Monty Python's 50th anniversary plans

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  1. Raf

    Raf Senior Member Thread Starter

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    I wonder if "fully restored 'Flying Circus'" means excised bits like the "Jesus crucified on a telephone pole" image and "Party Political Broadcast (Choreographed)" will be put back where they originally were in the episodes. I doubt it, but one can hope.
     
  2. Raf

    Raf Senior Member Thread Starter

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  3. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    On the actual anniversary day, 5th October, the first official Monty Python Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Gumbys’ will take place at an iconic London venue. We’re asking everyone who’s interested in taking part to join the official Facebook group for the event here.
    Read more at We're Turning 50!

    Splendid!
     
  4. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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  5. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    I wonder if the audio of Graham's masturbation gag still exists.
     
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  6. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    I have already flying circus and almost everything on the list.
    I fine with mastering.. I'm not eager to repurchase things again from them
    As many times of reissues for there movies especially the holy grail..
    We all know it's cash grab.. and john cleese is in house counting his money.
     
  7. Paul C

    Paul C Forum Resident

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    According to Cleese, it’s his ex-wives (and their lawyers) who are counting his money.
     
  8. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    I want Flying Circus on BD, but I am a bit afraid of what it will cost.
     
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  9. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Then John Cleese.. should have shirt on his knees begging for money
    I would buy that.:D
     
  10. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    I'm all over this! My brain hurts just thinking about it!
     
  11. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    I seem to remember it was on one of the LPs, so it surely exists in some form.
     
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  12. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    I do too although I'm somewhat skeptical about how much blu-ray will improve the picture.
     
  13. cloggedmind

    cloggedmind Forum Resident

    I'm just not a fan of the changes that were made in that last Region 2 set.
    The episode survives intact as well as in edited form.
     
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  14. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    True. Twilight Zone on Blu-Ray is awesome, so there is hope.
     
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  15. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    But was that on film or video tape?
     
  16. octophone

    octophone fit and working again

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    "He's let himself down on the hobbies, golf's not very popular 'round here..." :biglaugh:
     
  17. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    I saw them live in the mid 70's. an experience I won't soon forget. same shows used for the live at city center release.
     
  18. The Hud

    The Hud Where The Demons Dwell

    I have no idea.
     
  19. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Forum Resident

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    That was on very well preserved 35 B&W film for all but a few video tape shows
    Python had to be pulled from the trash,and other then the first season looks
    Mostly like crap
    No sure what magic they can do,maybe they can not have that cut Book at Bedtime
    episode that A&E kept reissuing
     
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  20. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Forum Resident

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    Also this seems to be a UK release?
     
  21. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    I still have the whole series on mail order VHS.
     
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  22. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Looking forward to the special 50th Anniversary audio presentation...


    You are...Polly, dead parrot...?
    I am.

    CACAPHONY ENSUES: general mayhem,clubbing, stabbing, gasping and shouting parrot, crashing chairs and buckets, into:
    BACKGROUND MUSIC: in, and under.
    Episode Two of The Death Of Polly Parrot can be heard on Radio 4 almost immediately
    BACKGROUND MUSIC: in, and under, into
    CACAPHONY RESUMES: general mayhem, clubbing, stabbing, gasping and shouting parrot, crashing chairs and buckets, into:
    TWO BEATS OF SILENCE
    Well, I think she's dead.
    No I'm not; just pining for the fjords...

    CACAPHONY RESUMES: general mayhem, clubbing, stabbing, gasping and shouting parrot, crashing chairs and buckets, into:
    BACKGROUND MUSIC: resumes, up and out
     
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  23. jdlaw

    jdlaw Forum Resident

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    Definitely interested in the Blu-ray assuming it's reasonably priced.

    Found this interesting from the above link:

    "Network Distributing will release all 45 episodes of "Monty Python’s Flying Circus", on Blu-ray and DVD, fully restored for the first time ever. Each episode has been painstakingly restored using the original video and film elements exclusively for this release. All four series, along with unseen and excised footage, sketches and much more, will be presented in an exclusive 50th anniversary limited-edition box set available exclusively for pre-order here from 29th July, with all four individual series available to purchase separately at a later date."

    I thought the episodes only existed on tape and that was it. If original film elements exist, then the outdoor scenes could be much improved. Will be good to have the show completely unedited, too.
     
  24. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Forum Resident

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    I could never understand what happened to the film segments ,after the mostly colorful nice looking film of the first season ,they go down hill big time
     
  25. cloggedmind

    cloggedmind Forum Resident

    The following Monty Python's Flying Circus excerpt may be considered NSFW.

    Elements that do exist, like the broadcast master in this clip, are in quite fine shape:


    Wonder what they'll do about the stuff like the North American "captions" opening for Party Political Broadcast? Or, the censored stuff that only exists on b&w kinescope and off-air video?

    And, just because, where the heck are the original tapes for Hollywood Bowl? Has any video ever surfaced from HBO's big deal presentation of that show?
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019

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