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Time Bandits DVD
Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy

Time Bandits

Time Bandits was re-released in August 2013

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 The film that established Terry Gilliam as more than just Monty Python’s resident animator, this delightfully inventive children’s fantasy is about young Kevin (Craig Warnock) who finds himself travelling through holes in the space-time continuum in the company of half a dozen fractious dwarfs. 

Along the way, he encounters Agamemnon (Sean Connery), Robin Hood (John Cleese), Napoleon (Ian Holm) and winds up as a passenger on the Titanic, although not necessarily in that order. But is this just random entertainment laid on for history fan Kevin’s benefit, or part of a wider struggle between the forces of good (Ralph Richardson) and evil (David Warner)?

At the time, this was a rare example of a small-budget British film successfully taking on American blockbusters. Now, it's a much-loved fantasy classic bursting with inspired images and ideas: Gilliam and co-writer Michael Palin (who also appears) are clearly enjoying themselves as much as their audience. 

Production Year: 1981
Region Code: 2
UK Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 116
Number of Discs: 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: 2.0 stereo/5.1 surround
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour: Colour
Director Terry Gilliam
Cast Sean Connery
Cast Shelley Duvall
Cast John Cleese
Cast Ian Holm
Cast Michael Palin
Cast David Warner
Cast David Rappaport
Cast Ralph Richardson
Cast Kenny Baker
  • Brand new 2k-resolution restoration of the film from the original camera negative, approved by director and co-writer Terry Gilliam
  • Original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Dolby Surround options
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Original Trailer
  • Restoration Demonstration

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