TERRY GILLIAM ON VIDEO

Cry of the Banshee (1969)

(horror film starring Vincent Price, animation title sequence was done by Terry Gilliam)

American International Pictures, distributed by HBO Home Video, HBO 99950, 87 minutes


The Secret Policeman's Private Parts (1984) (see Graham Chapman)


Jabberwocky (1977)

(screenplay was co-written by Terry Gilliam; directed by Terry Gilliam; the film stars Michael Palin as "Dennis Cooper," the main character, and a brief appearance by Terry Jones as a "Poacher;" based on the Lewis Carroll poem)

  • Almi-Cinema 5/A Michael White Presentation/Umbrella Entertainment Production, distributed by RCA-Columbia Pictures Home Video, VCF 3116 E, 104 minutes
  • Almi-Cinema 5/A Michael White Presentation/Umbrella Entertainment Production, distributed by RCA-Columbia Pictures Home Video (1991), 92243 (ISBN 0-8001-1327-6), 101 minutes
  • Almi-Cinema 5/A Michael White Presentation/Umbrella Entertainment Production, distributed by Malofilm Video (Canada) (19**), 93017, 104 minutes (the box sleeve for this video mistakenly has a picture of a scene from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" on the reverse side)

Time Bandits (1981)

(written by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin; film is about six little-people who steal a map from God and travel through time stealing treasures; includes appearances by Michael Palin as "Vincent" and John Cleese as "Robin Hood")

  • Paramount/Handmade Films, distributed by Thorn EMI-Paramount Video (1994), VHS 2310 (ISBN 0-7921-3040-5), 116 minutes
  • Paramount/Handmade Films, distributed by Paramount on laser disc (1985), LV 2310, 116 minutes (limited release version of the film on laser disc, collectible)

Time Bandits (1981)

(new re-mastered widescreen edition on laser disc, in its original aspect ratio)

  • Paramount/Handmade Films, distributed by Paramount on laser disc (1995), LV 2310-WS (ISBN 0-7921-3398-6), 116 minutes

The Secret Policeman's Private Parts (1984) (see Graham Chapman)


Spies Like Us (1985)

(two mean, played by Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, are set up as decoys and sent on a counterespionage mission; cameo appearances by several film directors, including Terry Gilliam as "Dr. Imhaus," a German medical doctor in Afghanistan)

  • Warner Brothers, distributed by Warner Home Video, 11533, 109 minutes
  • Warner Brothers, distributed by Warner Home Video/Laser Videodisc, 40171, 109 minutes

Brazil (1985)

(screenplay co-written by Terry Gilliam, directed by Terry Gilliam; Orwellianesque film about a man, Sam Lowry, who works for the Ministry of Information and whose fantasies eventually lead him to break the laws of society; also starring Michael Palin as "Jack Lint," an interrogator at the Ministry of Information Retrieval)

  • Universal Pictures, distributed by MCA Home Video, 80171 (ISBN 47897-80171), 131 minutes

Brazil (1985)

(the European release of Brazil; includes approximately 7 minutes of additional scenes not seen in the U.S. version; major differences are when Sam Lowry and his mother enter the restaurant, when Jill and Sam are arrested, and scenes in the Ministry of Information where Sam is arraigned and tried; also includes slightly different ending where Sam is not suspended in the clouds during the end credits)

  • Universal Pictures, distributed by Parkfield Entertainment (U.K.), PES 38029, 137 minutes

Brazil (1985)

(a three laser disc version of the film which includes director's commentary, 11 minutes of restored footage, interview with the co-writer, history of the film, production stills, the screenplay, and excerpts from different versions of the film; shown in its theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1; this laserdisc version has not yet been released due to legal issues concerning international rights to the film)

  • Universal Pictures, distributed by The Voyager Company (1992), "The Criterion Collection", CC 1348L

What is Brazil? (1985)

(a video of the making of "Brazil")

  • Twentieth Century Fox/Thunderhedd Productions, distributed by Twentieth Century Fox, ****, 30 minutes

Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)

(screenplay co-written by Terry Gilliam; directed by Terry Gilliam; based on the legendary teller of tall tales, Baron Munchausen and his friends encounter the King of the Moon, Venus, and other odd characters in order to save a small city from a Turkish sultan; starring Eric Idle as "Berthold")

  • Columbia Pictures, distributed by RCA-Columbia Home Video, 50153 (ISBN 43396-50153), 126 minutes
  • Columbia Pictures, (Letterbox laser disc version to be released May 9, 1995)

Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)

(a three laser disc "Director Approved Edition" of the film which includes: a special analog track featuring audio commentary by Terry Gilliam discussing the making of the film; four sequences deleted from the final release; special effects compositing, including outtakes of the King of the Moon; original theatrical trailer, posters, and advertising campaigns; production sketches, paintings, models, and costume tests; analysis of the film's script, including storyboards documenting scenes never filmed; accounting of the whole production fiasco including interviews with co-writer Charles McKeown, producer Thomas SchŸhly, production designer Dante Ferretti, and costume designer Gabriella Pescucci; and historical notes on the character Munchausen, with clips and stills of previous film versions; shown in its original European theatrical aspect ratio of 1.75 to 1)

  • Columbia Pictures, distributed by The Voyager Company (1992), "The Criterion Collection", CC 1281L (ISBN 1-55940-223-7), 126 minutes

The Fisher King (1991)

(directed by Terry Gilliam; a down-and-out radio deejay (Jeff Bridges) meets a crazed vagabond (Robin Williams) obsessed with medieval history and in search of the Holy Grail)

  • Tri-Star Pictures, distributed by Columbia Tri-Star Home Video, 70613 (ISBN 0-8001-0805-1), 137 minutes

The Fisher King (1991)

(a two laser disc "Director Approved Edition" of the film which includes: a special analog track featuring Terry Gilliam discussing the making of the movie and his work with its stars; six deleted scenes further defining key characters; original theatrical trailers; key scenes analysis with storyboards, screenplay excerpts, and behind-the-scenes photos; costume tests of Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, Jeff Bridges, and Robin Williams; shown in its original aspect ratio of 1.85 to 1)

  • Tri-Star Pictures, Inc., distributed by The Voyager Company (1992), "The Criterion Collection", CC 1288L (ISBN 1-55940-191-5), 137 minutes

Comic Balls (1994) (see Graham Chapman)


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


12 Monkeys (1995)

(directed by Terry Gilliam; James Cole (Bruce Willis) a convicted criminal from the year 2035 travels back in time to prevent a killer virus that will devastate the future world population and to unravel the secret of The Army of the 12 Monkeys led by a crazed mental patient (Brad Pitt))

  • Universal Pictures, distributed by MCA/Universal Home Video, 82751 (ISBN 0-7832-1909-1), 130 minutes
  • Universal Pictures, distributed by MCA/Universal Home Video, (Laserdisc) 42785 (ISBN 0-7832-1812-5), 130 minutes

12 Monkeys (1995)

(Special laserdisc edition released by MCA/Universal; disc includes commentary by director Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven, production photographs, original advertising, marketing & publicity materials, storyboards, and theatrical trailers; also includes a behind-the-scenes documentary "The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys" shot on location by two film students)

  • Universal Pictures, distributed by MCA/Universal Home Video (1997), CLV 42923 (ISBN 0-7832-1942-3), 130 minutes