The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Edition no. 1166

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The boundless imagination of Terry Gilliam yields a dazzling fantasy of epic proportions. 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) 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 colorful performances—including a young Sarah Polley 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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 2 Discs |  BD-50
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Supplements

  • Audio commentary featuring Terry Gilliam and his coscreenwriter, 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 Terry Gilliam
  • Storyboards for unfilmed scenes, narrated by Terry Gilliam and Charles 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
  • An essay by critic and author Michael Koresky

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