Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Criterion Collection Edition #37

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.

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Time Bandits
  • Time Bandits

    Directed by Terry Gilliam • 1981 • United Kingdom

    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)...

Extras

  • TIME BANDITS Commentary

    Recorded in 1997, this audio commentary features director Terry Gilliam, coscreenwriter and actor Michael Palin, and actors John Cleese, David Warner, and Craig Warnock.

  • Creating the Worlds of TIME BANDITS

    This 2014 piece, narrated by film writer David Morgan, features production designer Milly Burns and costume designer James Acheson discussing how they created the various historical periods and fantasy worlds featured in TIME BANDITS.

  • Terry Gilliam and Peter von Bagh, 1998

    This conversation between director Terry Gilliam and film scholar Peter von Bagh was recorded at the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Finland, in 1998.