Monty Python's Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-ray Edition

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AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

REGION FREE

(European TV Standard - PAL ONLY)*

AN EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY RELEASE!

"Nobody expected Monty Python's Flying Circus to be restored on (Norwegian) Blu-ray!"

Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as:

  • The entire series, superbly restored from the originals by Mr Arthur Pewtey.
  • Naughty bits put back in their proper places!
  • Box that explodes! (sort of)
  • Mr. Neutron made even longer than before... and other extended bits...
  • Restored bits!
  • Nice red uniforms! (not included)
  • Free Norwegian Blue parrot with every edition (not guaranteed to be alive and/or included*)
  • Cheese! (sorry, sold out)
  • David Frost’s telephone number (disconnected)
  • Anything else we can think of!!


THE NORWEGIAN BLU-RAY EDITION


Years in the making, Network is proud to present 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 featuring all 45 episodes presented series-by-series, for the first time totally uncut and beautifully restored from original film and videotape elements.
  • Limited exploding box Norwegian Blu-ray edition
  • 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

* 25fps Video, may not play on all devices internationally. Please do check your player's user manual. 

SPECIAL FEATURES

SERIES 1

  • 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

SERIES 2

  • 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

SERIES 3
  • 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)

SERIES 4
  • 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

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.



Reference
7958226
Year
1969-1974
Director
Ian Macnaughton, John Howard Davies
Actor
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Carol Cleveland
Media
TV
Format
Blu-ray
Label
Network
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626822644
Classification
12
Number of Discs
7
Picture
1080i HD / 1.33:1
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese
Region
ABC
Time
1333 mins approx + special features

Reference
7958226
Year
1969-1974
Director
Ian Macnaughton, John Howard Davies
Actor
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Carol Cleveland
Media
TV
Format
Blu-ray
Label
Network
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626822644
Classification
12
Number of Discs
7
Picture
1080i HD / 1.33:1
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese
Region
ABC
Time
1333 mins approx + special features