**WE HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Er…UPDATE! ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE *whispers… is that right? YES, ANNOUNCEMENT!**
Following on our original announcement at the end of July (See below) celebrating the release of the newly restored Monty Python’s Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition the release date has unfortunately had to be delayed…but for good reason! The in-house team at Network have said:
‘Firstly the not-so-good news that we have had to delay the release date of Monty Python’s Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition. The absolutely spiffing news, however, is that during the course of the restoration, just as we thought we’d seen everything, more cans of film material emerged from other quarters that could, frankly, have been anything.
Our team is painstakingly going through every frame of the archive and have discovered a wealth of Python nuggets.
It would be impossible to include this material and still make the original release date, but it was an easy decision as not only is a lot of the material being seen for the first time, it is all being restored and presented in HD.’
This magnificent box set will now be released worldwide on 4th November – just in time for fireworks!
And now… Following up our previous announcement in this glorious ’50 Years since those old buggers* Monty Python came to town’ [*that might not be the original title], we’re delighted to announce that Monty Python’s Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition is coming this 7th October to continue the festivities of the fabulous
four, five, sorry… six. That cheeky Gilliam as well!
What is being released? I hear you investigate… well, Nobody expects…all 45 episodes restored and uncut! But Network have used their chief weapons of surprise, ruthless restoration efficiency and a fanatical devotion to Python to bring you this exclusive Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Blu-ray box set of Monty Python’s Flying Circus available for the first time worldwide – including special and rare content!
Back in 1969, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin created the gang and unleashed unbridled, unseated silliness on an unsuspecting world…and took it over! Now, years in the making, Network is proud to present the entire original television series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, fully rejuvenated for the first time. Sketches, some cut after initial broadcast, some excised completely, others edited to make more palatable have been carefully restored to their intended length. The majority of Gilliam’s animations have been newly scanned in high-definition and restored to a specification way beyond their original format. Hitherto unseen outtakes, film inserts, and studio recordings have been retrieved, adding yet another dimension to this exclusive release. This is the ultimate television restoration, OH YEAH!
Mr Tim Beddows, MD of Network Distributing, told us that he was “thrilled that we’ve been given the opportunity to restore Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It’s long overdue and the results our award-winning team have yielded from the original materials are just staggering. One of the best restorations I’ve ever seen.”
The 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Blu-ray box set is now available to pre-order worldwide exclusively from: Monty Python’s Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition
All four series will be available to purchase separately at a later date beginning with a special Blu-ray Digi-Pack of Series One (also on DVD) on 7th October.
· 7 discs featuring all 45 episodes presented series-by-series, beautifully restored from original film and videotape elements
· Limited exploding box Norwegian Blu-ray edition
· Each of the four series is individually packaged with four books by TV & Film Historian Andrew Pixley detailing an episode-by-episode production history
· Previously unseen outtakes
· Extended scenes and sketches
· Restored-to-full-length sketches including ‘Ursula Hitler’, ‘Cartoon Religions, ‘A Book At Bedtime’ and more…
· Rare Promo films
· And much more…