So, the other day I came downstairs to find my 5 year old lad watching Monty Python. 'The Life of Brian' no less. Oh dear. Luckily, Mum was upstairs too and had no idea that her little angel was wetting himself laughing at something he really shouldn't be watching just yet. I quickly turned it off, much to his protestations. I got thinking though, chip off the old block that he is, is bound to like 'Time Bandits' then. So, just treated us to it and thought I'd share for any others who criminally are missing this from their DVD collection.
Who are the Time Bandits? Where do they come from and how much do they cost? They are timeless yet always late; immortal; yet destructible; capable of intergalactic, inter-cosmic travel, yet unable to tie their own shoelaces. Six cheeky dwarves steal a precious map showing a series of time holes scattered across the universe enabling them to travel back in time. Whilst visiting the past, they cause havoc and rob famous historical figures of their riches in the process. Watching from afar is the Evil Genius, who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their map for his own evil purpose. With 11 year old Kevin in tow, a great time travelling adventure ensues, full of superb make believe characters and very famous faces!
Audio Commentary from Director Terry Gilliam, Co-Writer/Actor Michael Palin and Actors John Cleese, David Warner and Craig Warnock Biographies: Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, David Rappaport and Sean Connery Trailer Film Notes Dream Facts Production Photo Gallery Missing Story Board Scene Story Board Extracts Interview with Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin Scrapbook Hidden Spiderwoman Story Board and Photo with Script Original Treatment Chris Kellys 1981 Clapperboard Interview with Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin