Release Year: 1975
Costume Designer: Hazel Pethig
Who vs. Who: The Black Knight (John Cleese) vs. Green Knight (Terry Gilliam)
The Monty Python troop's brilliant send-up of the King Arthur legend went to painstaking measures to capture the spirit of Medieval times. Hence, the armor suits look precisely authentic, particularly the Black Knight's menacing black ensemble (the horses didn't fare as well). A magnificent series of brutal dismemberment rips the sixth century attire into bloody sections, but that was par for the course back in the sword-and-shield days. They weren't exactly playing Parcheesi all day long. But no big deal, it's just a flesh wound.