Rent The Meaning of Life (1983)

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1h 43min
Rent The Meaning of Life (aka Monty Python's: The Meaning of Life) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Those six pandemonium-mad Pythons are back with their craziest adventure ever! John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin have returned to explain 'The Meaning of Life'. These naughty Pythons offer the usual tasteful sketches involving favourite bodily parts and functions, the wonders of war, the miracle of birth and a special preview of what s waiting for us in Heaven. Nothing is too sacred for the probing Python crew. After seeing them in action, you'll never look at life in quite the same way again!
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John Goldstone
Narrated By:
Graham Chapman, Michael Palin
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Monty Python's: The Meaning of Life
Universal Pictures
British Films, Comedy, Music & Musicals

1983 Cannes Grand Prize

Release Date:
Run Time:
103 minutes
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS 5.1
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Eric Idle introduction
  • Insightful feature commentary with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam
  • Soundtrack For The Lonely: A Soundtrack For People Watching At Home Alone
  • Directors cut with 3 deleted scenes
  • The Meaning Of Making The Meaning of Life
  • Educational Tips To Prepare You For Life In The Real World
  • Un Film De John Cleese: a new trailer for the John Cleese version of the film
  • Remastering A Masterpiece: How To Revive An Old Master
  • Song And Dance: featurette about 2 of the films musical numbers
  • Songs Unsung: alternate versions of the original songs
  • In Your Face Promotional Material: Selling The Meaning of Life
  • Virtual Reunion: The Pythons Together Again
  • What Fish Think: Go Into The Minds Of Fish
  • The Snipped Bits: Deleted Scenes
  • DVD ROM: Screenplay, Lost Scenes, Song Sheets, Fat Recipes
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features
Release Date:
Run Time:
107 minutes
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Hour Long 'The Meaning of Monty Python' 30th Anniversary Reunion
  • Eric Idle Introduction
  • Hilarious Feature Commentary with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam
  • The Snipped Bits: 7 Deleted Scenes
  • Selling 'The Meaning of Life': In Your Face Promotional Material
  • Song and Dance Featurette
  • Alternate Versions of Songs
  • Promotional Material
  • And Much More!

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Reviews (2) of The Meaning of Life

Parson's Egg - The Meaning of Life review by JD

Spoiler Alert

Some sketches have me in tears after 10 times of watching them. Mr Creosote, the grim reaper, sex education and every sperm is sacred for me will never be bettered for silliness. Some sketches are limp and were never funny. If you are new to Python they were revolutionary satirical 40 years ago. Their mad, innovative style was ground breaking. Now, seen after so much comedy revolution, they are dated, the acting is poor and the direction worse but the material good fun and very silly. If however you are not new to Python you don't need a review. The awesome silliness is rarely surpassed especially now the BBC have destroyed Spike Milligan's output.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Classic Python - The Meaning of Life review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert

Do not look at this film if you are offended by nudity, sex senes and if you get upset about jokes against the church. But if you like Monty Python then go for it. This disc has a bonus short film on it called The Crimson Pirate, very funny.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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