After doing a search on ‘python grail’, I got several threads from 10 years ago, but none of them dealt with one of the odder parts of the movie.
Obviously, the budget constraints of the time led to the wonderful silliness of actors pretending to ride horses while actually clacking coconuts together and then altering their gaits to something approximating a skip. Apparently the abrupt ending was also due to either running out of money or ideas.
My fiancee and I watched it last night. It was her first time. She loved it, but we started talking about how the police were there in the same mythical landscape that is inhabited by vorpal bunnies and a chasm of doom. Our best guess (fan-wank, I suppose) was that this entire story was actually of a bunch of guys playing a live action role play (LARP) game or what we call ‘cosplay’ these days.
What do y’all, the unwashed teeming hordes think about this conjecture?