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Time Bandits [Blu-ray] [SteelBook]

  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region B Europe/Australia (info)
  • Plunging headfirst into history, director Terry Gilliam fearlessly brings the logic of children's fairy tales to bear as he navigates through myth and legend in a bizarre, ingenious retelling of THE WIZARD OF OZ. A boy and six good-natured little persons careen through time-twisting interactions with Napoleon, Robin Hood, and Agamemnon, among others, with a map the little people stole from their employer, the Supreme Being. But their intention is to rob their way through the past, which does not make their boss happy. Meanwhile, Evil is after the map in order to become the Supreme Being himself. The result is an extraordinarily visual extravaganza that overflows with Gilliam's ecstatic vision. The film is shot from a child's viewpoint, both through the character of Kevin and the placement of the camera. One of the morals of this thoroughly enjoyable, charming fantasy is that heroes aren't always all they're cracked up to be. Fun special effects and great supporting performances abound, including terrific turns by Ian Holm, John Cleese, Ralph Richardson, and especially David Warner as Evil.
  • Credits
    John Cleese, Sean Connery, Thomas Sean Connery, Ian Holm, Ian Holm Cuthbert, Shelley Duvall, Katherine Helmond, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughan, David Warner, David Rappaport, Ralph Richardson, Ralph Richardson, Kenny Baker, Kenneth George Baker, Malcolm Dixon, Mike Edmonds, Jack Purvis, Tiny Ross, Craig Warnock, David Aaron Baker, Sheila Fearn, Jim Broadbent, James Broadbent, John Young, Myrtle Devenish, Brian Bowes, Leon Lissek, Terence Bayler, Preston Lockwood, Charles McKeown, John Hughman, Der
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[With] the funniest Robin Hood ever..."
    USA Today

    "...BANDITS is good on technical virtuosity..."

    "...A cheerfully irreverent lark -- part fairy tale, part science fiction, part comedy..."
    New York Times

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[E]very bit as much a marauding sensual riot as it is a history-hopping conundrum."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n ingenious fantasy....[Gilliam's] most consistently entertaining..."

    "...The movie's as perversely entertaining as it ever was..."
    Total Film

    3 stars out of 4 -- "A fun and whimsical journey that is vintage Terry Gilliam."

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