This reunion show features the five surviving members of Monty Python, with Graham Chapman's ashes in attendance. The Pythons look back at their work and receive an American Film Industry ... See full summary »
This programme celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Monty Python's final film The Meaning of Life. It reunites John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin as they ... See full summary »
Uniquely intimate documentary following the stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows of Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go at The O2, London in July 2014.
A collection of skits that made the Python troup famous, performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Included are the singing philosophers, lumberjacks, the pope, and a suspiciously-male looking seabird vendor.Written by
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In the 'Lecture of the History of Japing', specifically, the 'Custard Pie' sequence, Terry Gilliam doesn't get hit at all by any of the pies whereas Michael Palin is hit once during the 'Three Course Complex' along with John Cleese during the surprise at the end, and Terry Jones is utterly clobbered by multiple pies. See more »
Video cameraman can be seen as John Cleese wanders through the crowd during the "Albatross" sketch, just before Terry Jones approaches him. See more »
The film's opening also features spanning shots of the audience, including some obvious die-hard Monty Python fanatics. Amongst them are someone dressed as a Spam vendor, someone dressed as Gumby (the Monty Python sketch character, not the green clay guy), and someone with a "Monty Python for President" sign. See more »
In Europe, a remastered widescreen DVD of the performance is available. In America, the special is a bonus feature in the Monty Python 16 Ton Box Set, but it is an older transfer that is in rough shape, and a cropped fullscreen format. The cropping is painfully obvious in the closing credits, with some of the text slightly cut off. See more »
Many of my favourites were here (including the classic travel agent sketch: "Kellogg's Bornflakes"). But many of my favourites were also in And Now For Something Completely Different, and I didn't really like that. Something about the live atmosphere made this work, the fits of giggles adding to the occasion, not detracting from it. Best of all was the brand new stuff - the Silly Olympics, the History of Slapstick etc. I wish I was there.
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