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Friday, September 14, 2007

The Second Coming of Brian...on DVD

Here's a DVD double dip that I keep forgetting to blog about.

My favourite Monty Python film, Life of Brian, is getting a brand new, 2-disc special edition.

Monty Python's Life of Brian: The Immaculate Edition drops on November 6. Recycled bonus material from the Criterion Edition includes 5 deleted scenes, one running commentary with 3/5 of Monty Python (Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones [who was the director]), a running commentary with the other two (John Clese and Michael Palin), and the original radio spots.

New bonus materials includes a brand new 1 hour documentary about the film called The Story of Brian, and The Readthrough, a recently discovered, feature-length filming of the very first table read of the filming script! (For those who don't know, a "table read" is, well, when all the actors sit around a table and read through the script...like the very first rehersal.) Oh, and the radio spots now have accompanying illustrations.

The only Monty Python film that still needs a 2-disc special edition is their first one, And Now for Something Completely Different.

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