Monicelli was considered one of Italy's Master Directors, helming 80 films
from the mid '40s to his death in November 2010 at age 95. This film is
long recognized as his masterpiece. And it was most likely the inspiration
for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The story deals with
a group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone,
who set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so they can take possession
of the fiefdom as an inheritance.
the years, this film has gained a certain reputation in the Cult Film
underground for containing horror-icon Barbara Steele's only nude scene.
Beyond that, however, Ms Steele is breathlessly good in what may be her
best performance. She shines brilliantly in the S&M fantasy sequence
where she and Brancaleone lash each other with whips.
Italian production with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), totally
uncut version (115 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include trailers.
for Mature Audiences