And Now for Something Completely Different [DVD] [1971]

The first Monty Python film, which is little more than a collection of sketches from Flying Circus that were restaged for film cameras, comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include filmographies of the cast and crew. Fans of the group will love the disc, although they may be left wanting some more extras.
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Special Features

  • Interactive menus
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Talent and filmographies
  • Scene selections
  • Widescreen and full-screen formats

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And Now for Something Completely Different
Monty Python's And Now For Something Completely Different was first released in the US in 1973, but didn't really take off as a midnight-movie fixture until after the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV series began making the PBS rounds. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam are the Pythonites in attendance, together with semiregulars Carol Cleveland and Connie Booth. The sketches presented include such classics as "The Lumberjack Song", "Hell's Grannies", "The Upperclass Twit of the Year Race", and, of course, "The Dead Parrot". Additionally, Terry Gilliam's animated-cartoon interpolations act as buffers between sketches. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Graham Chapman
    Graham Chapman - Various roles
  • John Cleese
    John Cleese
  • Eric Idle
    Eric Idle - Various roles
  • Connie Booth
    Connie Booth - Various roles
  • Carol Cleveland
    Carol Cleveland - Various roles

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