Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the best and most absurd comedies of all time. But to prove that the way a movie’s trailer is edited can dramatically change the tone of a film, Testudo Aubreii turned the Python’s flick into a serious, and action-filled period piece.
With the passing of astrophysicist and big thinker Stephen Hawking, we decided to bump this back to our home page. So sit back and enjoy his charming performance of Monty Python’s Galaxy Song via his vocal synthesizer. Always look on the bright side of death.
Fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will love this take on the classic Monopoly-style board game, featuring locations like the Castle Aaarrrggghhhh, and tokens based on the Trojan Rabbit, the Holy Hand Grenade, the Black Knight, half a coconut, and the Holy Grail itself.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the greatest comedies ever made, but it’s also set in medieval times, with swordfights, bloody battles, hostility, and blood to spare. So it isn’t much of a stretch to envision it as a dark and intense drama, like CineFix does here.
One of Monty Python’s best sketches was the one between Michael Palin and John Cleese at the Argument Clinic. Here, Palin’s role is assumed by a vintage Dectalk Express, and Cleese’s by an Intex Talker, with its futuristic Votrax SC-01A chip. Because internet.
Given the fact that Monty Python & The Holy Grail is just 91 minutes long, it’s shocking that they cut out 14 minutes of Terry Gilliam’s animation. To celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary, Gilliam walks us through the cut footage, with his typically wry delivery.