Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail. The Black Knight suffers gory dismemberment at the hands of Arthur himself yet maintains that "it's just a scratch."
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- DVD and Blu-ray
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; read the screenplay while you watch the film; enlightening commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, gneral complaints and back-biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin; exciting "Follow the Killer Rabbit" featurette.
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, ThaiClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; Terry Jones introduces the outtakes; enlightening commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, general complaints and back-biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin; special documentary: The Quest For The Holy Grail Locations; Monty Python And The Holy Grail in Lego; Japanese version; How To Use Your Coconuts (An Educational Film); BBC Film Night; Terry Gilliam introduces his lost animation reel; meanwhile, King Arthur & Sir Bedevere...; Elephant & Castle; Run Away!; The Tale of Sir Robin; The Tale of Sir Lancelot; Three mindless sing-alongs; Henry 4th; cast directory; photo gallery.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Monty Python's comedy was rated PG before the advent of PG-13. The entire vestal virgin sequence is filled with sexual innuendo and proposition -- but that's the iffiest content. Some of the rapid-fire jokes won't be detected or even understood by the youngest teens, and it's possible teens unfamiliar with this style of comedy won't get it at first, either. There's some profanity: "s--t," "p---y," "bastards," as well as words such as "tart" and "pansy." The violence is obviously fake -- lots of gushing blood and killer rabbits, for example. God is depicted in an animated segment as being tired of overly contrite and "depressing" followers.
- Sexual Content
- A castle full of teen vestal virgins ask to be spanked and offer oral sex to Sir Galahad. There are nude male figures during animated sequences; their backsides are shown.
- Cartoonish violence -- including severed limbs and slashed throats -- and lots of fake blood. Several sword fights. A contemporary historian is comically stabbed in the throat by a knight. Comical violence throughout: A knight gets his limbs cut off but still wants to fight, and a bunny rabbit attacks knights and draws blood when it attacks. Dead bodies are shown strewn on wheelbarrows as a man yells to a village, "Bring out your dead!"
- Occasional profanity: "s--t," "p---y," "bastards," as well as words such as "tart" and "pansy." Comedic insults from a taunting Frenchman in which flatulence and male genitalia are referenced.
- Social Behavior
- Humorous characters believe they're on a mission ordained by God. One character kills indiscriminately, saying, "I can't help myself." Women are portrayed as either decrepit nags or virginal nymphs.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Knights of Camelot drink and dance.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it