Scott Marks 12:30 p.m., July 26
An almost unexportable English comedy, one which takes its pleasure in the common schoolboy practice of fantasizing about the pigpen conditions of life in the oldendays. Even for viewers who've received a proper English education in Arthurian legends, it is probably not awfully intelligible. In the slough of messy atmospherics and murky lighting, you have to fish around for the jokes; and what you dredge up, oftener than not, is a handful of garbage, dung, or gore. The funniest bits have to do with a countryside-terrorizing dragon which has sprung out of a bottom-drawer Japanese monster movie. Starring Michael Palin and directed by Terry Gilliam, both of the Monty Python group. 1977.