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Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Old 01-06-12, 07:28 AM
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Blu-ray.com indicates a 35th anniversary edition (perhaps a bit late?) of Monty Python and the Holy Grail is to be released on March 6.

"In March, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the 35th Anniversary Edition of Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Blu-ray. This classic comedy filters King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table's epic search for the Holy Grail through the absurdist sensibilities of the Monty Python's Flying Circus troupe.

"Far from a traditional hero's journey, the quest - as depicted in the film - shows Arthur (Graham Chapman, Monty Python's Life of Brian) beset at all turns by dangers such as cow-catapulting Frenchmen, the dreaded Knights who say Ni, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, and the beyond-tenacious Black Knight.

"Sony's Blu-ray/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in its 1.66:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio track. The disc also contains a number of bonus supplements, including:

Commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, plus general complaints and back-biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin
Join Michael Palin and Terry Jones in their special documentary The Quest For The Holy Grail Locations
Monty Python And The Holy Grail In Lego! feature
Japanese version
How To Use Your Coconuts (An Educational Film) feature
BBC Film Night feature
Terry Gilliam introduces his lost animation reel
Terry Jones introduces the outtakes
Meanwhile, King Arthur & Sir Bedevere... feature
Elephant & Castle feature
Run Away! feature
The Tale of Sir Robin feature
The Tale of Sir Lancelot feature
Three Mindless Sing-Alongs feature
Henry 4th feature
Cast directory photo gallery"
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Shocked it's taken this long, given the 57 releases it had on DVD.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

One of my most favorite films I might not upgrade from DVD...

Unless they decide to put the full Japanese audio track on there, lol. Still have my Criterion edition for that alone!
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k
Shocked it's taken this long, given the 57 releases it had on DVD.
True
Old 01-06-12, 11:39 AM
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Anything missing from the previous DVD releases? I don't see the trailer mentioned.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

In bonus Llama shaped packaging!!?!?!??
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Shrubbery!
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

I was hoping for a documentary on a majestic moose.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Originally Posted by Evil ASh
I was hoping for a documentary on a majestic moose.
A Mse once bit my sister...
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Very positive review from blu-ray.com. Was a bit miffed about one of the special features though...
Originally Posted by blu-ray.com
The Holy Book of Days Second Screen: This feature allows users to "experience the adventure of shooting Monty Python and the Holy Grail with The Holy Book of Days, the iPad app that re-creates the 28 days on location with never-before-seen outtakes, stills, original script, diaries, sketches, sounds, and much, much more." Users must download the app, ensure both the iPad and the Blu-ray players are wirelessly connected to the same WiFi network, and sync the devices through the iPad app. Unfortunately, it appears that the iPad app is unavailable for download at time of publication.
Jesus Christ, Sony, why make it so complicated? And not everyone has an iPad...just put it on the damn disc!
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k
Shocked it's taken this long, given the 57 releases it had on DVD.
And to think I have only three of them
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Those screenshots actually look... good. Surprising. I always thought this was shot on 16mm film found in the rubbish bin behind Tesco.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

yeah those screenshots convinced me to get this right away...plus it's cheap
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Can not wait.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Originally Posted by JayDerek
yeah those screenshots convinced me to get this right away...plus it's cheap
If there's any studio that can be counted on to do the best they can with whatever the film elements will allow, it's Sony. They try to reproduce the picture with fidelity to the source, whatever that source may be. I can honestly say I've never been seriously disappointed with a Sony catalog release. Wish I could say the same for all catalog BDs.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Eric Idle was on Craig Ferguson a few days ago and was very excited about the blu-ray release.

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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Originally Posted by Superdaddy
If there's any studio that can be counted on to do the best they can with whatever the film elements will allow, it's Sony. They try to reproduce the picture with fidelity to the source, whatever that source may be. I can honestly say I've never been seriously disappointed with a Sony catalog release. Wish I could say the same for all catalog BDs.
....I'd have to agree. They do a damn fine job.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Originally Posted by Superdaddy
I can honestly say I've never been seriously disappointed with a Sony catalog release.
The Thirteenth Floor. But that's nitpicking, and you're absolutely correct. If I were ranking 'em all, it'd be Sony at the top and Universal on the bottom.

Edit - oops, and Josh reminded me about Ghostbusters. Still, their overall hit-to-miss ratio is Best in Class.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Weird stuff going on with Idle's eyebrows.
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Split the Ghostbusters stuff off into the original thread.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Originally Posted by GreenVulture
Very positive review from blu-ray.com. Was a bit miffed about one of the special features though...

Jesus Christ, Sony, why make it so complicated? And not everyone has an iPad...
Silly boy, doncha know that pretty much the entire entertainment industry has bent over for the Apple insertion. Gee, if you haven't gulped your share of the kool-aid, well, ya just ain't with it.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Got mine today ($12.99 at BB) and look forward to giving it a spin tonight!
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They got rid of the Dentist on the Job opening.
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Re: Monty Python and the Holy Grail--3/6/2012 from Sony

Any comments on how the a/v quality compares to the DVD?

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