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Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Special Edition
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 55 (Dec 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones & Michael Palin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Disc one only includes a killer rabbit feature (click enter on your remote for fun features. Selecting the Killer Rabbit feature also offers a humorous goodie before the movie.), but click on Extras anyway for an extra giggle. The second disc on this new special edition includes a singalong for three songs in the movie, and a 47-minute visit

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05276
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Disc One: DVD-9/Disc Two: DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 92
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1974
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/23/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): 40 Specially Trained Ecuadorian Mountain Llamas And Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Monty Python And The Holy Grail is the second feature film from the acclaimed comedy troupe. This time it

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits a brighter picture with improved balance when compared to the dark and undefined previously reviewed non-anamorphic DVD. Images are generally sharp and nicely detailed at times, while much of the soft appearance is inherent to the source element. Visual information is nicely revealed in the darker scenes, like inside the cast, while the previous version was smeared and totally lacking definition. There is evidence of pixelization, as well as edge enhancement. The source element is revealing of film grain and artifacts. (Suzanne Hodges)

This DVD features a new remastering and restoration that should certainly be welcome to fans of this Monty Python classic. The Dolby