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Monty Python-Meaning of Life

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Those six pandemonium-mad Pythons are back with their craziest adventure ever! Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin have returned to explain The Meaning of Life. These naughty Brits offer the usual tasteful sketches involving favorite body parts and bodily functions, the wonders of war, the miracle of birth and a special preview of what's waiting for us in Heaven. Time pronounces it "an exhilarating experience!" Newsweek agrees, calling it, "the best movie from England's satirical sextet."


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 204305492
UPC 025193293725
UPC 14 00025193293725
Format HD DVD
Release Date 6/12/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Carol Cleveland - Actor
Eric Idle - Actor
Graham Chapman - Actor
Graham Chapman, et. al. - Writer
John Beard - Art Director
John Cleese - Actor
John Du Prez - Original Music By
John Goldstone - Producer
Julian Doyle - Editor
Michael Palin - Actor
Patricia Quinn - Actor
Peter Hannan - Cinematographer
Richard Dawking - Art Director
Roger Pratt - Cinematographer
Terry Gilliam - Director
Terry Gilliam - Actor
Terry Jones - Actor
Terry Jones - Director
Nominee (1984) British Academy Awards, Michael Palin, et. al., Best Original Song
Winner (1983) Cannes Film Festival, Terry Jones, Grand Prize of the Jury
Nominee (1983) Cannes Film Festival, Terry Jones, Golden Palm Award
ReviewSource DVD Town
Review "You may already have to be a confirmed Monty Python fan to appreciate this film, in which case you will probably want to buy it no matter what I say. It is the only movie I've ever seen where people in the theater walked out in groups. My wife and I saw it three different times in two different theaters, and the same thing happened in every case! I've owned the film on Beta and VHS for years, and I find it truly hilarious, but I guarantee there is something in it to offend almost everyone...Once again Terry Gilliam's wacky animations and Eric Idle's amazingly adept songs help to link the various routines together. For me, most of it works. Indeed, there are bits in the film that are as classic as the TV show's dead parrot or lumberjack song...I still think that ""Find the Fish"" is tedious and the whining of a disgruntled waiter is vulgar and pointless. Which is probably the aim of both pieces."
Reviewer John J. Puccio
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Halfway through ""Monty Python's Meaning of Life,"" the thought struck me that One-Upmanship was a British discovery. You remember, of course, the book and movie (""School for Scoundrels"") inspired by Stephen Potter's theory of One-Upmanship, in which the goal of the practitioner was to One-Up his daily associates and, if possible, the world...Take, for example, the scene featuring projectile vomiting. We don't get just a little vomit in the scene, like we saw in ""The Exorcist."" No, sir, we get gallons of vomit, streams of it, all a vile yellow color, sprayed all over everybody and everything in a formal dining room...By admitting to being offended by some of the stuff in this movie, I've been One-Upped. By liking the funny stuff, I've been One-Upped again. (""But you liked the jokes that were in good taste? Jolly good!"") But I'm a good loser, and I don't mind being One-Upped. In fact, let's say this is a tennis match, and the Pythons are the winners. Here, I'll hold down the net while they jump over to shake hands with me. Whoops!"
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Dolby, Digital Audio
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice A zany and outrageous comedy about the wrong-headedness of many serious people.
James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette Some of the troupe's finest moments ever are here.
Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium ...appallingly hysterical...the troupe's iconoclastic spirit shines through.
Scott Weinberg, ...drop-dead funny.
Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan Prime Monty Python, primo laughs.
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