‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ – Fantasy Film Review

‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ – Fantasy Film Review

The Bottled Imp – Episode 58
“Makes Ben Hur look like an epic” is the quote on the DVD cover of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Starring and written by the comedy legends Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. It’s directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones and realised in 1975.

What do you get when you mix Monty Python with the legend of the Holy Grail? This film, obviously! I have memories of the TV show theme tune of Monty Python’s Flying Circus playing in the background as I headed upstairs to bed. The TV show was on as my bedtime hit and consequently it was only years later that I found out it the show didn’t star Monty Python and he didn’t have a flying circus.

I’d seen a few episodes of the TV show if my elder brother had recorded them on VHS (look it up kids!) but in those days once the show had been on TV that was it. It was this film that I remember the most out of the Monty Python cannon. So I was curious to grab my coconuts and join the gang on the quest this time around.

Obviously this is a fantasy comedy and I’m fairly hard pushed to think of others and indeed others that are as funny as this film. Maybe that’s a good topic for an episode of The Bottled Imp! I wonder what Ben Hur would’ve been like if the Monty Python gang had filmed it?

Join us on our quest for the review for the Holy Grail. Or something…

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David B says:

I personally disliked it

JayDee284 says:

Fun Fact: the reason the way the Movie ends with the Police Arresting the whole the cast was because they Ran out of money & could not do the Final Battle.

Chroma says:

"We are not the the knights who say Ni! We are the knights who say: Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke Ptang Zoo Boing!"

Greg Breden says:

A small group of us would regularly recite parts in the playground. Most often Dennis' political rant, the Witch Sketch and the French Taunters. I can still recite them word for word now. The Life Of Brian is also packed with classic sketches and scenes.

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