I’m pretty sure there are a few people out there that have heard of this one. Monty Python and The Holy Grail is one of the great classic comedies that combined the legendary tale of King Arthur and the quest for the Holy Grail with the outrageous and absurdest humor stylings of the British comedy group Monty Python. Now Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has finally delivered information about the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film, arriving March 6th. Loaded with new, Blu-ray exclusive, special features, this looks to be one of the finest sets assembled in regards to such a hilarious film. Truth be told, I am mostly excited to be able to see an HD quality look at the Black Knight and the killer rabbit, not to mention hear the stunning sounds of Tim the Enchanter blasting away with his magic. Read on to learn more about this upcoming release.
The Comedy Classic Debuts on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ March 6th
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
Loaded with Over 30 Minutes of
New Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features
Second Screen Functionality and Rebate Offer for the Interactive iPad App “The Holy Book of Days,” Launching on the Apple App Store
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (January 23, 2012) – From the fertile minds of the 20th Century’s most brilliant and outrageous comedy troupe comes their most highly regarded comedy classic - Monty Python and the Holy Grail – debuting on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ March 6th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Their second feature film stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin as we follow King Arthur and his knights in their search for the Holy Grail. Encounter the Black Knight, the Killer Rabbit, The Knights Who Say ‘Ni’! and the Black Beast of Aaaargh! The Blu-ray set is brimming with coconuts, shrubberies and swallows (African or European), OOPS, we mean loads of bonus materials, including over thirty minutes of new Blu-ray exclusive special features. The Blu-ray will also feature UltraViolet! With UltraViolet, owners of the Blu-ray will be able to add Monty Python and the Holy Grail to their free Digital Rights Library, enabling them to instantly stream or download the film. This medieval madness will be available on Blu-ray for $19.99 SRP.
Also debuting on March 6 is the first Monty Python interactive iPad app. “The Holy Book of Days” is a rich companion to the film, letting fans explore each of the 28 days of the filming of the movie through outtakes, diaries, audio recordings, scripts, and scores of stills. New illustrations, animations, and the story of the filming in the Pythons’ own words make each day of the Holy Grail come alive. The app offers a second screen experience too, letting users control and navigate the Blu-ray™ from the iPad. “The Holy Book of Days” will be available for $4.99 in the App Store. For a limited time, Sony is offering a $5 mail-in rebate when consumers purchase both the Blu-ray and iPad app.
§ The Film re-mastered to high definition standards never before seen
§ The Holy Book of Days Second Screen Experience
§ Lost Animations with introduction by Terry Gilliam
§ Outtakes & Extended Scenes with introduction by Terry Jones
§ Scintillating commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones and even more revealing commentaries by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin
§ Quest for the Holy Grail Locations with Michael Palin & Terry Jones
§ Lego Knights: The Knights of the Round Table in Lego
§ Special Japanese Version
§ How To Use Your Coconuts (an educational film)
§ BBC Film Night on location
§ Three Songs to sing-along
§ Cast Directory Photo Gallery
Monty Python and the Holy Grail has a running time of 92 minutes and is rated PG.
BD Catalog #: 34193
BD UPC Code: 043396341937
BD Order Date: 2/2/12
BD SRP: $19.99
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