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Monty Python's Flying Circus - The Complete Boxset [DVD] [1969] [2008]


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  • Actors: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: Hungarian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Nov 2008
  • Run Time: 1327 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001EY5VNC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,884 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Flying Circus is where Monty Python started - 4 series of TV shows aired between 1969 and 1974 in the UK. Dubbed 'The Fathers of Modern British Comedy', it was seen as the start of a new generation of TV comedy when it hit the mainstream, and was certainly seen as controversial in its day. Topical issues were included but silliness was the main theme, and seeing everyday stuff at a tangent was the order of the day. The guys classical education also is reflected in some of the more esoteric pieces. Now with a huge cult following, the Flying Circus appeals to both young and not-so-young.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By F. Odds TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 Jun 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I decided to buy a Monty Python box set almost as a reference item. I'm of the Python generation and references to sketches often come up in conversation. But on Amazon's pages I found myself confronted with two options: this set, dated 2012, for just over £10 or one dated 2008 with a brown box and a picture of a TV set at almost three times the price. Careful scrutiny revealed no difference other than a couple of minutes running time. The reviews were unhelpful: far too many of them and Amazon has lumped into one set reviews of the many and varied permutations on complete TV, complete TV plus films, etc. I finally decided to go with the lowest price and be darned.

Imagine my surprise when the package arrived and the box was brown with a picture of a TV set! Aha! The blue box depicted with this item is the inner box. The two box sets are the same, except for their wildly different prices.

The quality of the DVDs is very good for a remastered series shot in 1969. Reviewers who mention the tricky packaging are not wrong, but with a little patience the 8 discs can be removed easily enough and it's all very compact. And to those who grumble that it all just looks silly nowadays: it always did. Half-structured silliness was and is the essence of Python humour!
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94 of 96 people found the following review helpful By K. Brown on 22 April 2009
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I grew up watching Python on PBS Television in California. Some of the skits have become so embedded in my consciousness that I use references to it not remembering where they originated. This set is fantastic because it's got all the shows, all the famous sketches and the infamous ones. I can't explain why it makes me laugh so much but it still does. I have rediscovered the origins of those catch phrases and now understand why I can't say 'Barnsley' in a normal way. It was an extra bonus to watch Terry Jones running along the road in Ealing Broadway carrying Carol Cleveland dressed as a bride on their way to buy a bed. I now live in Ealing so figure the circle is complete - from being an eight year old Californian doing bad impressions for my friends gleaned from late night viewings of Python, to actually walking the same streets used to create such loveable silliness. Buy this set. It's a great collection and an unbeatable price!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mde on 5 Jan 2014
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This is a review of the 2012-re-release of the "Complete Boxset" (Monty Python's Flying Circus - Complete Series [DVD]). In case you were wondering (like I was) how this release differs from the 2008-release (Monty Python's Flying Circus - The Complete Boxset [DVD] [1969] [2008]apart from the much lower price), this might help in your purchasing decission. On the first glance, the re-release seems to be a stripped down, low budget edition of the 2008-version: different covers, shorter running time, and no foreign subtitles - but no!

Actually only the packaging has been slightly modified. While on the Amazon-page only the DVD-case is shown, the DVD actually comes in a slip-case which is similar to the original release. The difference is, that this is no more a die-cut sleeve and instead of having a multi-fold dvd-tray this is simply a (big) armary case.

The discs themselves are identical to the 2008-version (they even have the same number and year on the label). This means it has Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish subtitles and the first season is also dubbed in Polish and Hungarian (which still leaves me wondering if this is part of the joke or of its a true hungarian translation) and also all extra features are left intact: "Before the Flying Circus", "Conquer America", "Animated Gilliam" and "Politically Incorrect", so it has an overall running time of 1327 minutes (like the original release).

So, get it if you don't have it - this is the real deal!
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Bernhard Fabricius on 4 Mar 2009
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I cannot recommend this box highly enough. Anyone with a sense of humour, nay anyone with a detectable pulse, should own this marvellous box. The picture and sound quality is excellent given the age of the material, and while the extras are - per force - limited, it is still an excellent package.
Today, 40 years after the first shows, it is hard to imagine what it must have been like when this gang of mad-men first appeared on the BBC. I don't think the viewers had any idea what had hit them. And while some of the cultural references are lost 4 decades down the line (most people will mercifully have forgotten just how dull TV otherwise was in those days!), the sheer quality of the comedy still shines through. The "Dead Parrot" knows no age. Buy this box and enjoy it - preferably together with someone new to Monty Python - as we have done with our teenaged children.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Ford on 8 April 2009
Format: DVD
It may have dated a little (1969-1974) and may look rather rough at the edges but at its peak these TV series contained some of the most intelliegnt humour around, more so than the better known films by the Pythons. The jokes work on so many levels, and it mocks so many things that even today seem quite relavent, including police stupidity, beurocracy and even bankers! A must for any comedy lover as long as you don't quote the lines to your friends. 4th series is a bit tiresome, but the other 3 particulatly are worth multiple viewing in some cases. Ceratinly in the UK it is difficult to see any of these programmes repeated on TV, so this good value boix set is the answer.
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