Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Special Edition Includes Movie Money)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Special
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1983
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • 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
    • Featurette:
      1. Re-Mastering a Masterpiece
      2. Fish
      3. Educational Tips
      4. Song and Dance
      5. Selling the Meaning of Life
      6. The Songs
    • Deleted Scenes:
      1. Snipped Bits
      2. Songs Unsung
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , &
Directed by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

Somewhere in the North of England"
  - First two title cards for opening skit

Major Awards:

Cannes 1983 - Jury Prize

Entertainment Reviews:

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..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Afterlife | British | Farce | Pregnancy | Racy | Recommended | Satire | Social Issues

Production Notes:

  • 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).

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  • UPC: 025192033247
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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