Monty Pythons- Holy Grail is now being shown around the world to celebrate their 40Th Anniversary, in both US and UK Cinemas Around the World
To celebration the 40th anniversary of Monty Python Holy Grail there are screenings being organized all around the world. We recommend everyone to come along to the screenings costumed-up and with vocal chords primed for an epic sing-a-long. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to watch the most famous of the Python films on the big screen.
Information on 40th-anniversary screenings in the U.S. visit here…and for other locations, including the U.K. visit here.
And don’t forget, 14 October is always “Holy Grail Day”
THE CAST – HOLY GRAIL
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones; written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Mr. Gilliam, Eric Idle, Mr. Jones and Michael Palin; executive producer, John Goldstone; producer, Mark Forstater; editor, John Hackney; director of photography, Terry Bedford; songs by Neil Innes, with additional music by De Wolfe; a Python Pictures, Ltd., production, distribution by Cinema 5. Running time: 90 minutes.
If you haven’t seen THE MAKING OF HOLY GRAIL By the BBC it’s worth a watch.
Form the start, they couldn’t afford real horses so they simply pretended to be riding horses by tapping two halves of a coconut together, this has become a must-do ritual if you go to the big screen viewings or Monty Python parties. You can purchase the gift set on Amazon their fast becoming a collector’s item. CLICK HERE. Because Monty Python encourages silliness, the film when announced was just regarded as another joke film where the unexpected was expected to happen. The idea of turning the Arthurian legendary story into the subject for a Python film was a serendipitous one, and because its initial costs were so low it made more money pro rata than any other British film of its year and now of all time.
They selected a very remote location to film in the Scottish Highlands, while beautiful, were rugged in the extreme, and the cast endured almost perpetual rain, which if they had thought about it, was normal for that location. It was enough to persuade Graham Chapman, who was playing King Arthur, to give up the demon drink, which was unheard of.
The sufferings were well worth it, and the Pythons delivered this legendary comedy film. Immortal are the Knights who say Ni, the guard who cannot get anything right, the killer bunny rabbit ( my favorite), the extraordinarily rude Frenchman ( my sons favorite) the Bridge of Death over the Gorge of Eternal Peril, the Black Beast of Aarrgghh, and the three-headed knight. But what is best remembered is the duel fought with the brave Black Knight whose limbs are lopped off one by one. Even then he is still indomitable, and as a still-upright torso he calls after his victor “Come back here… I’ll bite your legs off.” Okay, we’ll call it a draw.
Made after their television series had ended, directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, with Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Graham Chapman also playing many parts, this amazing film was an important turning point for the Pythons, bringing them all financial liberation. Their live shows were sellouts within minutes all thanks to this one film.
Just in case you can’t make it we found a SPECIAL EDITION DVD of the film on AMAZON so get everyone round to your house, dress up and sing-a-long. COME ON!