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Monty Python's And Now For Something Completely Different

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The Best Of Monty Python's Flying Circus!

England was such a proper place - until the day the Python arrived. Monty Python, that is, a Flying Circus that slithered up the funnybone of an entire nation and gave it fits of laughter. Here's Monty Python's first feature film - a hilarious collection of their very best twits, skits and bits from their popular TV series. There's "Hell's Grannies" and "The Cannibal Baby Strollers," "The Dead Parrot" routine (he's just resting!) and valuable tips on how to defend yourself against an attacker armed with a piece of fruit. And who will ever forget "The Lumberjack Song" ("I cut down trees, I wear high heels, suspenders and a bra...")?
And, of course, plenty of zany Monty Python animation. Absolutely the silliest stuff since the day Ernest Scribbler wrote the world's funniest joke and died (croak!) laughing.

Details

Country:United States
Year:1971
Format:DVD
Barcode:043396012394
Region: 
Released:3rd August 1999
Discs:1 disc
Runtime:87 minutes
MSRP:19.94 (USD)
Studio:Columbia/Tri-Star
Genre:Unknown
Rating:

Subtitles

English, French, Spanish

Audio

EnglishDolby Surround2.0

Video

480p16:9/4:31.78:1Anamorphic WidescreenNTSCColourAlso Contains A 4:3/1.33:1 Version On Side B

Features

Booklet, Cast/Crew Filmographies (Featured cover is original release, newer release deletes FullFrame side).

Reviews

"Python's Motion Picture Debut & It's A Greatest Hits To Boot! " by RedSabbath on 10th March 2010

Made between the second and third season of their original TV series "Flying Circus" (probably to introduce Americans to the show), this is basically a re-do of Python's best early sketches of the first two seasons only. It's almost exactly like watching them from the series but recreated & newly connected together just without some being taped in a studio or without any audience reaction. All of your big favorites are here, and they still hold up today (okay, the "tape recorder up the nose" is old hat). I enjoy this movie because sometimes watching Python all the way through can get tiresome because most bits work but some don't in between. They truly picked a greatest hits package to represent here (be it Seasons Three and Four did have a few gems itselves. Sorry, no fish-slapping dance here). A decent motion picture start to what ended up being only four great classic films, a nice alternative to digging through all the shows just to sing the Lumberjack Song or returning a dead parrot.

And now for something just for us DVD collectors: I noticed that Sony/Columbia re-released this title in 2004 with a new Red cover with on back saying "Remastered In High Definition". But buyer beware, because the original 1999 Blue cover version with a Flipper disc inside with both the Fullscreen and anamorphic Widescreen is the SAME disc that's inside the Red, just now minus the fullframe replaced with a disc picture. There is absolutely NO difference between the two's widescreen presentation, no new remastering, menus or extras. The only real difference is the price, because I picked up the blue cover at a clearance store new unopened for only $3, but the red now goes for $14.99 or higher. And it offers even less than the '99 original. Misleading and wrong, Sony got me the same way with their one-disc reissue of The Fifth Element (boo!). But don't let that discourage you from buying this movie regardless of cover, it's worth it at any price (cheaper prefered of course!).

(RedSabbath Rating:8.5/10)

Submitted by dvdcount on 6th November 2008
Last updated by RedSabbath on 10th April 2009 at 1:37pm (update history)
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