Monty Python's Flying Circus. Image shows from L to R: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam. Copyright: BBC.

Monty Python's Flying Circus

BBC Two and BBC One sketch show hit. 46 episodes (4 series), 1969 - 1974. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and others.

Monty Python's Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition

Monty Python's Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition

Years in the making, Network presents the entire original television series of Monty Python's Flying Circus, fully rejuvenated for the first time.

Sketches, some edited for timing, taste and copyright reasons, have been carefully restored to their intended length and the majority of Terry Gilliam's animations have been newly scanned in high definition and restored to a specification way beyond their original format. Hitherto unseen outtakes, film inserts and studio recordings have been retrieved, adding yet another dimension to this exclusive release. This is the ultimate television restoration and a must for every generation of Python fan.

7 discs feature all 45 episodes presented series-by-series, for the first time totally uncut and beautifully restored from original film and videotape elements.

The restoration
After nearly a decade of research and planning, this is a ground up restoration by Network's award-winning in-house team working from the best available materials - from first generation 2-inch videotape masters to surviving negative and print film material, scanned in 2K. The wildly varying picture sources have been graded scene-by-scene and intensively cleaned up.

State of the art upscaling of standard definition videotape has been deployed with careful use of noise reduction for both video and film grain, resulting in a vastly improved viewing experience all round on Blu-ray high definition format, far exceeding anything previously available.

First released: Monday 4th November 2019

Extras

  • Limited exploding box
  • Each of the four series comes individually packaged with a book by Andrew Pixley (four books in total) detailing an exhaustive episode-by-episode production history
  • Previously unseen outtakes
  • Extended scenes and sketches
  • Restored-to-full-length sketches including Ursula Hitler, Cartoon Religions, A Book At Bedtime and more.
  • Rare promo films
  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: All regions
  • Discs: 7
  • Minutes: 1,333
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese
  • Catalogue: 7958226

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Monty Python's Flying Circus. Terry Jones. Copyright: BBC.

Python special features revealed

Monday 21st October 2019

A ream of special features - notably including never-before-seen cut-down and removed sketches - have been revealed for the upcoming restored Monty Python's Flying Circus 50th Anniversary Blu-ray and DVD releases.

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