GRAHAM CHAPMAN ON VIDEO

How To Irritate People (1968) (see John Cleese)


The Magic Christian (1969)

(from the novel by Terry Southern; additional material by John Cleese and Graham Chapman; story is about the richest man in the world, "Sir Guy Grand" played by Peter Sellers, who adopts a disheveled young man, "Youngman Grand" played by Ringo Starr; includes appearances by John Cleese as a "Director in Sotheby's" and Graham Chapman as an "Oxford Team Member")

  • Grand Films Ltd., distributed by Republic Pictures Home Video (1991), VHS 2548 (ISBN 1-55526-347-X), 101 minutes (actually closer to 93 minutes)

Doctor In Trouble (1970)

(seventh feature film based on the book "Doctor in the House;" featured Graham Chapman as "Roddy;" Graham Chapman and John Cleese also wrote and co-wrote a number of television episodes starting in 1969 for London Weekend Television's "Doctor in the House" series)

  • Rank Films, distributed by *** (U.K.), VC3458, 90 minutes

The Statue (1971) (see John Cleese)


Rentadick (1972)

(film about a detective agency, Rentadick, Inc., that is hired to find a stolen nerve gas that paralyzes its victims from the waist down; written by John Cleese and Graham Chapman; disagreements about the production of this film led Cleese and Chapman to disassociate themselves with it)

  • Rank Films/Paradine-Virgin, distributed by ***, 94 minutes

The Odd Job (1978)

(starring Graham Chapman, screenplay and production also by Graham Chapman; Chapman plays the role of "Arthur Harris," an English gentleman who becomes depressed when his wife leaves him and hires an odd job man to help him commit suicide)

  • Columbia Pictures, presented by Atlantic Television, Inc./Charisma Films, distributed by Vestron Video (1984), VA 4120, 86 minutes

Shock Treatment
has also been cited as Traitement de Choc (1981)

(little known fact about a little known film; Graham Chapman and David Sherlock acted as uncredited advisors in this film)

  • ****

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

(highlights from the first two Amnesty International Balls; with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin)

  • Miramax Films, distributed by MGM/UA Home Video / Miramax Films, MV800175, 101 minutes
  • Miramax Films, distributed by *** (U.K., PAL), CVR21432, 101 minutes
  • Miramax Films, distributed by Sony Music Operations / Columbia Tristar Home Video (U.K., PAL) (1992), CVR 16917, 92 minutes

Yellowbeard (1983)

(written by Graham Chapman, Peter Cook, and Bernard McKenna; featuring Graham Chapman as "Yellowbeard," John Cleese as "Blind Pew," and Eric Idle as "Commander Clement;" story of Yellowbeard, a notorious pirate, who escapes from prison and goes in search of his son and his buried treasure)

  • Hemdale Films / Orion Pictures, distributed by Video Treasures, SV 9138, 97 minutes
  • Hemdale Films / Orion Pictures, distributed by Vestron Video (1983), VES 5024 (has also been cited as VA 5024), 97 minutes
  • Hemdale Films / Orion Pictures, distributed by Orion Home Video (1996), 8304 (ISBN 1-56255-247-3), 97 minutes

Group Madness: The Making Of Yellowbeard (1983)

(behind the scenes footage of the making of "Yellowbeard" with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and others; includes interviews with most of the cast; this film had a limited release in 1983 for television and was for some time available from the original independent filmmaker himself, Michael Mileham)

  • produced/directed by Michael Mileham, distributed by Film Sprout (1995), 43 minutes

The Secret Policeman's Private Parts (1984)

(a compilation of comedy and music taken from the four Amnesty International benefits in 1976, 1977, 1979, and 1981. Starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes, and Connie Booth.)

  • distributed by Miramax Films/Media Home Entertainment, M295, 77 minutes

Iron Maiden: From There To Eternity (1992)

(a collection of 21 Iron Maiden music videos, including "Can I Play With Madness" featuring Graham Chapman as an overly strict school master who has hallucinations)

  • distributed by Sony Music Video (SMV) Enterprises, 19V-49132 (ISBN 1-56406-132-9), 95 minutes

The Secret Policeman's Early Bits (1993)

(the first comedy shows dedicated to Amnesty International, "A Poke In the Eye with a Sharp Stick" (1976) at Her Majesty's Theatre and "Mermaid Frolics" (1977) at The Mermaid Theatre; Terry Jones was stage director for the second stage show)

  • Amnesty International, distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video/Sony Music Operations (U.K.) CVR 21432, 78 minutes

Comic Balls (1994)

(highlights from all of the Secret Policeman's Balls; includes a number of sketches featuring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin)

  • Columbia Tristar Home Video, distributed by Sony Music Operations (U.K.), CVR 21907, 118 minutes

The Secret Policeman's Box Of Balls (19***)

(contains the four Secret Policeman videos: "The Secret Policeman's Ball", "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball", "The Secret Policeman's Third Ball" and "The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball;" featuring John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin)

  • ***, distributed by *** (U.K.), CVRP 199, *** minutes

Spot The Loony (1999)

(a video of one of Graham Chapman's college lectures; Chapman toured a number of colleges and universities in the United Kingdom and the United States in the mid-1980s; produced with the assistance of Jim Yoakum and his company, White Bike Productions; an audio recording of one of Graham's lectures is already available as A Six Pack of Lies)

  • Right Recordings, *** (ISBN **********), ** minutes