Welcome to the kingdom of Terry Gilliam: his solo‐directing debut, a gonzo medieval
comedy…

Amid the filth and muck of England in the Dark Ages, a fearsome dragon stalks the land,
casting a shadow of terror upon the kingdom of Bruno the Questionable. Who should
emerge as the town’s only possible saviour but Dennis Cooper (Life of Brian’s Michael
Palin), an endearingly witless bumpkin who stumbles onto the scene and is flung into the
role of brave knight? The first outing as a solo director by Terry Gilliam (Brazil)—inspired
by Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky” and made on the heels of Gilliam’s success as a
member of the iconic comedy troupe Monty Python—showcases his delight in comic
nonsense, with a cast chock‐full of beloved British character actors. A giddy romp through
blood and excrement, Jabberwocky remains one of the filmmaker’s most uproarious
visions of society gone berserk.

Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation,
  • approved by director Terry Gilliam
  • 5.1 surround DTS‐HD Master Audio soundtrack mix, supervised by Gilliam
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Gilliam and actor Michael Palin
  • New documentary on the making of the film, featuring Gilliam, Palin, producer Sandy
  • Lieberson, and actor Annette Badland
  • New interview with Valerie Charlton, designer of the film’s creature, the Jabberwock,
  • featuring her collection of rare behind‐the‐scenes photographs
  • Audio interview with cinematographer Terry Bedford from 1998
  • Selection of Gilliam’s storyboards and sketches
  • Original UK opening sequence
studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
  • 105 mins approx.
Director:
  • Terry Gilliam
Certificate:
  • PG
Actor:
  • Michael Palin
  • Harry H. Corbett
  • John Le Mesurier
  • Warren Mitchell
  • Max Wall
  • Rodney Bewes
Subtitle Languages:
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1977
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Region:
  • 2
Brand:
  • The Criterion Collection

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Welcome to the kingdom of Terry Gilliam: his solo‐directing debut, a gonzo medieval
comedy…

Amid the filth and muck of England in the Dark Ages, a fearsome dragon stalks the land,
casting a shadow of terror upon the kingdom of Bruno the Questionable. Who should
emerge as the town’s only possible saviour but Dennis Cooper (Life of Brian’s Michael
Palin), an endearingly witless bumpkin who stumbles onto the scene and is flung into the
role of brave knight? The first outing as a solo director by Terry Gilliam (Brazil)—inspired
by Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky” and made on the heels of Gilliam’s success as a
member of the iconic comedy troupe Monty Python—showcases his delight in comic
nonsense, with a cast chock‐full of beloved British character actors. A giddy romp through
blood and excrement, Jabberwocky remains one of the filmmaker’s most uproarious
visions of society gone berserk.

Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation,
  • approved by director Terry Gilliam
  • 5.1 surround DTS‐HD Master Audio soundtrack mix, supervised by Gilliam
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Gilliam and actor Michael Palin
  • New documentary on the making of the film, featuring Gilliam, Palin, producer Sandy
  • Lieberson, and actor Annette Badland
  • New interview with Valerie Charlton, designer of the film’s creature, the Jabberwock,
  • featuring her collection of rare behind‐the‐scenes photographs
  • Audio interview with cinematographer Terry Bedford from 1998
  • Selection of Gilliam’s storyboards and sketches
  • Original UK opening sequence
studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
  • 105 mins approx.
Director:
  • Terry Gilliam
Certificate:
  • PG
Actor:
  • Michael Palin
  • Harry H. Corbett
  • John Le Mesurier
  • Warren Mitchell
  • Max Wall
  • Rodney Bewes
Subtitle Languages:
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1977
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Region:
  • 2
Brand:
  • The Criterion Collection

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Almost Python

Personally I love any Gilliam film and this could not get any more “Gilliam” and is pretty much a direct relation to Holy Grail. Michael Palin is perfect as Dennis Cooper and the comedy is just as hilarious. The transfer is what I want from this film, it should never be a highly polished 4K transfer, but still looks better than the VHS/DVD copies I have lying around. The. Extras are a blessing and even for a small messy film like this the Criterion badge has been used well. Extra praise must be given to the sound mix to a DTS-HD track, it’s not an all out action film but the mix opens up the soundscape to place you in the filth infested world of Jabberwocky. Very pleased with the purchase and recommend this version to anyone.