Blu-ray, DVD Release: Jabberwocky

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 21, 2017
Price: DVD $19.59, Blu-ray $25.99
Studio: Criterion

Amid the filth and muck of England in the Dark Ages, a fearsome dragon stalks the land, casting a shadow of terror upon the kingdom of Bruno the Questionable in the 1977 comedic fantasy Jabberwocky.

Who should emerge as the town’s only possible savior but Dennis Cooper (Michael Palin, Time Bandits), an endearingly witless bumpkin who stumbles onto the scene and is flung into the role of brave knight?

Terry Gilliam’s (Brazil) first outing as a solo director – inspired by Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky” and made on the heels of Gilliam’s success as a member of the iconic comedy troupe Monty Python – showcases his delight in comic nonsense, with a cast chock-full of beloved British character actors.

A giddy romp through blood and excrement, this fantasy remains one of the filmmaker’s most uproarious visions of society run amok.

Criterion’s director-approved Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film include the following:

* New 4K digital transfer from a restoration by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation, approved by director Terry Gilliam
* 5.1 surround mix, supervised by Gilliam and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
* Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Gilliam and actor Michael Palin
* New documentary on the making of the film, featuring Gilliam, producer Sandy Lieberson, Palin, and actor Annette Badland
* New interview with Valerie Charlton, designer of the Jabberwock, featuring her collection of rare behind-the-scenes photographs
* Selection of Gilliam’s storyboards and sketches
* An essay by critic Scott Tobias

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.