Even though it was 1975, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was standing in line at the Esquire Theatre in Dallas for the ‘world premiere’ of this unknown film called Monty Python and the Holy Grail. After about an hour in line, they handed each of us coconuts and moved us inside. As we really had no clue as to what the film was about, we just knew it was from the brilliant minds of Monty Python so it would definitely be worth the wait. Fortunately, it only took about 5 minutes before we understood the importance and meaning of getting a coconut as a parting gift for attending the premiere.
Along those lines, imagine what it would be like if this unknown film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, was released today and some person tucked away in some remote movie promo trailer department had to cut the trailer for the film and had no idea it was a comedy. Thankfully, Stéphane Bouley has done just that, creating a trailer that sells the film as a tragic, yet epic blockbuster worthy of making far more than the original film grossed back in the mid-70’s.
Happy 40th to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. To celebrate, members of the comedy troupe will attend at 40th anniversary screening as part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film will screen at the Beacon Theater on Friday, April 24. Your going to need more than a coconut to get in so don’t forget to get your tickets when they go on sale March 31. #TBT