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Old 08-26-07, 12:47 PM
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Life of Brian Special Edition 11.06.2007

According to various sites, a new special edition is in the works for this Monty Python classic...Extras are yet to be revealed, but here's the artwork..

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...of-brian2.html
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I'll stick with my Criterion until this is available for less than $10
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The Criterion is anamorphic so I am in no rush. However, a decent quality Blu-ray version could get me to double dip.
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I'll wait to see how the extras compares with the Criterion before I decide to buy this edition.
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Originally Posted by darkside
The Criterion is anamorphic so I am in no rush. However, a decent quality Blu-ray version could get me to double dip.
According to the link above, this new edition is also being released on Blu-ray.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
According to the link above, this new edition is also being released on Blu-ray.
Meaning of Life from Universal was pretty terrible. If Sony can do a better job cleaning up this one for Blu-ray I'll buy in. I'm not expecting perfection, but Meaning of Life was among the worst HD transfers I have seen.

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I've got the Criterion release, so I'll see how this release compares first before buying.
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Does this mean that the Criterion will go out of print?
Old 08-27-07, 12:21 AM
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I will also await more news on the extras before committing to purchase this version (already have Criterion version).
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I've been thinking of upgrading my less-than-spectacular Anchor Bay edition - I'll get either this or the Criterion depending on reviews.

What a great film...
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One of the funniest movies ever. I'm in.
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Frickin awesome. I knew I was putting off the criterion edition for a good reason.
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The only piece of Python I don't own. I was never a huge fan of this one but a decent release with some good extras will get me to finally pick this up.
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I'll get it. It will likely run about $14.99 and for an hour-long documentary that's not bad. Plus in any case Sony will probably be able to muster a slightly better transfer -- I know the Criterion's problems are probably all film-related, but it has been several years since Criterion's disc and restoration/mastering has probably improved.
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Cool, I've wanted to replace my (stolen) CC version. This should be the way.
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I already have the Crietion but I am picking up the Blu-Ray version
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One of the best movies ever....but I will pass unless it comes out on HD-DVD.
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Originally Posted by porieux
One of the best movies ever....but I will pass unless it comes out on HD-DVD.
It won't happen so buy the Blu-Ray
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Blu-Ray will do me no good with nothing to play it on.
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Originally Posted by porieux
Blu-Ray will do me no good with nothing to play it on.
Go buy Blu-Ray player
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I not want buy Blu-Ray player.
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Originally Posted by porieux
I not want buy Blu-Ray player.
Why not?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
According to the link above, this new edition is also being released on Blu-ray.
in little itty bitty lettering
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Originally Posted by chase3001
Does this mean that the Criterion will go out of print?
This is a good question - not to interrupt the "go buy a Blu-ray" banter that seems to have moderately hijacked the thread...
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the link states the extras as:

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a new special edition of Monty Python's Life of Brian which stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. The two-disc release will be available to own from the 6th November, and should retail at around $24.96.

Extras will include
- a commentary with Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle & Terry Jones
- a second commentary with John Cleese & Michael Palin
- an hour-long The Story of Brian documentary
- The Readthrough (an original illustrated 110 minute recording by The Pythons of their early screenplay in progress).
- Completing the package will be four illustrated vintage theatrical radio ads featuring the voices of Mrs. Cleese, Mrs. Idle, Mrs. Gilliam and Michael Palin’s dentist
- and deleted scenes (“Shepherds” (digitally enhanced), “Pilate’s Wife”, “Otto”, “The Sign that is the Sign”, and “Souvenir Salesman”)

Criterion extras:

- Commentary Track with Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones
- Commentary Track with John Cleese and Michael Palin
- 50-minute documentary film The Pythons, shot on location during the making of Life of Brian
- Four British Radio Ads
- Deleted Scenes with Commentary
- Theatrical Trailer

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