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Monty Python’s Flying Circus To Reunite; Press Conference Will Be Held On Thursday
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Monty Python

The surviving members of the pioneering British comedy troupe Monty Python’s Flying Circus are set to announce a reunion this week via a press conference on Thursday, November 21st. And in the typical Python fashion of unpredictability, there’s no leak or tease on just what this reunion is going to entail. No matter what form of media it finally manifests itself as, it’s probable that it’s going to be met with a lot of success and adoration by Python’s rabid fans, some who have been following the comedy ensemble and its individual members since 1969, when Monty Python’s Flying Circus originally aired on BBC-TV.

That show broke every single rule of conventionality that was affixed to the “rules of comedy” and presented sketches in bizarre manners in which sometimes abruptly ended, had no middle, no end, no theme, sometimes engaging in slapstick or broad comedy, witty repartee and banter, visual gags which ran the gamut, it was almost as if the program and the men who created/wrote and performed in it, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and the late Graham Chapman were hell bent on presenting an A to Z of comedy styles, and then decimating it with their own flamethrower styles.

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‘Monty Python and The Holy Grail’ Gets A Modern Epic Trailer (Video)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

These days, movie studios are under the assumption that for their film to draw in audiences, their movie trailers have to be filled with that ominous BRRAAAAHHHMM! sound, made so popular thanks to its overuse in Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

So, how would the trailer of an older movie come across to today’s audiences if it were recut to appeal to this modern assumption?

Check out the video here below for a trailer for 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a feature-lengthy comedy by the Monty Python troop, created to make the film come across as a 2013 tragic and epic blockbuster.

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Monty Python To Reunite For ‘Absolutely Anything’
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Monty Python

Before you get too excited, no, Monty Python is not officially reuniting for some more Flying Circus action. It does appear, however, that the remaining members of the legendary comedy troupe will once again be combining their talents for an upcoming movie titled Absolutely Anything, which is set to be directed by Pythoner Terry Jones.

The movie will be a sci-fi comedy that combines live action and CGI. It tells the story of a group of aliens who choose a human to give the incredible power to do, well…quite literally absolutely anything just to see how badly they mess things up with their new abilities. At the moment, other Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin have all agreed to take part, and producers are currently talking to Eric Idle about joining. And who will the gang play? You guessed it, they’ll be voicing the aliens who give the human this power.

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Deal: Monty Python’s Flying Circus Complete 16-Ton Megaset
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monty python dvd box setThe Gold Box deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus 16 Ton Megaset for only $34.99 (that’s 65% off the list price of $99.95).

Note, this sale is only for today, Wednesday September 8, until midnight PST while supplies last.

This 16-disc DVD box set contains all 45 episodes of the 1960s British television sketch comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which starred John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam, along with the two-disc 1982 concert film Monty Python Live, all in a slim casing.

The set also includes plenty of bonus features: Meet the Chaps, Pythonisms Glossary, Gillianimations, Art Gallery, Troupe Career Highlights, Trivial Quest, Useless Tidbits, Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus: German Episode #1, Post-Python Troupe Highlights, Pythonisms, Bleeding Critics, and Confusing Musings.

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Deal: The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus 16 Ton Megaset
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Empress Eve   |  @   |  
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monty python dvd box setThe Gold Box deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus 16 Ton Megaset for only $34.99 (that’s 65% off the list price of $99.95).

This 16-disc DVD box set contains all 45 episodes of the 1960s British television sketch comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which starred John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam, along with the two-disc 1982 concert film Monty Python Live, all in a slim casing.

The set also includes plenty of bonus features: Meet the Chaps, Pythonisms Glossary, Gillianimations, Art Gallery, Troupe Career Highlights, Trivial Quest, Useless Tidbits, Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus: German Episode #1, Post-Python Troupe Highlights, Pythonisms, Bleeding Critics, and Confusing Musings.

Note, this sale is only for today while supplies last.

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