Monty Python-Flying Circus Complete Collection (1969) - This item has Sold Out!
|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.
"...at 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 NoteIt 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.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Complete Series - DVD Reviews
By: Bill Gibron filmcritic.com 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 yes....read the full review|
British Academy Awards (1973)
|Ian MacNaughton, Winner, Best Light Entertainment Programme|
|Monty Python, Nominee, Best Light Entertainment Performance|
British Academy Awards (1970)
|John Cleese, Nominee, Best Light Entertainment Performance|
|Monty Python's Flying Circus, Nominee, Best Script|
|Monty Python's Flying Circus, Winner, Special Award - For the production, writing & performances|
|Terry Gilliam, Winner, Special Award - For the graphics|