Time Bandits [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Time Bandits [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

 Cast: John Cleese
John Cleese
, Sean Connery
Sean Connery
, Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
, Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond
, Ian Holm
Ian Holm
Time Bandits [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Time Bandits [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

 Cast: John Cleese
John Cleese
, Sean Connery
Sean Connery
, Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
, Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond
, Ian Holm
Ian Holm

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

A dark but extremely entertaining fantasy, courtesy of one-time Monty Python cohorts Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, Time Bandits spotlights Craig Wornock as Kevin, the son of two grotesquely dull parents. Kevin is whisked away to a thrilling adventure by six capricious dwarves, who are being pursued by the disgruntled Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson). The dwarves have in their possession a map, charting various "holes" in the universe. Before Kevin quite knows what is happening, he is hopscotching through time, meeting the likes of Robin Hood (John Cleese), Agamemnon (Sean Connery), Napoleon (Ian Holm) and various and sundry other historical oddities. Don't write off Time Bandits as a kiddie movie, lest you be unprepared for the surprisingly apocalyptic finale. Despite its grim undertones, the film is a smorgasbord of slapstick and verbal witticisms.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2014
UPC: 0715515133210
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Language: English
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 441

Special Features

New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Terry Gilliam, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack; Audio commentary featuring Gilliam, cowriter-actor Michael Palin, and actors John Cleese, David Warner, and Craig Warnock; New piece, narrated by film writer David Morgan, featuring production designer Milly Burns and costume designer James Acheson discussing the creation of the film's historical periods and fantasy worlds; Conversation between Gilliam and film scholar Peter von Bagh, recorded at the 1998 Midnight Sun Film Festival; Appearance by actor Shelley Duvall on Tom Snyder's Tomorrow show from 1981; Gallery of rare photographs from the set; Trailer; PLUS: an essay by David Sterritt

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cleese Robin Hood
Sean Connery King Agamemnon
Shelley Duvall Pansy
Katherine Helmond Mrs. Ogre
Ian Holm Napoleon
Michael Palin Vincent
Ralph Richardson Supreme Being/God
Peter Vaughan Ogre
David Warner Evil Genius
David Rappaport Randall
Kenny Baker Fidgit,Greek Fighting Warrior,Actor
Malcolm Dixon Strutter
Mike Edmonds Og,Og
Jack Purvis Wally
Tiny Ross Vermin
Craig Warnock Kevin
David Daker Kevin's Father
Sheila Fearn Kevin's Mother
Jim Broadbent Compere
John Young Reginald
Myrtle Devenish Beryl
Leon Lissek Refugee
Terence Bayler Lucien
Preston Lockwood Neguy
Charles McKeown Theater Manager
David Leland Puppeteer
John Hughman The Great Rumbozo
Derrick O'Connor Robber Leader
Peter Jonfield Arm Wrestler
Derek Deadman Robert
Jerold Wells Benson
Roger Frost Cartwright
Martin Carroll Baxi Brazilla III
Marcus Powell Horse Flesh
Winston Dennis Bull-Headed Warrior
Juliette James Greek Queen
Ian Muir Giant
Mark Holmes Troll Father
Andrew MacLachlan Fireman
Edwin Finn Supreme Being's Face
Neil McCarthy 2nd Robber
Declan Mulholland 3rd Robber
Frances De La Tour Salvation Army Major
Peter John Vaughan l'ogre
Chris Grant Voices,Actor
Tony Jay Supreme Being
Irene Lamb Actor
Brian Bowes Actor
Mike Moran Composer
George Harrison Composer
Trevor Jones Composer

Technical Credits
Terry Gilliam Director,Producer,Screenwriter
George Harrison Executive Producer,Producer
Denis O'Brien Executive Producer,Producer
Michael Palin Screenwriter
Ray Caple Special Effects
Paul Carr Sound Effects
Philip Chubb Sound Effects
Dino Di Campo Sound Effects
Bob Doyle Sound Effects,Director
Stan Fiferman Sound Effects
Jon Bunker Special Effects
Brian Bowes Stunts
Neville C. Thompson Producer
John Cleese Screenwriter
Eric Idle Screenwriter
Irene Lamb Casting
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