Terry Jones

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

After slaying the Arthurian legend in their now classic Holy Grail, the Pythons set their sights on the Greatest Story Ever Told. Blind faith, virgin birth, crucifixion—nothing is sacred in this epic send-up of ancient times, which draws on the cornball biblical blockbusters of the 1950s to lampoon celebrity culture in any era. Criterion has gathered the guilty parties—including John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin—for two commentary tracks as provocative and hilarious as the film itself.

Film Info

  • Terry Jones
  • United Kingdom
  • 1979
  • 94 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #61

Special Features

  • Beautiful widescreen digital transfer, approved by director Terry Jones and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Two exclusive audio commentaries: One by Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones; the second by John Cleese and Michael Palin
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Five rarely seen deleted scenes with audio commentary by the Pythons
  • Four original British radio ads
  • Documentary film The Pythons, shot on location during the making of Life of Brian
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cover based on a theatrical poster

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • Beautiful widescreen digital transfer, approved by director Terry Jones and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Two exclusive audio commentaries: One by Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones; the second by John Cleese and Michael Palin
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Five rarely seen deleted scenes with audio commentary by the Pythons
  • Four original British radio ads
  • Documentary film The Pythons, shot on location during the making of Life of Brian
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cover based on a theatrical poster

Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Cast
Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Credits
Director
Terry Jones
Producer
John Goldstone
Executive producers
George Harrison
Executive producers
Denis O'Brien
Design and animation
Terry Gilliam
Art director
Roger Christian
Costume design
Hazel Pethig
Costume design
Charles Knode
Makeup and hairdressing
Maggie Weston
Makeup and hairdressing
Elaine Carew
Editing
Julian Doyle
Cinematography
Peter Biziou
Music
Geoffrey Burgon

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