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Sku: 209083732
UPC: 733961145540
UPC 14: 00733961145540
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WARNING: TOXIC JOCULARITY ENCLOSED. Inside this decorative carton lurk four seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus, two new-to-DVD documentaries, two Monty Python Live performances, and six Personal Best compilations. The whole great mess--Spam tins, parrot carcasses, blancmanges, and all--has been safely digitized, compressed into microscopic "funny bits," pressed onto 21 shiny discs, and sealed within this whimsy-proof receptacle.

SO DON'T OPEN IT! All right, if you must. But beware: there's new material you can't repeat verbatim (yet). Before the Flying Circus employs rare vintage footage to explore the influences that shaped six young lunatics into the world's most innovative comedy troupe, while Monty Python Conquers America documents their tremendous, yet astonishingly unlikely, American success. The six Personal Best collections present the best sketches and songs, as selected, arranged, and hosted by the individual Pythons themselves. And, of course, Monty Python Live shows what happens when absurd TV sketches are inflicted on live audiences. Now stop reading and put a disc in your DVD machine. This bloody box of buffoonery can't watch itself.

"Without the boys from Britain, we might not have SCTV, The Kids in the Hall, or the still-running-strong Saturday Night Live.
" turns silly, bawdy, slapstick, tasteless, bizarre, and thoroughly British.  Nicholas Sylvain, DVD Verdict
"In the heavenly hierarchy of humor, Monty Python's Flying Circus is God.  PopMatters
"...a wild blast of off-the-wall humor that is surprisingly potent and highly recommended...  Preston Jones, DVD Talk
"They cover the full spectrum of comedy, everything from the extremely intellectual to the extremely rude and primordial...  The Movie Hooligan

Editor's Note
It seems impossible that the monumental, rambunctious comedy of MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS could be contained in a single set, but it's all here: the cheese shop, Atilla the Nun, the dead parrot, and even the fish-slapping dance. In one fell swoop, fans can trace the troupe's Absurdist arcs, and revel in the inimitable talents of Cleese, Palin, Jones, Idle, Chapman, and Gilliam, collectively the most celebrated sketch comics of the modern era. This more-than-complete collection includes every single episode from the legendary show's four-year run on the BBC, as well as four additional performances and rarities: LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, MONTY PYTHON LIVE AT ASPEN, PARROT SKETCH NOT INCLUDED, and MONTY PYTHON'S FLIEGENDER ZIRKUS. For fans who crave a glorious death-blow of even more Python material, the set offers a "Pythonism" glossary and an art gallery of Terry Gilliam's animations.
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: A&E
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/18/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 2189 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1969
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 145540
Video UPC UPC: 00733961145540
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 20

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Complete Series - DVD Reviews
By: Bill Gibron DVD Reviews
Published on: 11/7/2008 4:31 PM
In the history of sketch comedy, Monty Python's Flying Circus stands as The Beatles of humor. Not only were members Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam geniuses at the short skit format, but they redefined the configuration and expanded its realm of possibilities. Celebrated like rock stars and elevated to the status of gods, such success begs the question: does the origin of this myth --- i.e. the TV show from several decades ago -- still hold up. The answer, without a doubt, is a resounding the full review
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Terry Jones
Video Cast Info Eric Idle
Video Cast Info Carol Cleveland
Video Cast Info Graham Chapman
Video Cast Info Terry Gilliam
Video Cast Info John Cleese
Video Cast Info Michael Palin


British Academy Awards (1973)
Video Award Name Ian MacNaughton, Winner, Best Light Entertainment Programme
   Video Award Name Monty Python, Nominee, Best Light Entertainment Performance

British Academy Awards (1970)
   Video Award Name John Cleese, Nominee, Best Light Entertainment Performance
   Video Award Name Monty Python's Flying Circus, Nominee, Best Script
Video Award Name Monty Python's Flying Circus, Winner, Special Award - For the production, writing & performances
Video Award Name Terry Gilliam, Winner, Special Award - For the graphics
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