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20 Films That Went From Bombs to Beloved

Not every cinematic bomb remains forgettable. Sometimes, a failure is just a gemstone in disguise that will only reveal itself well past the release date.

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Death Tripping Tibetan Style With Gaspar Noé's 'Enter the Void'

Reaching for the ultimate psychedelic experience, director Gaspar Noé found The Tibetan Book of the Dead, but did he know what he found when he crafted Enter the Void?

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40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

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'Time Bandits' Gets Darker With the Viewer's Age

Watching Time Bandits as an adult isn't a letdown by any means, but It's not the wonder-filled experience of youth, either.

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Dissident Imagination: The Relentless Persecution of Terry Gilliam

The release of The Zero Theorem provides yet another opportunity to appreciate Terry Gilliam's untrammelled genius. Yet some would prefer his towering talents were cut down to size.

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'don't take it personally': Identity Performance and Surveillance Culture

Christine Love captures the impulsive, shortsighted character of adolescence phenomenally well here, including the reproduction of all the expectations and sex-obsessed attitudes our mass media have thrust upon these kids.

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The Secret Policeman’s Balls

The seemingly smutty and initially baffling title is the collective moniker for a series of Amnesty International benefit concerts, held in London.

Emma Simmonds
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The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset

The Python legacy is like the Python treatment of death: vast, ridiculous, constant.

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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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Full Frame 3: The Bad, the Ugly, the Cute and the Delicious

Subversive behavior is encouraged, girl-watching is indulged, Hunter S. Thompson gets some respect, and the pig-out at the wrap-up Awards Barbeque begins.

Kevin Greer, Jyllian Gunther, and Isaac Miller
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The Personal Best of Monty Pythons Flying Circus

A nostalgia-tinged scrapbook satisfying to only the most ardent of collectors.

Sean O’Neal
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)

'This is why I love DVDs,' says Terry Gilliam. 'I can completely destroy the illusion of my film.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Monty Python's Flying Circus: 16 Ton Megaset Collection

In the heavenly hierarchy of humor, Monty Python's Flying Circus is God. Its four-year run on the BBC resulted in 45 stellar examples of superior sketch comedy.

Bill Gibron
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Monty Python's Flying Circus - Eric Idle's Personal Best

Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.

Scott Carlson
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Will worries out loud, 'Nothing makes sense here, it's like being inside Jake's head.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

This time around, Life of Brian might be seen for what it is: an icon of irreverent comic brilliance.

Bill Gibron
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The extras in this two-disc set are ample and appropriately Python-y.

Jesse Hassenger
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Lost in La Mancha (2002)

What will most surely whet fans' appetites are the DVD's two 50-minute interviews with Terry Gilliam.

Stephen Tropiano
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Lost in La Mancha (2002)

Even in the midst of chaos and catastrophe, Gilliam's drive to create fantastic worlds can be as damning, and as appealing, as Quixote's.

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
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