❉ Rare and Unseen special features revealed for 50th Anniversary releases!
With the release of the fully restored Monty Python’s Flying Circus just around the corner, Network Distributing can reveal the rare and unseen special features that will be included in their limited edition box-set and subsequent individual DigiPak releases of each series.
Unearthed from the archive come genuine rarities including previously unseen studio outtakes and extended versions of filmed sketch material from across the series.
Highlights include an entirely unused animation sketch – Betty Blood Donor – which was shot but never seen or heard of by the public until now. Another never used sketch restored to full length – Ursula Hitler – deemed to be impossible to find has been rediscovered. You’ll also be able to hear Jethro Q. Walrustitty speak for the first time in an extended version of the classic sketch Election Night Special!
Further material have been reinstated for sketches including Cartoon Religions (from episode ‘How Not to be Seen), The Party Political Broadcast (from episode ‘Book at Bedtime’) Terry Gilliam’s dialogue coach sequences and Eric Idle’s Prime Minister sketches from episode ‘Mr. Neutron’ and the ‘Trees’ animations from ‘The Nude Organist’!
❉ Sex and Violence: Reinstated content, studio outtakes
❉ Full Frontal Nudity: Studio outtakes
❉ The Ant, an Introduction: Studio outtakes
❉ Untitled: Extended Ron Obvious filmed material and clean end titles footage
❉ The Buzz Aldrin Show: Extended & unused filmed material
❉ Live from the Grill-O-Mat: Extended Ken Clean-Air System filmed material
❉ It’s a Living: Reinstated content & alternative, censored sketch audio, extended Election Night Special and School Prizes filmed material
❉ How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body: Reinstated content & alternative, censored sketch audio
❉ Scott of the Antarctic: Extended filmed material
❉ How Not to Be Seen: Restored animation, unused film material, extended Conquistador Coffee sketch
❉ And Now For Something Completely Different: Vic Jamison’s 1970 student film shot on location with the Python team
❉ Interview with Ian MacNaughton: Recorded in November 1971 at Imperial College London
❉ Whicker’s World: Extended Mrs Premise & Mrs Conclusion Travel to Paris filmed material
❉ Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror: Extended The Pantomime Horse is a Secret Agent filmed material and Bus Conductor extended scene
❉ The All-England Summarize Proust Competition: Reinstated content
❉ Salad Days: Reinstated content
❉ The Nude Organist: Reinstated content with extended Trees animation, studio outtakes, alternative Terry Gilliam-approved sound mix
❉ E Henry Thripshaw’s Disease: Extended Gay Boys in Bondage animation and Sir Philip Sidney filmed material
❉ Dennis Moore: Extended Redistribution of Wealth filmed material
❉ A Book at Bedtime: Reinstated content, original opening, extended Heath Tango animation
❉ Grandstand: extended Grandstand filmed material, studio outtakes, extended Charwoman animation, unused Betty Blood Donor animation
❉ Series 3 Monologue Rushes (mostly mute)
❉ The Golden Age of Ballooning: Extended Barry Zeppelin filmed material
❉ Michael Ellis: Deleted Icelandic Honey Week filmed material, extended Toupee Department and Football Pundits filmed material
❉ LE War: Repeats extended voiceover & unused M2 filmed material, When Does a Dream Begin (clean closing titles)
❉ Hamlet: Extended Queen Victoria Handicap filmed material
❉ Mr Neutron: Reinstated content, extended Mr Neutron Takes Tea filmed material
❉ Party Political Broadcast: Extended Fanshawe-Chumleigh Dinner Party filmed material, deleted Ursula Hitler filmed material
❉ Restoring Flying Circus with Terry Gilliam
❉ In Vision archive interview from December 1974
❉ Birds Eye Peas, Harmony Hairspray and Close-Up Toothpaste product relaunches
Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 1 DigiPak and Standard Blu-ray and DVD editions are released on Monday 4 November and will be followed by:
❉ Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 2 on Monday 27th January 2020
❉ Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 3 on Monday 30th March 202
❉ Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 4 on Monday 25th May 2020
❉ The Limited Edition 50th Anniversary box-set, including all four series and special features, is exclusively available to pre-order from Network, released Monday 4th November: Monty Python’s Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition.
❉ Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 1 DigiPak and Standard Blu-ray and DVD editions are released on Monday 4 November.
❉ News source: Blue Dolphin PR.
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