It’s been 40 years since the bizarre genius of Monty Python and the Holy Grail was unleashed on the world. The strange story of King Arthur’s hunt for the legendary Holy Grail is now an iconic part of the popular culture, and it’s impossible to think of it being any different than it is. But to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film, we’ve been given a peek at what could have been, with 14 full minutes of never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the cut.
The clip was released on Youtube, and it features commentary by director Terry Gilliam. He goes back and forth between actually sharing real insight into the making of the film and total facetious weirdness.
When a cut animation featuring a giant dude with no body shows up on the screen, Gilliam says, “If we had kept this in the film, it would have been a great success. We wouldn’t be selling Blu-Rays.”
Yes, if only Monty Python and the Holy Grail had been a success! We kid, we kid.
OK, now it’s time to geek out on the previously unreleased footage:
(Image via Python Pictures/CBS)