Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)

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Overview

The Monty Python collective explains it all in this episodic comedy that dares to take on the most "sacred" aspects of life--sex, food, politics and religion--and bring them hilariously down to earth. One of the many highlights is the "Every Sperm is Sacred" episode that opens the film.
Theatrical Release Date 1983
Format DVD
Number of Discs 2
Awards
  • Cannes, Jury Prize, Winner, 1983

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    2
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    United Kingdom
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    108
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    2-Disc Set
    Region 1
    Special Edition
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - French
    DTS Surround 5.1 - English
    Additional Release Material:
    Audio Commentary
    Shorts: "Un Film de John Cleese"
    Introduction: Eric Idle - Star
    Making Of: THE MEANING OF THE MAKING OF THE MEANING OF LIFE
    Featurette:
    1. Re-Mastering a Masterpiece
    2. Fish
    3. Educational Tips
    4. Song and Dance
    5. Selling the Meaning of Life
    6. The Songs
    Deleted Scenes:
    1. Snipped Bits
    2. Songs Unsung
    Interactive Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Shot in Technicolor and Elmstree Studios in Borehamwood, England and on location around England and Scotland.

    Music recorded at Britannia Row, Redwood Studios and CTS.

    Copyright 1983 Celandine Films.

    Additional cast: Patricia Quinn, Judy Loe, Andrew MacLachlan, Mark Homes, and Valerie Whittington.

    Additional credits: Anne James (Python manager), Mary Hillman (makeup supervisor), Chris Tucker (Mr. Creosote makep), Paul Carr & Brian Paxton (dubbing mixers), Richard Conway, Bob Hollow, Dave Watson, Ray Hanson (special effects).
    "PART ONE: THE THIRD WORLD...
    Somewhere in the North of England" -- First two title cards for opening skit
  • Release Date
    09/02/03
  • Theatrical Release
    1983
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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Variety 03-23-1983 "...Funny....The seasoned British comedy troupe has this time come up with an expertly biting, off-the-wall satire of life's various passages..."
Entertainment Weekly 09-12-2003 "...A film that makes exhaustive and exhilarating mirth out of every grimness known to man..."
New York Times 03-31-1983 "...A monumental revue, the BEN HUR of sketch films..."
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