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Director: Terry Gilliam Cast: Michael Palin
Michael Palin
, Max Wall
Max Wall
, Deborah Fallender
Deborah Fallender
, John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
Terry Gilliam


Director: Terry Gilliam Cast: Michael Palin
Michael Palin
, Max Wall
Max Wall
, Deborah Fallender
Deborah Fallender
, John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
Terry Gilliam

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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An innocent country farmer experiences a number of improbable misadventures that culminate in a battle against the titular beast in this broadly comic fantasy. The first solo outing of director Terry Gilliam, who served as animator and co-director on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, returns to the medieval setting that had previously served him so well, and brings along fellow Pythonite Michael Palin for the ride as reluctant hero Dennis Cooper. Cooper's journey to defeat the fearsome Jabberwock is filled with a similar combination of traditional fairy-tale narrative and irreverent humor, which at times aims to be even raunchier than classic Python fare. But while the film is too awkward and repetitive to succeed, it does boast impressively grungy medieval sets and costumes, and flashes of the visual brilliance that would characterize Gilliam's more mature works.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2017
UPC: 0715515206112
Original Release: 1977
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 4,478

Special Features

New 4K digital restoration by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation, approved by director Terry Gilliam with soundtrack supervised by Gilliam Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Gilliam and actor Michael Palin New documentary on the making of the film, featuring Gilliam, Palin, producer Sandy Lieberson, and actor Annette Badland New interview with Valerie Charlton, designer of the film's creature, the Jabberwock, featuring her collection of rare behind-the-scenes photographs Audio interview with cinematographer Terry Bedford from 1998 Selection of Gilliam's storyboards and sketches Original UK opening sequence Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Palin Dennis Cooper
Max Wall King Bruno
Deborah Fallender Princess
John Le Mesurier Chamberlain
Annette Badland Griselda Fishfinger
Warren Mitchell Mr. Fishfinger
Brenda Cowling Mrs. Fishinger
Harry H. Corbett Squire
Rodney Bewes Other Squire
Bernard Bresslaw Landlord
Alexandra Dane Betsy
Derek Francis Bishop
Peter Cellier First Merchant
Frank Williams Second Merchant
John Bird First Herald
Paul Curran Mr. Cooper Senior
Gordon Rollings King's Taster
Glenn Williams First Gate Guard
Bryan Pringle Second Gate Guard
Terry Jones Poacher
John Gorman First Peasant
Julian Hough Second Peasant
Harold Goodwin Third Peasant
Tony Sympson Fourth Peasant
Simon Williams Prince
Jerold Wells Wat Dabney
Antony Carrick Third Merchant
Erik Chitty Servant
Graham Crowden Fanatics' leader
Terry Gilliam Man with Rock
Brian Glover Armourer
Eric Idle Actor
Neil Innes Second herald
Gorden Kaye Sister Jessica
Derrick O'Connor Actor
David Prowse Red Herring Knight

Technical Credits
Terry Gilliam Director,Screenwriter
Charles Alverson Screenwriter
Terry Bedford Cinematographer
Michael Bradsell Editor
John F. Brown Special Effects
Millie Burns Art Director
John Goldstone Producer
Charles Knode Costumes/Costume Designer
Sandy Lieberson Producer
Hazel Pethig Costumes/Costume Designer
Roy Forge Smith Production Designer
Wolfe Score Composer
Wolfe Score Composer
Lewis Carroll Source Author

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