Do Not Adjust Your Set- Any MONTY PYTHON fans have any info or rumors of DVD release?

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  1. Johnny G

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    I know this series lasted from 67-69 but does anyone know how many episodes were made & how long each lasted?
    I'd be very interested to know if there's been any speculation of DVDs being produced after they finish all the Monty Python series.
     
  2. ChristopherM

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    I remember this series from my childhood (as I type this the incessant theme tune for David Jasson's & Denise Coffey's "Captain Fantastic" segments is running around my head, and will probably bother me for the rest of the day now).
    The series was screened in a children's TV slot, so each episode would probably be around 20 minutes long when you take out the commercial break.
    I've never seen the series repeated or released on VHS, despite the subsequent success of the participants, so it may be that the episodes simply have not survived.
     
  3. ChristopherM

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    By the way, as I recall the series was screened by ITV, so any release is unlikely to follow on from the Python releases.
     
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    I must be missing something...the entire Monty Python TV series is available in a 14-disc box set for around US$120 (at Best Buy this week) to US$160 (at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004ZEU5/
    Got Remo?
    [Edited last by Steve Tannehill on August 29, 2001 at 08:16 AM]
     
  5. alan halvorson

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    I believe Do Not Adjust Your Set is something different. I don't recall ever seeing it in the USA, at least locally.
    And the Complete Monty Python set is available for $99.99 at Sam's Club also.
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    I too, would like to see a DVD release of "Do Not Adjust Your Set" not only because of the (pre)Pythons, but because it was the show where the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band had gotten major exposure. The shows are archived, but I don't think there are plans to issue them in any home video format. Here's hoping they reverse the decision.
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    Now you've done it...I got Mr slater's parrot running through my head(hello......SQUAAAAAAAKKKKKK)
    god they were great
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  9. Johnny G

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    Thanks Guys,
    Christopher,
    imdb.com says Associated-Rediffusion Television from 67-68 & Thames Television from 68-69.
    Have there been any DVDs from either of these companies to date?
     
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    FWIW, they showed a few clips from DNAYS on Brit Channel 4 last Monday as part of the '100 greatest kids' programmes of all time' compilation. The stuff they showed seemed to be pretty well preserved, so at least there is some archival material in a releasable condition. I think it's worth stressing how important DNAYS was in terms of the development of Python. A large part of the Python team wrote for it and took part in it just before Python first was broadcast, and you can see the early forms of many of the famous Python sketches in these programmes. For Brits, there is the added incentive of David Jason playing a large number of parts (I'm not sure how well he's known outside the UK - his best known role is probably Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses, but he has done masses of TV work, and is one of our best actors).
    I've a recollection that a radio series also called DNAYS was broadcast on the BBC in the late 60s/early 70s. Can anyone else confirm this?
    I suppose it's too much to hope that someone could do a compliation of the various TV shows the Python team were involved in to show what they were up to before Python. E.g. 'The Not The 1948 Show', which is the origin of the Four Yorkshiremen sketch.
     
  11. Philip Verdieck

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    I have seen the set for USD 99 at CostCo, in Houston, TX.
    It does not include the last 2 DVDs (German episodes and XXth anniversary show).
     
  12. Johnny G

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    Andrew,
    Are you referring to 'At last the 1948 show' with John Cleese or something completely different?!!! [​IMG]
    [Edited last by Johnny G on September 01, 2001 at 07:55 AM]
     
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    In my day ... Sorry, I mean, yes, the show with John Cleese in it.
     
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    A little seen "after-Python" show that I very much want on DVD is Michael Palin's (circa 1977) show Ripping Yarns.
    It has been over twenty years since I have seen this but I still remember episodes such as the WW2 british POW who never stopped (and never succeeded) in his escape attempts, even after the war was well over. I would like to see this wonderful show again.
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    [Edited last by Kevin M on September 01, 2001 at 06:31 PM]
     
  15. ChristopherM

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    Two DVDs of "Ripping Yarns" have so far been released in the UK (three episodes on each).
     

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