The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (20th Anniversary Edition) (2-DVD) PG

Remarkable. Unbelievable. Impossible. And true.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (20th
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 8, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Japanese, Portuguese
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English, French, Japanese, Portuguese - Optional

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh92%

Total Count: 51


User Ratings: 36,492
...Fantastically imaginative conceptual and visual aspects...
Jan 18, 1989
4 stars out of 5 -- [A] weirdly wonderful fantasy...
May 1, 2008
4 stars out of 5 -- [T]here's enough silliness and spirit to waft the clouds from a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Total Film
Jun 1, 2008
...Witty....Movie-magical....This is a movie that bludgeons you with dazzle... -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
USA Today
Mar 10, 1989
Rating: 4/5 -- It's an opulent odyssey that balances romance, comedy and thrills in one glittering and constantly surprising package. Full Review
Radio Times
Nov 15, 2013
Rating: 4/4 -- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a fairy tale of large heart and limitless vision. Like its maker, it staunchly defies the exigencies of reason to pursue a bigger vision of imagination. Full Review
Tulsa World
Nov 12, 2014
Rating: 3/4 -- There is much to see on this journey, all of it presented in the abundant, deep-focus detail that is Gilliam's visual trademark. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Nov 15, 2013

Product Description:

In TIME BANDITS, director Terry Gilliam told a fantastical story filled with heroes and villains seen through the eyes of a small boy. In BRAZIL, Gilliam focused on a fantasy world created by a young man trapped in a totalitarian state. And now, with THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN, Gilliam tells the legend of an old man who has lived a fairy-tale life. In the late 18th century, the Age of Reason has no room for fantasy. In a town besieged by murderous enemies, a traveling company is putting on a stage show about the apocryphal Baron Munchausen, who, with his motley crew of servants, supposedly circled the globe and the universe, following each bizarre adventure with one even more strange and ludicrous. But then a man appears at the theater claiming to be the real Baron, and to prove it, he goes off on one final journey to save the town, chased all along the way by the winged specter of death.

Gilliam never met an epic spectacle he didn't like. MUNCHAUSEN is loaded with brilliant set pieces, including spinning heads on the moon and a giant Botticelli clamshell in the bottom of a hellish volcano. Gilliam has assembled a stellar cast, including John Neville as the Baron, Oliver Reed as Vulcan, Jonathan Pryce (BRAZIL), Jack Purvis (Wally in TIME BANDITS), Robin Williams (credited as Ray D. Tutto), Eric Idle (who contributes "The Torturer's Apprentice" with Michael Kamen to the soundtrack), Charles McKeown (LIFE OF BRIAN), a cameo by Sting, and early appearances by Sarah Polley (as young Sally Salt) and Uma Thurman. Gilliam's special effects bonanza is a modern retelling of THE WIZARD OF OZ, a fabulous adventure filled with daring feats, preposterous nonsense, danger galore, and the overall belief that a world without fantasy is a sad world indeed.

Plot Synopsis:

In yet another of his unbelievable exploits, the Baron sets sail in a hot air balloon with the help of the strongest man on earth, the fastest man alive, a man who can see farther than a telescope, and one who can blow harder than a hurricane to save a city against a Turkish sultan's superior forces. Terry Gilliam's epic is a visual 12-course banquet.


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  • UPC: 043396191747
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