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The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus DVD Megaset

The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus DVD Megaset


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While more cautious fans may want to pick and choose among the previously released individual volumes of Monty Python for their collection, true Pythonites will want to own this definitive, 14-volume DVD-only boxed set that contains all 45 episodes (in chronological order) of Monty Python's Flying Circus. This "persistently silly" collection encompasses three-and-a-half seasons of dead parrots, cross-dressing lumberjacks, loonies, upper class twits, and spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, and spam. Click past the occasional clunker and go directly to such signature sketches as the Ministry of Silly Walks, the Spanish Inquisition, the Fish-Slapping Dance, the Dead Parrot Sketch, the Lumberjack Song, the Cheese Shop, the Argument Clinic, and Nudge, Nudge. Taken as a whole, one marvels at how Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam thoroughly subverted television convention with "something completely different," like sketches with no punch lines ("You're average TV viewer isn't going to understand this").

A warning to the uninitiated: there is much "material that some may find offensive, but which is really smashing." Violations of something called the "Strange Sketch Act" are the least of the troupe's offenses, as witness the Oscar Wilde Sketch, the Dirty Vicar Sketch, and the Most Awful Family in Britain Sketch, all of which achieve "the really gross awfulness" all Python fans are looking for. Say no more. --Donald Liebenson

Product Details:

  • Starring: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman & Michael Palin
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Format: Color, Box set
  • Rated: NR
  • Studio: A & E Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 30, 2000
  • DVD Features:
    • Meet the Chaps
    • Pythonisms Glossary
    • Gillianimations
    • Art Gallery
    • Troupe Career Highlights
    • Trivial Quest
    • Useless Tidbits
  • Full-screen format
  • Number of discs: 14

The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus DVD Megaset
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus DVD Megaset

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