- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 21, 2009
- Originally Released: 1983
- Label: Universal Studios
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - French
- DTS Surround 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary
- Shorts: "Un Film de John Cleese"
- Introduction: Eric Idle - Star
- Making Of: THE MEANING OF THE MAKING OF THE MEANING OF LIFE
- Re-Mastering a Masterpiece
- Educational Tips
- Song and Dance
- Selling the Meaning of Life
- The Songs
- Snipped Bits
- Songs Unsung
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"PART ONE: THE THIRD WORLD...
Somewhere in the North of England"
- First two title cards for opening skit
Cannes 1983 -
New York Times - 03/31/1983
"...A monumental revue, the BEN HUR of sketch films..."
Variety - 03/23/1983
"...Funny....The seasoned British comedy troupe has this time come up with an expertly biting, off-the-wall satire of life's various passages..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/12/2003
"...A film that makes exhaustive and exhilarating mirth out of every grimness known to man..."
USA Today - 09/05/2003
"...[The film] has riotous moments..."
The Monty Python collective explains it all in this episodic comedy that dares to take on the most "sacred" aspects of life--sex, food, politics and religion--and bring them hilariously down to earth. One of the many highlights is the "Every Sperm is Sacred" episode that opens the film.
- Shot in Technicolor and Elmstree Studios in Borehamwood, England and on location around England and Scotland.
- Music recorded at Britannia Row, Redwood Studios and CTS.
- Copyright 1983 Celandine Films.
- Additional cast: Patricia Quinn, Judy Loe, Andrew MacLachlan, Mark Homes, and Valerie Whittington.
- Additional credits: Anne James (Python manager), Mary Hillman (makeup supervisor), Chris Tucker (Mr. Creosote makep), Paul Carr & Brian Paxton (dubbing mixers), Richard Conway, Bob Hollow, Dave Watson, Ray Hanson (special effects).