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Time Bandits: Criterion Collection

January 22, 2015

The early 1980s was a fertile time for fantasy films with the likes of Excalibur (1981), Dragonslayer (1981) and Conan the Barbarian (1982) among others. Time Bandits (1981) came out of Terry Gilliam being unable to get his passion project Brazil (1985)... 

Fawlty Towers – Series 1 & 2

May 24, 2011

Whoever said ‘they don’t make ‘em like that anymore’ was clearly talking about Fawlty Towers, the 1975-79 comedy dreamt up by former Python John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth. Fawlty Towers represents the height of British comedy; a pinnacle... 

The Day the Earth Stood Still: 2-Disc Special Edition

April 13, 2009

With the world mired in the current economic downturn, everyone is forced to tighten their purse strings, even Hollywood studios. Already notorious for playing it safe, they are taking even less chances and green-lighting projects that they feel are sure... 

Die Another Day

October 13, 2003

Brosnan burst onto the big screen in the 1995 film Goldeneye, a film that reclaimed Bond as a force still to be reckoned with at the cinema. Sadly Brosnan and his films seem to get worse as they go along and those dizzy heights are long gone. The Bond... 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

September 2, 2003

I fart in your general direction, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now that I’ve offended and scared off those that don’t know Python, the rest of us can divulge in some joviality and reminisce of times when... 

Time Bandits

June 27, 2003

Handmade Films, controlled by the late great George Harrison, are responsible for a wealth of cheap cult classics. None more renowned, successful or full of short people as Gilliam’s Time Bandits. Ex Pythons Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam combined... 

Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life

January 7, 2003

‘The Meaning of Life’, falling somewhere between sketch show and circus, marks the third incarnation of the classic Monty Python formula. Outrageous caricatures (they’re spot on), social satire, crudity, nudity, I wish I could say rudity;... 

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