Terry Gilliam’s TIME BANDITS June 29th

On Criterion Channel June 29th

In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)–but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and his Monty Python cohort Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire of technology gone awry.

BONUS FEATURES: An audio commentary featuring members of the cast and crew, a program on the film’s various historical periods and fantasy worlds, a conversation between Terry Gilliam and film scholar Peter von Bagh, and more.

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