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The Secret of the Sword

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Screenshot Saturday: Jabberwocky (Criterion Collection)

Studio: Criterion

Release Date: April 15th, 1977 (theatrical) / November 21st, 2017 (blu-ray)

Run Time 105 mins

Region Code: REGION A (locked)

Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 Aspect Ratio)

Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Starring: Michael Palin,  Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier

Written by Terry Gilliam and Charles Alverson

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Rating: PG (comic violence and gore, brief nudity)

Welcome back for another Screenshot Saturday! Today we are looking at Terry Gilliam's solo directorial debut, Jabberwocky. Released in 1977, Jabberwocky contains much of what Gilliam would adopt as his style. There is no denying that when you watch Jabberwocky, even if you didn't know who directed it beforehand, you would instantly know that it is a Terry Gilliam film.

The screenshots today are from the Criterion Collection blu-ray release of the film that was released in late 2017.


weird tree in the middle of the forest

man's body after tussling with the Jabberywocky

michael palin plays a happy boy

palin tires to make his old man proud of him

close up

man tries to eat and read at the same time.

the bring out yer dead scene but with sadists

knight dies painful, yet funny way


man acts like nun to get around a drunk

knights play hide and seek

that's it. a donkey


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