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The Monty Python Box Set (Monty Python & The Holy Grail / And Now For Something Completely Different / The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) (1975)

John Cleese , Michael Palin , Terry Gilliam , Terry Jones  |  PG |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam
  • Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Ian MacNaughton
  • Writers: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Charles McKeown, Gottfried August Bürger
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Latin
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 307 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B8IA3K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,613 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Monty Python Box Set (Monty Python & The Holy Grail / And Now For Something Completely Different / The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

This set includes Monty Python and the Holy Grail, And Now for Something Completely Different, and The Adventures of Baron Muchausen.

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93 of 97 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst editions of these three films January 20, 2008
There is only one reason to buy this repackaging of these three films - 'And Now for Something Completely Different', which is not available in a better presentation. Both the versions of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' and 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' are the worst possible presentations of these films available on video. In fact, 'Baron Munchausen' is the fist time that I have seen a wide screen film presented on DVD that was culled from a pan and scan video edition, re-framed as letterbox and then mastered to anamorphic. In this era of digital re-mastering in high definition for presentation in anamorphic as the de-facto standard for DVD releases, this edition is a travesty.

Don't buy it.
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31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And Now For Something Completely Hilarious January 2, 2006
Monty Python are probably the best known sketch comedian ever. They made a tv show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and several hilarious movies.


Their first movie, which is a collection of their best skits from their tv show. This movie is hilarious. It includes The Lumberjack Song, The Dead Parrot Sketch, The Dirty Fork, and the World Funniest Joke.


Their best movie. It's about Arthur and his knights looking for the Holy Grail. This movie will make you laugh insanely. Funny moments include The Killer Rabbit, The Knights Who Say Ni, and The Black Knight.


This movie is not a Monty Python film but was made by Terry Gilliam and co-stars Eric Idle, both of whom are former Pythons.

A must have for any Monty Python fan.

This set deserves the five stars and more. I recommend this to any Monty Python fan, British Comedy fan, or comedy fan in general. Too bad it didn't inlude The Meaning Of Life or Life Of Brian.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't make sense... August 26, 2009
The "Monty Python Box Set" contains only three DVDs. One of the DVDs isn't even a Monty Python movie. Replace it with "The Life of Brian" or something Monty Python actually DID.

This is stupid.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zany English Satire at its Best October 4, 2007
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I've always loved the zany, silly, never-fully-serious, antics of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and to get a boxed set of 3 DVD's for less than $20.00 was a major find (in my not-so-humble opinion). What MP does so well is take the everyday boring routine of life and turn it upside down and inside out, by means of pure unadulterated silliness. They find ingenious ways to "poke fun" at everything, but somehow manage to do it in such a way that its virtually impossible to be offended by it.

The first volume in the set, "And Now For Something Completely Different, contains the best of their hit BBC TV Show from the early 1970's "Monty Python's Flying Circus." The various bits and sketches are still every bit as funny today as they were then.

The second volume was their first feature film: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," takes a peculiar and perverse look at the King Arthur myth and his quest to find the most holy of cups in all the world. There is so much levity, parody, and satirical wit in this one film that its destined to remain a classic for some time to come.

The third volume contains "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a more recent release written by one of the members of the original group. If the movie "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" were to be mugged, then get run over by a bus, two cars, and a motor scooter, it might be close to the content in this movie.

I realize that MP is not for everyone. Not everybody enjoys their witty repertoire, but for those die-hard fans who find their unique brand of irreverent humor enjoyable, this is a must-have, and this three-in-one package deal makes it a bargain to boot.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Well actually one film is not a Python film(Baron) but it is direced by Terry Gilliam and has some Python members in it!!! The other two(...Completely Different and Holy Grail) and absolute classic Python gems!!! A great set for the python fan!!! But beware that these are single disc bare bones releases(but they ARE anamorphic widescreen so that is a plus) so dont expect much in the line of extras,but it's a great buy if you can find it a low price,I hate paying full price!!! I'd problably give this set actually 3.5 stars due to the lack of extras,but heck it's Monty Python and it gets the full five stars!!! Absolute classic British comedy!!! A+
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nudge, nudge, wink, wink January 11, 2007
If you are a fan of Monty Python, this is a must have. The Holy Grail is quite possibly the funniest movie ever made and Something Completely Different is a collection of skits that includes the Funniest Joke Ever Told, Hell's Grannies, and the famous Parrot skit. The three movies are all on separate discs in the thinner DVD cases so it isn't even as bulky as most boxed sets. Overall, no Monty Python fan's library is complete without this set.
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Monty Python is one of the funniest groups of movies and TV shows ever! and this Box Set is more than worth the small price for these 3 movies!!! The Holy Grail is one of the coolest, funniest, most enjoyable movies ever! Baron Muchausen is cute, not the best ever, but it is cute and along with Holy Grail and Now For Something Completely Different, this is a great Box Set, for anyone who loves comedy, and especially for anyone who is a fan of Monty Python!!!

I recomend to all!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
monty python for another generation
Published 4 days ago by Jennifer A. Link
5.0 out of 5 stars "And now for something completely different!"
What memories! My son & his cousins learned these routines by heart & the punch lines were often used in our family gatherings, thus creating a sort of inclusive... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Leona S
5.0 out of 5 stars Monty Python Box Set.
My three favorite movies in a boxed set at a great price. What ould be better. Yahoo.
Published 2 months ago by Rosemarie A. Leeds
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Monty Python
This was a gift for my teenage son. He loves Monty Python & this had all the movies he wanted included. It came quickly and he loves it.
Published 8 months ago by PO
5.0 out of 5 stars Nie!
I love Monty Python. What else can I say? If you like British humor and slapstick silly then you will too.
Published 17 months ago by RFY
4.0 out of 5 stars Slapstick at its loony best
Fans of the show(Flying Circus) as well any movies they may have seen and liked in the past will like this set. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Joe Kuether
5.0 out of 5 stars There will never be another
group like these guys so it is best to gobble up everything they've ever done while you can. Watch it lots of times, then leave it to the kids.
Published on April 25, 2011 by Frank Voice
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movies
I bought this because I have enjoyed Monty Python movies in the past and wanted a copy of The Holy Grail. Read more
Published on October 29, 2009 by Schramm
5.0 out of 5 stars so cool !
this box set have 3 of my favorite Monty Python's stuff. I love their humor.
Published on April 7, 2008 by P. Ch
2.0 out of 5 stars Awesome but the third movie is not by monty piython and this IS called...
Awesome but the third movie is not by monty piython and this IS called monty piython box set... not very honest MARKETING. Read more
Published on March 15, 2008 by Sinai
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