The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 4K 01/10/23
Terry Gilliam’s grandest, most joyful fantasy is still a marvel, a fully adult adventure that will spark younger imaginations as well. Creative tricks and eye-popping Italo designs bring us a magical, satirical world of absurd wars, sultan’s hareems and a flight of fancy to the moon. John Neville’s ideal Baron is abetted by spunky Sarah Polley and a gallery of winning characterizations, from Eric Idle, Oliver Reed, Jonathan Pryce, Uma Thurman, Jack Purvis, Robin Williams, Valentina Cortese, Sting. So what if the Baron is history’s most notorious liar: we understand his complaint when performing a technically preposterous trip through outer space: “This is PRECISELY the sort of thing nobody EVER believes.” On 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.