PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Day one of filming was plagued with problems: after an extended trek into the Glen Coe hills the crew's only sync camera sheared its gears and the team could only shoot mute shots that involved crossing the Bridge of Death. Graham Chapman suffered from delirium ... ...
Lancelot breaks his sword during his second attack on the wedding guests, visible when he's at the bottom of the stairs.
On the Regions 2 and 4 DVD's (Europe and Australasia) release, the end credits are extended to three minutes (rather than 20 seconds) of a black screen with the intermission music.
The UK cinema release in 1975 had edited some of the lines to receive an 'A' certificate. These lines include some of Zoot's texture about the oral sex and the overdubbing of uses of 'Jesus Christ'. It was not till 1996 that the UK video's became completely uncut.
Written by Neil Innes
Published by EMI Songs/United Partnership
English, French, Latin
$45,487 (USA) (17 June 2001)
$1,229,197 (USA) (27 May 2012)
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