The Adventures of Baron Munchausen – Twenty Years Fly By

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 20th Anniversary Edition

Starring John Neville, Eric Idle, Robin Williams, and Uma Thurman
Directed by Terry Gilliam (The Fisher King)
Rated PG
Appropriate for all ages
Available April 8, 2008 on DVD and Blu-ray disc


Yes, it’s been twenty years since Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam gave us this classic family film about a crazy German Baron and how he uses his imagination to defeat the evil Turks.  The film holds up surprisingly well and doesn’t look overly dated.  I think I had just as much fun watching it now as I did when I was in high school.  The DVD contains many great extras including a terrific commentary by Gilliam and writer/actor Charles McKeown, three exhaustive documentaries on the making of the pic, storyboard sequences performed by the voices of Gilliam and McKeown, and some deleted scenes.  For those with the Blu-ray disc, you can watch the movie with the Marvelous World of Munchausen, where Monte Python-style graphics pop up on the screen to give factoids about the movie while you are watching. 


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