In case I hadn’t rabbited on about it enough, of course I haven’t, it’s the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Monty Python’s Flying Circus this year and to celebrate, they’re doing a whole lot of extremely wonderful things and, as luck would have it, we can all be a part! As well the aforementioned Norwegian Blu-ray Edition of everything Python, Network Distributing have announced Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 1, fully restored in high-definition for the first time, on 4th November!
Starring some names (drawn out of a hat), who are formed in the shape of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, this ground-up restoration has been produced from the best available materials, painstakingly restored, and garnished with larks’ vomit… oh, and in HD, so that’s nice.
Previously edited sketches have been returned to their original length while filmed sketch sequences and Gilliam’s animations have been newly scanned in HD, adding unimaginable depth and clarity to some classic moments, he recently dropped by the restoration studio to have a look – his excited reaction HERE.
From the archive come genuine rarities including previously unseen studio outtakes and extended versions of filmed sketch material, making this the ultimate in television restoration and a must-have for every generation of Python fan! The Digipak edition features an exclusive packaging design using original Monty Python animation work blessed by Gilliam, and an extensive book on the series’ production history from noted TV historian Andrew Pixley.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 1 DigiPak and Standard Blu-ray and DVD editions are released on Monday 4th November and will be followed by:
- Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 2 on Monday 27th January 2020
- Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 3 on Monday 30th March 202
- Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 4 on Monday 25th May 2020
So it’s time to pre-order your copy now. Nudge nudge! Know what I mean? Say no more…