Terry Gilliam’s “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” arrives on Criterion 4K Ultra HD – Jan. 3

Updated: Oct 19


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THE CRITERION COLLECTION will release Terry Gilliam’s 1980’s dazzling fantasy “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on January 3, 2023.


Inspired by the extravagant exploits of the fabled Baron Munchausen, this spectacle—born of a famously turbulent production—follows the whimsical eighteenth-century nobleman (John Neville) as he embarks on an outlandish quest that takes him from faraway lands to the moon to the belly of a sea monster and beyond, meanwhile waging battle against a vengeful sultan and the tyranny of logic. Packed frame to frame with special effects, mischievous wit, and colorful performances—including a young Sarah Polley as the Baron’s no-nonsense sidekick—the Oscar-nominated “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” is a lavish celebration of the triumph of make-believe over reality.





EXTRAS

Commentary featuring Gilliam and his coscreenwriter, Charles McKeown

Documentary on the making of the film

New video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns about the history of the Baron Munchausen character

Behind-the-scenes footage of the film’s special effects, narrated by Gilliam

Deleted scenes with commentary by Gilliam

Storyboards for unfilmed scenes, narrated by Gilliam and McKeown

Original marketing materials including a trailer and electronic-press-kit featurettes, as well as preview cards and advertising proposals read by Gilliam

Miracle of Flight (1974), an animated short film by Gilliam

Episode of The South Bank Show from 1991 on Gilliam

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: An essay by critic and author Michael Koresky




SPECS

Video – 4K restoration (1.85:1 aspect ratio) by approved writer-director Terry Gilliam and will feature HDR10 and Dolby Vision grading


Audio – Six-channel DTS-HD Master soundtrack

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