Notorious religious satire, the film tells the story of Brian (Graham Chapman), a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they mock everyone and everything from ex lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling to crazy prophets, Roman centurions and crucifixion. In what was the troupe’s third, and highly controversial, film, Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical.
Grossing the highest box-office of any British film in the US when released in 1975, this “cult classic” comedy from the Monty Python team loosely follows the legend of King Arthur (Graham Chapman), along with his squire (Terry Gilliam) and his Knights of the Round Table (John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin), as they embark on a fearless quest in search of the elusive Holy Grail. A hysterical, historical tour-de-force from Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones.
Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story. Voiced by fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.
A 16th century raunchy pirate spoof in which everyone - Monty Python, Cheech and Chong, James Mason, Madeline Kahn, Peter Boyle - wants to get their hands on hidden pirate treasure. But first they have to capture Captain Yellowbeard's son, who has the map tatooed on his skull.
In this hilarious sci-fi comedy, ordinary schoolteacher Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is granted extraordinary powers by a group of space aliens (voiced by the Monty Python team) as a test to determine the fate of our planet. Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, and featuring the voice of Robin Williams as Neil’s canine companion, Absolutely Anything proves that with great power comes total irresponsibility!
Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer - Archie Leach.
Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline follow their smash hit A Fish Called Wanda with another hilarious farce which Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC-TV, New York, calls "a very funny picture." A quaint English zoo is the setting for a riotous revolt after the zoo director attempts to rid the park of its cute, cuddly animals and display only "fierce creatures."
The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever, was the most anticipated production of 2014.
Filmed on the final night of the run of ten sold out performances, live at London’s O2 Arena on 20 July, Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go sees the five surviving members - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin – together with Carol Cleveland, perform many of their classic sketches and much-loved songs. The show also encompasses film inserts from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Terry Gilliam’s iconic animations, outrageous dance routines by an ensemble of twenty and a fantastic live orchestra.
Featuring Stephen Hawking and Professor Brian Cox, with guest appearances by Eddie Izzard and Mike Myers, the show cements the Python’s reputation as the most influential comedy group of all time and, more importantly, still one of the funniest.
All the favorites, with some modern twists, are included: the Dead Parrot, the Lumberjack Song, the Spanish Inquisition, Spam, Nudge Nudge, Argument, the Four Yorkshiremen, the Bruces and with a sing-along of Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life as the grand finale.
Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go is the ultimate Monty Python show.
Pleasure At Her Majestyﾒs (1976) The very first show in what came to be called the ﾓSecret Policemanﾒs Ballﾔ series took place over three late nights in April 1976 at Her Majestyﾒs Theatre in London. The show was instigated by John Cleese, who volunteered to ﾓround up a few palsﾔ to perform for Amnesty Internationalﾒs benefit. These pals transpired to be most of Monty Python, Beyond The Fringe and The Goodies (three of the U.K.ﾒs most successful comedy ensembles) ﾗ together with leading solo performers. It was a gathering of the British comedic tribes. Cleese titled the show ﾓA Poke In The Eye (With A Sharp Stick).ﾔ The film documenting this comedy summit was titled Pleasure At Her Majestyﾒs ﾗ a wordplay on the formal British expression for imprisonment in which convicts are ﾓdetained at Her Majestyﾒs pleasure.ﾔ