The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

John Neville
Director: Terry Gilliam Cast: John Neville
John Neville
, Eric Idle
Eric Idle
, Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Terry Gilliam

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Director Terry Gilliam adroitly applies his Monty Python sensibilities upon the "career" of famed German prevaricator Baron von Munchausen. Played herein by John Neville, the baron is seen quelling a war that he himself started, flying into the stratosphere on the back of a cannonball, ballooning to the moon, exploring the innards of a volcano, being swallowed by a whale....In short, all of Munchausen's fabulous lies are here presented as "truth," played out in full view of nonplussed witnesses Eric Idle, Charles McKeown, Jack Purvis, and Sarah Polley. Fringe benefits include several loving medium shots of jaybird-naked Uma Thurman as Boticelli's Venus and an extended unbilled cameo by Robin Williams -- that is, by the head of Robin Williams -- as the King of the Moon. Filmed under considerable duress on a budget eventually exceeding 45 million dollars, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen never quite caught on with moviegoers, though it has enjoyed a lucrative afterlife on videocassette.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2008
UPC: 0043396191747
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:07:00
Sales rank: 27,519

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary woth director Terry Gilliam and co-writer/actor Charles McKeown ; The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen: an all-new 3-part documentary on the making of the film; Storyboard sequences with all-new vocal performances by Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Neville Baron Munchausen
Eric Idle Berthold
Sarah Polley Sally
Jonathan Pryce Horatio Jackson
Uma Thurman Venus/Rose
Oliver Reed Vulcan
Charles McKeown Rupert/Adolphus
Sting Heroic Officer
Robin Williams King of the Moon
Valentina Cortese Queen Ariadne/Violet
Winston Dennis Bill Albrecht
Jack Purvis Gustavus,Jeremy
Bill Paterson Henry Salt
Peter Jeffrey The Sultan
Alison Steadman Daisy
Ray Cooper Functionary
Andrew Maclachlan Colonel
Mohamed Salem Badr Executioner
Kiran Shah Executioner's Assistant
Ettore Martini First General
Jose Lifante Dr. Death
Don Henderson Commander
Franco Adducci Treasurer
Tony Smart Gunner

Technical Credits
Terry Gilliam Director,Screenwriter
Maria Teresa Barbasso Art Director
Lee Cleary Asst. Director
Richard Conway Special Effects
Ray Cooper Co-producer
Jake Eberts Executive Producer
Dante Ferretti Production Designer
Peter Hollywood Editor
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Irene Lamb Casting
Charles McKeown Screenwriter
Pino Penesse Choreography
Gabriella Pescucci Costumes/Costume Designer
Massimo Razzi Art Director
Giorgio Rossi Choreography
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
Francesca Lo Schiavo Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Schühly Producer
Margery Simkin Casting
Tony Smart Stunts
Michele Soavi Asst. Director
Maggie Weston Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Feature Film
1. Chapter 1 [3:19]
2. Chapter 2 [4:57]
3. Chapter 3 [7:05]
4. Chapter 4 [2:16]
5. Chapter 5 [2:58]
6. Chapter 6 [3:13]
7. Chapter 7 [3:07]
8. Chapter 8 [7:03]
9. Chapter 9 [5:55]
10. Chapter 10 [6:07]
11. Chapter 11 [4:10]
12. Chapter 12 [5:58]
13. Chapter 13 [5:42]
14. Chapter 14 [6:46]
15. Chapter 15 [5:44]
16. Chapter 16 [9:18]
17. Chapter 17 [1:43]
18. Chapter 18 [5:10]
19. Chapter 19 [3:35]
20. Chapter 20 [3:13]
21. Chapter 21 [2:10]
22. Chapter 22 [3:10]
23. Chapter 23 [3:14]
24. Chapter 24 [5:50]
25. Chapter 25 [3:04]
26. Chapter 26 [5:02]
27. Chapter 27 [1:14]
28. Chapter 28 [4:54]

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