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Title:
Monty Python's the meaning of life
Author:
Chapman, Graham, 1941-1989.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Universal, 2003.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The comedy team takes a look at life in in their own unique way at all its stages from before conception to death and beyond.
General Note:
Special ed.; widescreen

Originally issued as a motion picture in 1983.

Special features: the meaning of the Making of the Meaning of life, educational tips to prepare you for life in the real world, new trailer for the John Cleese version of the film, remastering a masterpiece, featurette about 2 of the films musical numbers, alternate versions of the original songs, promotional material, virtual Python reunion, what fish think, snipped bits.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780783255163
UPC:
025192122125
Format :
DVD

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The Meaning of Life is without a doubt the most tasteless of the Monty Python feature films; it also happens to be one of the funniest. Life's questions are "answered" in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a pre-credits sequence at a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. One of our favorite bits involve the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor, pointing out that there's nothing in his contract preventing this. And of course, there's the scene with the world's most voracious glutton, who brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise. Be warned: though hilarious, this may be the grossest bit of comedy filmmaking ever conceived (there aren't enough words in the world to describe it in detail!). Loyal Pythonites Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin star in The Meaning of Life and share writing responsibilities, while Jones is in the director's chair this time out. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi