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History of the World Part 1 [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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Mel Brooks's 1981, three-part comedy--set in the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, and the French Revolution--is pure guilty pleasure. Narrated by Orson Welles and featuring a lot of famous faces in guest appearances (beyond the official cast), the film opens well with Sid Caesar playing a caveman, then moves along to the unlikely but somehow hilarious juxtaposition of Caesar's soldiers (the other Caesar, not Sid) with pot humour, and ends on a dumb-funny note in the French bloodbath. This is a take-it-or-leave-it movie, and it works best if you're in a take-it-or-leave-it mood. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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DO NOT LOOK FOR DEEP MEANING THIS IS ALL ABOUT A GOOD BELLY LAUGH AND THE JOY OF SEEING SOME OF THE MOST GIFTED ENTERTAINERS EVER; PERFORMING, IS A JOY. NOT TO SAY THAT YOU WILL NOT FIND SOME SENSE OF VALUE IN THE FILM AS IT RIDICULES WORLD HISTORICAL EVENTS IN A WAY THAT EQUALS MONTY PYTHON.
SOME MAY SPOT ALL THE DOUBLE MEANINGS FIRST TIME AROUND BUT EVEN THOUGH MY CHILDREN COULD ALMOST DO THE FILM WORD FOR WORD I STILL FOUND ONE I MISSED ON THE FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH ETC. VIEWING AND MARCUS VINDICTUS EYEBROWS ARE ALMOST AS GOOD AS HUGH CRUMMOND (SEE LINK)Bullshot [DVD] 
Now Im older and have purchased and watched again, I understand it haha, and its alot more funny.
It is genuinely funny, with brilliant performances from Spike Milligan and of course Mel Brooks himself.
Sometimes the bad puns are GENUINELY bad. And, inevitably, some historical periods work better than others. But this is one of Brooks' finest films, and deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Young Frankenstein'. Compulsory viewing for anyone who likes their history sardonic, childish and very, very funny.
This film starts at the begining of man and runs through to the French revolution in such a way that shows an unrivelled paradoy which only Mel Brooks and his cast can pull off.
You should watch this film if only to find out how Mosses turned the 15 commandments to 10 and the truth behind the parting of the Red Sea.
All in all a cracking night in!
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