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  • Actors: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
  • Directors: Terry Jones
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL, DTS Surround Sound, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Nov. 2006
  • Run Time: 354 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HWXQPC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,220 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A box set of 4 Monty Python classics. The first Monty Python film 'And Now For Something Completely Different' (1971) is a collection of some of their better-known television sketches, including the legendary 'Dead Parrot' sketch and the 'Lumberjack Song'. John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin make up the troupe. 'The Holy Grail' (1975) was their second feature. King Arthur and his trusty knights fearlessly (on the most part) travel the length and breadth of the country in search of the mythical Holy Grail. On their way they have to deal with the sarcastic taunts of the French Knight, the Knights who say 'Ni', Tim the Enchanter and the Terror of the Cave of Caerbannog amongst other things. 'Life of Brian' (1979) was banned in 17 countries on release. Set during Biblical times, the film tells the story of Brian (Graham Chapman), an accidental messiah whose life runs in eerie parallel to that of Jesus Christ. His misadventures come to the attention of Pilate, crucifixion inevitably follows, and the film ends with the infamous group rendition of the song 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'. Finally, in 'The Meaning of Life' (1983) the Monty Python team embark after the holy grail of human understanding with a series of sketches aimed at discovering the meaning of life itself. Includes the show-stopping anti-contraception musical number 'Every Sperm is Sacred', a schoolmaster's overly vivid demonstration of the facts of life for his students, and the infamous sequence in which a restaurant diner goes one mint too far...

Synopsis

Contains the films Monty Python and the Holy Grail (two-disc special edition), Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life (two disc special edition), as well as And Now for Something Completely Different. In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the complete Python troupe is cast in a parody of the legend of the Holy Grail. The Knights of the Round Table battle dismembering foes and killer rabbits on their perilous quest. Life of Brian is a daring satire about a blundering prophet in New Testament times, called Brian Cohen, who is mistaken for the Messiah. In The Meaning of Life, the Pythons explain it all in an episodic, bawdy adventure as they satirise religion, birth control, British politics, Americans, hospitals and, of course, sex. Amongst the highlights are the 'Every Sperm Is Sacred' episode that starts off the film; the grim reaper visiting a bourgeois dinner party where there are some fishy goings on, and the gross Mr Creosote. And Now for Something Completely Different revolves around a collection of sketches from the Pythons' successful TV series, and includes 'Self Defence Against Soft Fruit', 'Blackmail', 'Hell's Grannies', 'The Townswomen's Guild's Reconstruction Of Pearl Harbour' and more.

Subtitles by film
  • And Now For Something Completely Different: English for the Hard of Hearing.
  • Holy Grail: English for the Hard of Hearing, Dutch, English, Hindi.
  • Life of Brian: English for the Hard of Hearing, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish.
  • The Meaning of Life: English for the Hard of Hearing, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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157 of 159 people found the following review helpful By J Kilby VINE VOICE on 25 Jan. 2007
Format: DVD
The box set contains the four Python movies and a bunch of bonus disks

- And Now For Something Completely different is a terrifically funny collage of material taken from the first three seasons of the TV show. Made for American TV, this took most of the famous skits (notable exceptions being the Spanish Inquisition and the Ministry of Silly walks) and animations, and turned them into a wonderful stream-of-consciousness movie which is very reminiscent of the original TV show.

- Monthy Python and the Holy Grail is THE legendary movie! A beautiful pastiche of all the Arthurian legends with twists that only the Pythons could conceive (limbless loony knights, a witch hunt involving ducks, Knights who say meaningless yet terrifying word, and a killer rabbit, for starters) this has aged amazingly well, and still has teeth as sharp as the rabbit.

- Monty Python's Life of Brian documents the rise and fall of a man mistaken for a messiah (but I didn't need to tell you that, did I?). It declares all out war on religion, committees, and the gullibility of the needy masses. And, or course, Roman grammar. Recently voted the funniest film of all time for the umpteenth time, especially by cheesemakers, this one really delivers the laughs for those who like their comedy as irreverent as it is lunatic.

- Monty Python's Meaning of Life is an odd duck - part comedy, part musical, part pirate tale and part liver transplant documentary! A loose association of skits (many of which are absolute gold - a wafer-thin mint, anyone?) it is let down by a poor ending and a general lack of substance. The only one of the bunch that's less than excellent, this is a downbeat end to an amazing creative output for the world's funniest comedy team.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By S. Walmsley on 15 Feb. 2007
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The Monty Python movies are absolutely brilliant and outlandishly funny and each movie is great. I need not go into what happens in each one but only review them and each is a thrill. 'Now for something completely different' are a bunch of sketches each one better than the last, 'The Life of Brian' is uproarious and full of comical 'winks' at religion. 'The Meaning of Life' is also a blast except the prologue which I found, well to be frank, rubbish. Apart from this prologue (which you can skip anyway) the rest of the movie is full of larks and is frolicsome. 'The Quest for the Holy Grail' is by far in my own opinon the best of the four and is filled with convival and jovial scenes that had my eyes watering. Just to mention a few 'the black knight', 'a killer rabbit' and 'Lancelots quest' were truly rollicking and even the beginning titles were side-splitting. Monty Python's songs such as 'Always look on the bright side of life', the Lumberjack song and the Galaxy song are all great memorable tunes and I can't help but sing along to them. All the members of the 'Flying Circus' are brilliant ludicrous actors and writers who in their own rights geniuses to themselves. Anyone who buys this box set won't be dissapointed and well if they are than they can never truly apprciate British comedey at it finest. Priceless.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Francis Berry on 2 Feb. 2009
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As my 15 year old son is now getting a sense of humour, I bought this box set for him as a Christmas present.
He did not think these films were all that funny.
The box set is now in my collection and take from me.... they are hilarious.
I have had to rethink my thoughts that my son has a sense of humour.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Mero on 27 April 2010
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If you aren't already a Python fan (what planet are you from??), then this will have you convinced.
Excellent value, and essential Python.
Others have described the content, and with nearly six hours worth of high class entertainment you won't be disappointed unless you're a serious grump.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter H on 2 April 2010
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Python were the best example of how you have to be very clever to be very stupid. Here you have them at their very best to their very worst - although never anything more than worth watching, Meaning of Life was the end of the road. Too hard edged and lazy. Proof that shocking people is easier than getting them to laugh. How much better they were in the early days when trapping milkman and dead parrots were the central items. Even my mother could laugh at that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ch.adamant on 12 Dec. 2011
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Whoever likes British humour and can understand it (not all can...I might be a cultural thing for all I know), must have watched at least one of Monty Python's movies. And if by some bizarre accident you haven't had the chance, then go ahead and buy the whole set with some of their best movies and be overwhelmed. Whenever I watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail I can't help and wonder if it was really made that long ago, because all the jokes seem so fresh and absurdly hilarious. It's the kind of humour that makes you wonder what exactly was that just now" and also laugh hysterically for minutes on end, repeating a catchphrase.

Some scenes from the Holy Grail have already become classics and all Monty Python fans have no trouble reciting their movie one-liners or even small bits of dialogue, at least I know that's true for my circle of friends.

The Life of Brian is a wonderful parable for the misunderstanding that occur in all religious beliefs and the level of absurdity that is sometimes involved in irrational spiritual practices. Despite being a Christian myself, I find the plot of the film to be cleverly made and in no way offensive. Also, whenever I feel in a bad mood I automatically start playing one song in my head that cures all bad thoughts. Have you guessed what it is? Oh yeah, it's the Always look on the bright side of life"song at the end of the movie, when all the crucified men start singing it together in a contagious display of optimism despite all dark circumstances.
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