Comics is amazed to present
our second Depression Buster Bargain™:
A mind-boggling box of 21 discs featuring just about everything ever produced for television under the aegis of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and then some – over 36 hours worth (and that's not even including the copious bonus material) – at an equally mind-boggling price! The complete series, three live films, one German television show, six personal best shows, two NEW documentary films and bonus galore!
What can we say about Monty Python that hasn't been said
before? Taking the angsty absurdity of post-WWII
existentialists across the English channel and then running it
the Goon Show
grinder, and, via American ex-pat and former
Kurtzman underling,Terry Gilliam, adding a touch of Mad, the Python posse somehow
stumbled on a secret
formula involving a heretofore unseen combination
of startlingly original format, style and sense of humor that gave birth to a
once in a lifetime television experience that is now available at
may be a once in a lifetime price. Perfect timing, we say.
the official A & E hype:
The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus Collector’s Edition Mega-Set
WARNING: TOXIC JOCULARITY ENCLOSED. Inside this decorative carton lurk four seasons of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, two NEW-to-DVD documentaries, two Monty Python LIVE performances, and six “Personal Best” compilations. The whole great mess--Spam tins, parrot carcasses, blancmanges, and all--has been safely digitized, compressed into microscopic “funny bits,” pressed onto 21 shiny discs, and sealed within this whimsy-proof receptacle. SO DON’T OPEN IT! All right, if you must. But beware: there’s new material you can’t repeat verbatim (yet).
“Before the Flying Circus” employs rare vintage footage to explore the influences that shaped six young lunatics into the world’s most innovative comedy troupe, while “Monty Python Conquers America” documents their tremendous, yet astonishingly unlikely, American success. The six “Personal Best” collections present the best sketches and songs, as selected, arranged, and hosted by the individual Pythons themselves. And, of course, Monty Python Live” shows what happens when absurd TV sketches are inflicted on live audiences. Now stop reading and put a disc in your DVD machine. This bloody box of buffoonery can’t watch itself.
DVD Features: Weblink to PythonShop.com; Meet the Chaps; Pythonism Glossary; Gillianimations Art Gallery; Preview Upcoming Episodes; Troupe Career Highlights; Post-Python Troup Highlights; Bleeding Critics; Confusing Musings; Pythonisms; Behind the Scenes of John Cleese’s Personal Best; Terry Gilliam’s Featurette “A Retrospective of Python’s Animation”; Personal Second-Best Featurettes from Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin; Six 15-Question, 15-Ton Megaquizzes; Python Troupe Biographies and Selected Credits; Deleted Scenes
Here’s a fairly in-depth blog review of the box, that will provide you with more details along with some pros and cons for the set.
Here's a breakdown of
the 21 Discs:
Discs 1 - 14 - Here's where you'll find ALL 45 episodes of the original Monty Python’s Flying Circus BBC television series that originally aired in England from m1969 through 1973, along with a bunch of oddball bonuses
Discs 15 & 16 - 2 NEW documentaries: Before the Flying Circus and Monty Python Conquers America:
Exclusive Featurettes with the Pythons
Terry Gilliam’s A Retrospective of Python’s
Meet the Chaps
Gillianimations Art Gallery
Biographies and Selected Credits
A lifetime of laughter... for less!
retail price - $159.95
copacetic depression buster price - sold out AGAIN (sorry...)
>>> And, yes, you
guessed it, this is a limited,
one-time offer made possible by a special purchase. Once
– all brand new, factory sealed originals – are gone, then
You have been warned.
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current as of 15 December 2009