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Jabberwocky

Street Date:
November 21st, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1977
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
105 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Starring:

Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Plot Synopsis:

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 savior but Dennis Cooper (Michael Palin), an endearingly witless bumpkin who stumbles onto the scene and is flung into the role of brave knight? Terry Gilliam’s first outing as a solo director—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, this fantasy remains one of the filmmaker’s most uproarious visions of society run amok.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1.85:1

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • English DTS-HD MA 5.1

Supplements

  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Gilliam and actor Michael Palin
  • New documentary on the making of the film, featuring Gilliam, producer Sandy Lieberson, Palin, and actor Annette Badland
  • New interview with Valerie Charlton, designer of the Jabberwock, featuring her collection of rare behind-the-scenes photographs
  • Selection of Gilliam’s storyboards and sketches
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Tobias