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. DIRECTOR-APPROVED TWO-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • 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 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 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 • PLUS: An essay by critic and author Michael Koresky
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