The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen: The Criterion Collection (1988)
Wednesday 7th December 2022
The boundless imagination of Terry Gilliam (Brazil) yields a dazzling fantasy of epic proportions as The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen is given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 30th January 20233 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Inspired by the extravagant exploits of the fabled Baron Munchausen, this spectacle-born of a famously turbulent production-follows the whimsical eighteenth-century nobleman (John Neville; The X-Files) as he embarks on an outlandish quest that takes him from faraway lands to the moon to the belly of a sea monster and beyond, meanwhile waging battle against a vengeful sultan and the tyranny of logic.
Packed frame to frame with special effects, mischievous wit, and colourful performances-including a young Sarah Polley (The Sweet Hereafter) as the Baron's no-nonsense sidekick- the Oscar-nominated The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a lavish celebration of the triumph of make-believe over reality.
- New 4K digital restoration, approved by writer-director Terry Gilliam, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring Gilliam and his co-screenwriter, Charles McKeown Documentary on the making of the film
- New video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns about the history of the Baron Munchausen character
- Behind-the-scenes footage of the film's special effects, narrated by Gilliam
- Deleted scenes with commentary by Gilliam
- Storyboards for unfilmed scenes, narrated by Gilliam and McKeown
- Original marketing materials including a trailer and electronic-press-kit featurettes, as well as preview cards and advertising proposals read by Gilliam
- Miracle of Flight (1974), an animated short film by Gilliam
- Episode of The South Bank Show from 1991 on Gilliam
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- An essay by critic and author Michael Koresky
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.