TERRY JONES ON VIDEO

Ripping Yarns (1976/1979)

(conceived, written, and performed by Michael Palin and Terry Jones; includes "Tomkinson's Schooldays," "Escape From Stalag Luft 112B," and "Golden Gordon")

  • distributed by CBS/Fox Video (1986), 3754, 90 minutes

More Ripping Yarns (1976/1979)

(conceived, written, and performed by Michael Palin and Terry Jones; includes "The Testing of Eric Olthwaite," "Whinfrey's Last Case," and "Curse of the Claw")

  • distributed by CBS/Fox Video (1986), 3755, 92 minutes

Even More Ripping Yarns (1976/1979)

(conceived, written, and performed by Michael Palin and Terry Jones; includes "Roger of the Raj," "Murder at Moorstones Manor," and "Across the Andes by Frog")

  • distributed by CBS/Fox Video (1986), 3756 (ISBN 8616-23756-3), 90 minutes

Across The Andes By Frog (1976/1979)

  • distributed by Time Life Video (1980), ***, 27 minutes

The Curse Of The Claw (1976/1979)

  • distributed by Time Life Video (1980), ***, 27 minutes

Escape From Stalag Luft 112B (1976/1979)

  • distributed by Time Life Video (1980), ***, 27 minutes

Murder At Moorstones Manor (1976/1979)

  • distributed by Time Life Video (1980), ***, 27 minutes

The Testing Of Eric Olthwaite (1976/1979)

  • distributed by Time Life Video (1980), ***, 27 minutes

Tomkinson's Schooldays (1976/1979)

  • distributed by Time Life Video (1980), ***, 27 minutes

Jabberwocky (1977) (see Terry Gilliam)


The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) (see John Cleese)


The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982) (see Graham Chapman)


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


Labyrinth (1986)

(screenplay by Terry Jones; story of a young girl who is transported to a mystical labyrinth which she must navigate to save her baby brother)

  • Tri-Star Pictures / Henson Associates / Lucasfilm Ltd., distributed by Embassy Home Entertainment, 7666 (ISBN 1-55847-0107), 101 minutes

Inside The Labyrinth (1986)

(documentary on the making of "Labyrinth"; includes interviews with Terry Jones who wrote the screenplay)

  • distributed by Embassy Home Entertainment, 7675, 57 minutes

East Of The Moon (1987)

(Children's video based on stories by Terry Jones's "Fairy Tales"; includes "The Island of the Purple Fruit," "Some Day," "Boodle-Dum-Dee," and "The Fly-By-Night")

  • released by Virgin Video, VVC 533

East Of The Moon (1987)

(Children's video based on stories by Terry Jones's "Fairy Tales"; includes "An Old Fashioned Day in the Country," "Think Before You Speak," "The Witch and the Rainbow Cat," and "The Sea Tiger")

  • released by Virgin Video, VVC 534

Personal Services (1987)

(directed by Terry Jones; story of a woman, Christine Painter, who begins selling sexual favors to make money and eventually goes into business with her friends specializing in the sexual tastes of older men; based on the real-life story of Cynthia Payne who ran a house of ill repute in London)

  • Vestron Pictures - Zenith Productions, distributed by Vestron Video (1987), 5221 (ISBN 0-8051-0436-4), 104 minutes

Consuming Passions (1988)

(based on the play "Secrets" by Michael Palin and Terry Jones; film about a chocolate factory whose chocolates suddenly become very popular when three factory workers accidentally fall into the chocolate vat)

  • Samuel Goldwyn Company/Euston Films Ltd., distributed by Virgin Vision, 70070, 98 minutes

Erik the Viking (1989)

(written and directed by Terry Jones; stars Terry Jones as "King Arnulf" and John Cleese as "Halfdan the Black" in this tale about Erik the Viking who goes to wake the gods of Valhalla to prevent the end of the world)

  • Orion Pictures / John Goldstone - Prominent Features, distributed by Orion Video, 8748, 104 minutes
  • Orion Pictures / John Goldstone - Prominent Features, distributed by *** (U.K.), 2201, 104 minutes

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Volume 6 (Barcelona 1917 / British East Africa 1909) (1992)

(part of the television series based on the popular Indiana Jones movies; the tenth episode episode in the series, "Barcelona 1917," was directed by Terry Jones; Terry Jones is also featured in the episode; Indy is sent to Spain where he joins up with Pablo Picasso and goes undercover in Diaghilev's Ballet Russes)

  • LucasFilm Ltd., distributed by CIC, VHR 2805 (U.K.), 88 minutes

The Young Ones: Bambi, Nasty, Time (1994)

(British comedy about four crazy college roommates; Terry Jones plays the role of a vicar in the "Nasty" episode)

  • BBC Video, BBCV 4426 (U.K.), 90 minutes
  • BBC Video, distributed by CBS/FOX Video, 8440 (ISBN 0-7939-8440-8) (U.S.), 101 minutes

The Complete Young Ones: Series 1 (19***)

(either series 1 or 2 features the "Nasty" episode)

  • BBC Television, distributed by BBC Video, BBCV 4788, *** minutes

The Complete Young Ones: Series 2 (19***)

(either series 1 or 2 features the "Nasty" episode)

  • BBC Television, distributed by BBC Video, BBCV 4789, *** minutes

Crusades Volume 1: Pilgrims In Arms (1994)

(Terry Jones hosts this documentary about the Crusades, filmed on location throughout Europe and the Middle East)

  • released by Arts & Entertainment Home Video (1995), AAE-13401 (ISBN 1-56501-506-1) (U.S.), 50 minutes

Crusades Volume 2: Jerusalem (1994)

(Terry Jones hosts this documentary about the Crusades, filmed on location throughout Europe and the Middle East)

  • released by Arts & Entertainment Home Video (1995), AAE-13402 (ISBN 1-56501-507-X) (U.S.), 50 minutes

Crusades Volume 3: Jihad (1994)

(Terry Jones hosts this documentary about the Crusades, filmed on location throughout Europe and the Middle East)

  • released by Arts & Entertainment Home Video (1995), AAE-13403 (ISBN 1-56501-508-8) (U.S.), 55 minutes

Crusades Volume 4: Destruction (1994)

(Terry Jones hosts this documentary about the Crusades, filmed on location throughout Europe and the Middle East)

  • released by Arts & Entertainment Home Video (1995), AAE-13404 (ISBN 1-56501-509-6) (U.S.), 55 minutes

Crusades (1994)

(complete boxed set of all four volumes; Terry Jones hosts this documentary about the Crusades, filmed on location throughout Europe and the Middle East)

  • released by Arts & Entertainment Home Video, AAE-13400 (ISBN 1-56501-505-3) (U.S.), 200 minutes

Comic Balls (1994) (see Graham Chapman)


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


The Wind In The Willows (1996)

(Terry Jones's live-action feature film based on Kenneth Grahame's classic novel; screenplay and directed by Terry Jones; starring Terry Jones as Toad, Eric Idle as Rat, Michael Palin as the Sun, and John Cleese as the Defence Counsel; this is the largest multi-Python effort since Monty Python's Meaning of Life; this film was not released on video in the United States but has been available in the United Kingdom and Australia)

  • BBC Television, distributed by BBC Video (PAL), BBCV 5361, *** minutes
  • Allied Films Limited, distributed by Pathé (PAL), G8876S, 84 minutes
  • Allied Films Limited, distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video (PAL), CST 26116, 87 minutes

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

(the U.S. release of Terry Jones's "The Wind in the Willows;" Disney/Buena Vista Home Video had intended to release this on laserdisc on September 3, 1997, but canceled the release, suspecting that the U.S. market was not big enough for another retelling of Kenneth Grahame's "Wind in the Willows;" the film was in limited release in U.S. theaters and continues to tour the film festival circuit; there are rumors that the film may still be released on home video in the United States in December 1998)

  • Disney Pictures, distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, 11342AS (laserdisc), 88 minutes Disney
  • Pictures, distributed by Walt Disney Home Video (VHS), (ISBN 6304501692), ** minutes

The Very Best Of The Young Ones (19***)

(not sure if this version includes Terry Jones in the "Nasty" episode)

  • BBC Television, distributed by BBC Video, BBCV 5361, *** minutes