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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
ID:
1989
Comments:
Director: Terry Gilliam
Screenplay: Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam, Gottfried August Bürger, Rudolph Erich Raspe
Producer: David Tomblin, Jake Eberts, Ray Cooper
Cast: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Charles McKeown
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 126
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: AC-3
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Japanese
Features:
Studio:  Sony Pictures DVD Region:  99 PG
DVD Release:  Apr 2008 Discs:  2 (DVD) [$14.94]
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Reviews:  Monty Python's Terry Gilliam ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") directs this wild, wild version of the stories of Baron Munchausen, pushing the limits of 1989 special effects technology to bring us such sights as a horse divided in half and running around in two parts, and a giant Robin Williams with his head flying off his shoulders. Basically, this is a treat for Gilliam fans, as the sustaining idea of the film runs out of steam, and manic energy alone keeps the momentum going. Casual viewers might find it tedious after awhile. There are nice parts for fellow Python Eric Idle, as well as Sting, Alison Steadman, and Uma Thurman as a dazzlingly beautiful Venus on a half-shell. Gilliam had greater artistic and commercial success with "Brazil", "The Fisher King", and "12 Monkeys". "--Tom Keogh"


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