Time Bandits: Criterion Collection (1981) – DVD Review

Time Bandits Criterion Collection DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written by Terry Gilliam & Michael Palin
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Starring Craig Warnock, Sean Connery, David Warner, David Rappaport, Jack Purvis

Features:

  • Running audio commentary by Gilliam, Palin, Warner and Warnock, with an appearance by John Cleese
  • Scrapbook of behind-the-scenes photos, press images and posters
  • Original theatrical trailer

Released by: The Criterion Collection.
Region: 1.
Rating: PG.
Anamorphic: No.

My Advice: Own It.

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By | 2011-05-19T02:47:31+00:00 July 30th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments

Fawlty Towers (1975) – DVD Review

Fawlty Towers DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Directed by John Howard Davies & Bob Spiers
Written by Connie Booth & John Cleese
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth, Brian Hall

Features:

  • Running audio commentary by director Davies for Episodes 1-6
  • Running audio commentary by director Spiers for Episodes 7-12
  • Interviews with Cleese, Scales & Sachs
  • “A Visit to Torquay – Home of Fawlty Towers”
  • Contemporary footage of the hotel used for the outside of Fawlty Towers
  • Multiple montages of various gags from the series
  • “Helpful Staff” – Information on the lead actors
  • “Guest Registry” – Information on the major guest stars
  • Various trailers for other BBC titles
  • Outtakes

Released by BBC Home Video
Rating: NR
Region: 1
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Grab It.

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By | 2008-12-09T03:47:46+00:00 April 19th, 2002|Reviews, TV|0 Comments

Monty Python Live! (2001) – DVD Review

monty python live dvd cover

Film:
DVD:

Directed by: Terry Hughes & Ian MacNaughton
Written by & Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Michael Palin

Features:

  • Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus: Live at Aspen (1998)
  • Parrot Sketch Not Included: 20 Years of Python (1989)
  • Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus: Episode #1 (1972)
  • “Post-Python Troupe Highlights”
  • “Pythonisms” – a dictionary of Pythonic terms
  • “Bleeding Critics” & “Confusing Musings” – small tidbits from various Python shows

Released by: A&E Home Video
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: N/A, appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Own It.

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By | 2012-02-01T13:21:50+00:00 November 12th, 2001|Reviews|0 Comments