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on 5 January 2014
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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on 13 June 2016
Do you really need to know any more? It's Monty Python, probably the most famous comedy troupe of all time. If you're a fan, then you will want this. The classic original episodes, with some excellent documentaries thrown in for good measure. There's plenty of ways of getting the Python canon, but if you already have the movies and live shows, this set is a bargain for the original series.
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on 16 February 2011
This box set has all of the 45 episodes. All as they was original screened on BBC TV. All of the theme tunes are the same, first with the duck sound, and then the raspberry sound.

*The Bad points* The discs get corrupted very easy because how the DVD's are packed in the box, the discs touch each other, therefore, check the playback quality because they tend to scratch very easily because of this fact. So for the packaging I would only give 01 out of 10.
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on 22 July 2017
This was purchased as a gift. The recipient is delighted with it
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on 8 April 2009
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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on 18 July 2017
Very funny! My family and I laughed a lot!
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on 7 June 2015
One of the great classic comedy interpretations of the English-speaking world. Nonsensical on the surface, but weirdly revealing of British culture when scrutinized in greater depth. Surreal in the best tradition, creative, and irreverent. Surreptitiously intelligent. If you watch this set with all deliberate enthusiasm, you may live longer.
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on 30 July 2017
Completely different!
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on 1 December 2015
classic comedy. bought for my kids who are strangely captivated by the madness of this show
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on 17 May 2017
Utterly Semprini
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