam....Animator
Terry Jones....Sir Bedevere
Terry Jones....Woman
Terry Jones....Left Head
Terry Jones....Prince Herbert
Michael Palin....Sir Galahad
Michael Palin....Soldier 1
Michael Palin....Dennis
Michael Palin....Plague Villager
Michael Palin....Villager 2
Michael Palin....Right Head
Michael Palin....Knight of Ni
Michael Palin....Knight of Swamp Castle
Michael Palin....Guest 1
Michael Palin....Brother Maynard's Brother
Michael Palin....Narrator (voice)
Connie Booth....The Witch
Carol Cleveland....Zoot and Dingo
Neil Innes....Robin's Minstrel
Neil Innes....Villager 4
Neil Innes....Servant
Neil Innes....Monk
Bee Duffell....Old Crone
John Young....Historian
John Young....Dead Man
Rita Davies....Historian's Wife
Avril Stewart....Dr. Piglet
Sally Kinghorn....Dr. Winston
Mark Zycon....Prisoner
Girls in Castle Anthrax
Elspeth Cameron
Mitsuko Forstater
Sandy Johnson
Sandy Rose
Romilly Squire
Joni Flynn
Alison Walker
Loraine Ward
Anna Lanski
Sally Coombe
Vivienne MacDonald
Yvonne Dick
Daphne Darling
Fiona Gordon
Gloria Graham
Judy Lams
Tracy Sneddon
Sylvia Taylor
Joyce Pollner
Mary Allen
Julián Doyle....Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Knode....'Camp' Guard (uncredited)
William Palin....Sir Not-Appearing-in-this-Film (uncredited)
Ido Rosen....Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Roy Forge Smith....Police Inspector (uncredited)
Maggie Weston....Page Turner (uncredited)