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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Extraordinarily Deluxe Three-Disc Edition) (1975)

Graham Chapman , John Cleese , Terry Gilliam , Terry Jones  |  PG |  DVD
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  • Actors: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
  • Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
  • Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Thai
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,253 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CRQX34
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,327 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Extraordinarily Deluxe Three-Disc Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes Bonus CD:
  • The Album of the Soundtrack Of the Trailer of the film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Live from the Classic Cinema Sillbury Hill
  • Commentaries by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones and general complaints and back-biting from John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin
  • Optional on-screen script
  • Alternate “Subtitles for People Who Don't Like the Film” taken from "Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II"
  • "Follow the Killer Rabbit" feature
  • New "A Taste of Spamelot" animated medley of songs from the Broadway cast album
  • New "Holy Grail Challenge"
  • New "Secrets of the Holy Grail"
  • "The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations" featurette hosted by Michael Palin and Terry Jones
  • 18 minute BBC report "On Location with The Pythons" from 1974
  • "How To Use Your Coconuts" (Government educational film)
  • Three sing-alongs
  • "Monty Python and the Holy Grail In Lego"
  • Clips from the film in Japanese with English subtitles
  • Interactive cast directory (aka "Spot the Python")
  • Gallery of Terry Gilliam's original sketches and posters
  • Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
  • "A Load of Old Rubbish" surprise package of mystery items
  • Unused locations
  • Unused ideas
  • Trailers

Editorial Reviews

Once in a lifetime there comes a motion picture that changes the whole history of motion pictures. A picture so stunning in its effect, so vast in its impact that it profoundly affects the lives of those who see it. That picture might well be MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL, and this we promise is definitely, positively its very last and ultimate edition. Re-mastered for Blu-ray high definition standards with picture and sound so clear that, as King Arthur and his Knights search for the Holy Grail, you can experience every severed limb, killer rabbit, coconut and shrubbery as never before.

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225 of 241 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Special Edition is Special October 12, 2001
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Certain individuals have erroniously indicated in these reviews that the Special Edition will not have commentaries or other special features. They are wrong.
The special edition will contain the following:
A "21st anniversary" cut of the film that is 24 seconds longer, Dolby digital 5.1, a subtitle track for people who don't like the film (with text from Shakespeare's Henry IV), an onscreen screenplay option, audio commentary with Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin, and Follow the Killer Rabbit option. Disc 2 contains "Three Mindless Sing-Alongs" and "The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations" featurette, "How to Use Your Coconuts" educational film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Japanese" (with English subtitles), the BBC Film Night special "On Location with the Pythonos", an interactive cast directory, still galleries with Terry Gilliam's original sketches and behind-the-scenes photos, "A Load Of Rubbish" with mystery items, unused ideas and other material, and finally two trailers and weblinks.
There will be no special features with the special edition? RUBBISH! This is not simply a reissue of the older DVD with new sound and audio as some have implied.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
As a Monty Python fan I've patiently waited for this movie to come to Blu-ray(2012) but didn't have very high expectations that it would look and sound all that good. Well I was wrong. It looks and sounds Great! And I'm not going to tell you it's an excellent movie, you already know that--great British humor(actually universal humor), ridiculously funny, great actors. And a silly price of only $9.99 (was $12.99 on release date).

Sony did a 1080p transfer(1.66:1 original aspect ratio) of this movie that looks amazing! There's lots of strong detail in faces, clothes, as well as surroundings like buildings, grass, trees. Flesh and earth tones look very natural. Blacks are deep. Strong color is not going to jump out at you, but that's just the nature of the film as the outdoor setting of much of the movie's grass, dirt, and rocks(browns, blacks, grays & greens) never contained strong color elements. But what color there is (like in the tabards,coat of arms, shields) looks very good indeed. Is the movie without soft shots or grain? No, but they've brought out a whole lot of nicely rendered detail that makes the movie a joy to watch. Until now, I feel like I've only seen this movie through a fog. Well, the fog has finally lifted and everything looks sooo fresh.

The audio is a lossless soundtrack (DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless). Voices sound very crisp and clear. Sound effects in general are very good. Audiofiles will notice some very rich sounding sections, but also some that are just acceptable. Overall, it is very enjoyable with nice use of surround sound and I think most people will be more than happy with it.

LOTS OF EXTRAS: (Some New Stuff)
Lost Animations (1080p, 12:55) Features Gilliam animations deleted from the film.
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101 of 116 people found the following review helpful
This is what dvds were invented for -- there are so many great features here! So in addition to seeing one of the funniest movies ever made, you can be entertained for hours with the extras, and the extras are terrific: subtitles in English, French or Spanish; audio track choices -- English (the original mono or a brand new full stereo version), French, a directors' (Gilliam and Jones) track or a commentary track with Cleese, Idle and Palin; a copy of the script overlaid on the film; a painstaking, hilarious Henry the IV-ish subtitle for those who don't like the film; a hard-of-hearing feature; killer rabbit easter eggs; animated menus using Gilliam's original animation; karaoke renditions of 'Knights of the Round Table', 'Sir Robin' and the 'Monks Chant'; a delightful 45 minute visit to the locations with Jones and Palin; an educational film about the 'other' uses of coconuts; Japanese versions of the French Castle and Knights Who Say Ni scenes, including references to the 'holy sake cup'; a 1974 BBC Film Night visit to a location site during filming; photos of tickets, press releases, reviews, posters, production stills and original artwork; trailers; cast credits (Palin played over a dozen parts!) with pictures of each character; a Lego knights version of the Camelot scene; pictures of sketches that were never used (a killer snail?!); a web link.
A lot of effort went into this special edition dvd, and it shows. I particularly enjoyed seeing Jones and Palin visit locations. They were in a jolly mood, their comments are interspersed with film footage, and they meet affectionate and funny fans along the way.
If you like this film you will love this dvd version; if you love the film, you wil adore this two-dvd set. An essential item for your collection.
Highest recommendation.
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437 of 522 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not even with an African swallow... April 3, 2000
By A Customer
This is one of the funniest movies ever committed to film, no doubt about it. Were I to judge this DVD on the film alone, I would have given it five stars. If you are one of the few who have never seen this picture, do yourself the favor of and buy a copy on VHS straight away.
Purchasing this title on DVD, however, I have to take marks away from an otherwise excellent comedy. There has been absolutely nothing done to enhance the quality of this 25 year old film, and a DVD system drives the visual and auditory pitfalls home with feeling. The picture is grainy and jittery in many places, and the audio is mudded and full of hiss. I confess, I was looking forward to a sharper, cleaner viewing of one of my all time favorite movies than I had ever had before. I was profoundly dissapointed.
It is an hysterical movie, but don't look for an experience above what is delivered on the average bargin basement SLP recorded VHS tape here. If you've never seen it, go run and rent a copy from the local video store, and wait for a remastered release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just too funny and entertaining to not own
Hello! It's Monty Python and the Holy Grail. What's not to love about this movie? Nothing! Just too many memorable lines to quote and too many hilarious scenes to name. Read more
Published 1 day ago by A. Newman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this movie!
Published 1 day ago by Andrew J. Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this movie!! So glad to share it with my childern!!
Published 4 days ago by Jacobsga5
5.0 out of 5 stars This movie.....
This movie I swear its just gold if you hate this moment then you really are mad then. Makes me laugh everytime I watch it.
Published 4 days ago by Ben Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best movie ever made!
Published 6 days ago by kyle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Always a favorite and this was a great copy.
Published 6 days ago by Cory D Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Best quality home release for this movie ever
Best quality home release for this movie ever. I love Python, and this movie is my favorite of theirs.
Published 9 days ago by S. Bodine
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Disk does not play
Published 9 days ago by Natalie Ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a cult classic and thus deserves...
I laughed so hard at this movie because its a *5* star cult classic.
Great British Movie that deserves *5* stars.
Published 10 days ago by Robert Pylant
3.0 out of 5 stars No code bummer
Does not contain Ultraviolet code!,,, the package and description says it does but it doesn't.
Published 13 days ago by Mike Griggs
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Difference between all the versions?
I now quote from the Books of Armaments (wikipedia):
In 1995, The Criterion Collection released the first available letterboxed edition on laserdisc in North America, featuring, for the first time, a deleted scene where several characters are telling Carol Cleveland's character Dingo to... Read More
Dec 1, 2008 by WriteOneWriteNow |  See all 5 posts
The 2012 Blu-ray release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail Looks Great!
Awesome review. Just posted mine too :)
Mar 9, 2012 by Coressel |  See all 2 posts
Which Version?
I would suggest this one. It has the best picture and sound out of all the previous releases.
Jan 13, 2007 by Michael Furtado |  See all 2 posts
Blu-ray release date...?
January 2012 is what I just read. Why they would miss the holiday season by just days or weeks like that is beyond me.
Nov 5, 2011 by Personal Robot |  See all 2 posts
Benny Hill was actually advertised as even funnier than Monty Python!
It was NOT funnier than Monty Python. Some of the skits were ripped off from Monty Python.
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