Video Arts CD-i Programs (1991)

(interactive compact discs for the Philips CD-i player available from Video Arts, featuring sequences with John Cleese from his training videos. Additional CD-i titles are available; to order, call 1-800-553-0091 or 1-312-693-0500; or visit the Video Arts Home Page)

  • Meetings, Blood Meetings - John Cleese plays a manager who is put on trial for negligent conduct of meetings, before a courtroom run according to his haphazard regard to rules
  • It's Your Choice - John Cleese as "Ivan the Terrible," a manager with poor interviewing skills who causes the wrong person to be hired
  • Straight Talking - John Cleese shows the techniques of assertive behavior in a series of settings and how it does not always guarantee success
  • How to Lose Customers Without Really Trying - a series of sketches, featuring John Cleese, showing how customer care is crucial to an organization's reputation
  • More Bloody Meetings - a sequel to the last "meetings" film, John Cleese again plays the manager who, during a trip to the dentists, dreams that the office has become an interrogation room
  • The Helping Hand - Coaching Skills for Managers - John Cleese plays the presenter in a training video on coaching; unfortunately his fictional video features a manager who knows absolutely nothing about coaching
  • The Unorganized Manager - a manager is confronted by St. Peter, played by John Cleese, who sends him back to Earth with a list of his eleven deadly organizational sins
  • Telephone Behavior - The Power and the Perils - video presented by John Cleese on how people's behavior can either wreck a telephone conversation or make it into a highly effective piece of communication

Criterion Goes to the Movies (1993)

(an interactive guide to Voyager Company's Criterion laser disc collection; includes entries on most of the films, including liner notes, essays, pictures, film synopses, and film clips; includes clips from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and The Fisher King)

  • The Voyager Company (1993), CDRM 1112350 (ISBN 1559402636) (Macintosh)
  • The Voyager Company (1993), CDRM *** (ISBN **********) (PC/Windows)

Discworld (1995)

(animated interactive CD-ROM game based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld books; player controls the character Rincewind in his attempts to save the city of Ankh-Morpork from a dragon; Eric Idle performs the voice of Rincewind)

  • Psygnosis/Perfect 10 Productions (1995), (ISBN 53203-01328) (PC)
  • Psygnosis/Perfect 10 Productions (1995), (ISBN **********) (Macintosh version is not compatible with all Mac models) (Macintosh)
  • Psygnosis/Perfect 10 Productions (1995), (ISBN **********) (Sony Playstation)

Terry Pratchett's Discworld: The Official Strategy Guide, by Glen Edridge

(complete strategy guide which includes all of the official secrets to completing the game; includes a full-color map of Ankh-Morpork and scenes from the game)

  • Prima Publishing, 1995 (U.S.) ISBN 0-7615-0218-1 (paperback)
  • Prima Publishing, 1995 (U.K.) ISBN 0-55214-439-8 (***)

Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time (1995)

(a graphic-adventure game which has several Monty Python references; one involves a medieval castle in France where the main character's digital assistant yells: "I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a 'amster and your father smelt of eldeberries!" In another scene, if the agent hesitates too long in front of the castle guards, he is crushed by a live cow: "He found himself an unwilling participant in the re-enactment of a silly Monty Python skit!")

  • Sanctuary Woods / Presto Studios (1995), (ISBN 1-55182-036-6)

Blazing Dragons (1996)

(Terry Jones's hilarious medieval adventure game for the Sony Playstation; you play the role of Flicker, a dragon who must save Camelhot from the evil knight, Sir George; lots of funny Pythonesque sequences and subplots; features the voices of Terry Jones, Harry Shearer, and Cheech Marin; read about it in Daily Llama Vol. 1 No. 4 or visit the Crystal Dynamics homepage)

  • Crystal Dynamics, distributed by Mindscape (1996), SLUS-00100 (ISBN 0-7911-2578-5) (Sony Playstation)

Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!? (1997)

(sequel to the successful and very-funny adventure game "Discworld;" Eric Idle reprises the role of "Rincewind," a wizard, who must help find the Grim Reaper because Death has apparently forgotten his chief duty: to collect human souls; includes an original song, "That's Death," written and performed by Eric Idle; other voice-overs were provided by Nigel Planer, Kate Robins and Rob Brydon; visit the Psygnosis web page for more info)

  • Psygnosis/Perfect 10 Productions (1997), (ISBN **********) (UK version is titled "Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?") (PC)
  • Psygnosis/Perfect 10 Productions (1997), (ISBN **********) (US version is titled "Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!") (PC)

Shadow Warrior (1997)

(a first-person 3D action game in which you play Lo Wang, an assassin skilled in both martial arts and sophomoric wisecracks; in one level, Lo Wang finds a hidden valley, the north end of which there lies a cave, the Cave of Caerbannog; to approach it and claim the power-ups, Lo Wang must first deal with a vicious killer rabbit; as Lo Wang approaches the cave, he quips: "That is no ordinary rabbit!"; a better Holy Grail reference you will not find)

  • 3D Realms/GT Interactive Software (1997), 04-12539 (ISBN 1-56893-395-9)

Blood (1997)

(another first-person 3D shooter, this one featuring blood-thirsty cultists, demons, zombies, and haunted houses; like 3D Realms, Monolith has laced the game with humor and pop culture references; one of the random quotes uttered by the main character, Caleb, is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "What're you gonna do, bleed on me?!")

  • Monolith / GT Interactive Software (1997), 04-12263 (ISBN 1-56893-364-9)

Douglas Adams Starship Titanic (1998)

(an interactive adventure game developed by renowned author and humorist Douglas Adams; combines stunning graphics with an artificially intelligent text parser for an unpredictable ride aboard the Starship Titanic, the ship that just couldn't go wrong; interact with a variety of odd characters including a parrot, voiced by Terry Jones; Jones also collaborated with Adams to write the novel based on the game)

  • The Digital Village, Ltd./Simon & Schuster Interactive (1998), (ISBN 0-671-55025-X) (PC)

Douglas Adams Starship Titanic: The Official Strategy Guide, by Neil Richards

(very well illustrated guide to the Starship Titanic game, which features the voice of Terry Jones; lots of illustrations, photos, and maps; organized so that you don't receive the solutions to puzzles that haven't started to puzzle you yet; includes an introduction by Douglas Adams and an interview with Adams that explains how Terry Jones became involved in the project)

  • Three Rivers Press, 1998 (U.S.) ISBN 0-609-80147-3 (paperback)
  • Pan Books, 1998 (U.K.) ISBN 0-330-35447-7 (paperback)

Quest For Camelot: Dragon Games (1998)

(seven interactive games for kids, ages 5 to 10; based on the Quest for Camelot animated film by Warner Brothers, which starred Eric Idle as the voice of Devon; although the characters Devon and Cornwall are voiced by two other actors in this CD ROM game, there are plenty of film clips which feature the original Eric Idle/Don Rickles voices)

  • Funnybone Interactive / Knowledge Adventure (1998), (ISBN 1-56997-338-5)



Around The World In 80 Days With Michael Palin: The Game

(board game for 2 to 6 players)

  • BBC

Labyrinth Board Game

Based on the movie Labyrinth.

  • By **

Scene It? James Bond DVD Trivia Board Game

(spanning forty years of scenes, gadgets, vehicles and villains, this special edition quiz game features a DVD filled with edited video clips and challenges, as well as 200 trivia cards. The mission is simple: players must throw the dice and move around the board using one of four custom metal playing pieces: James Bond himself, a Bond girl, an Aston Martin and, of course, a martini. Onscreen prompts follow each movie clip and you control the quiz via your DVD's remote control. The clips and questions come in many forms - from identifying villains who've been erased or pixellated to naming locations and guessing which Bond used what gadget. The DVD sequences are hosted by John Cleese)

  • by Screenlife LLC, 2004