SPHE Press Release: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    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

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    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.


    Blu-ray Exclusive:

    § 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


    Blu-ray Features:

    § 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.


    ABOUT ULTRAVIOLET

    UltraViolet is an entirely new way to collect and enjoy your digital entertainment, giving you the power to instantly access your movies and TV shows with unprecedented flexibility. For more information, visit www.uvvu.com.


    Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com.

    Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.


    BD Catalog #: 34193

    BD UPC Code: 043396341937

    BD Order Date: 2/2/12

    BD SRP: $19.99
     
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    Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?



    I wonder if this will have less or more DNR compared to Life of Brian.
     
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    I predict that approximately 97.3% of this thread will consist of Holy Grail quotes...


    Grail in HD? Awesome! I hope that Sony does the best they can with the source elements.


    "Run away!!!!!"
     
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    I hope the mono track is included.
     
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    I never thought the film looked very good, even in theaters. Always had a sort of soft, vintage look about it (which I suppose at the time I thought was deliberate).
     
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    Nah Python movies always look like crap. Its a combination of low budgets, cheap stock, and general lab work inexperience from the Terrys.
     
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    Now available for preorder for an unbelievable price of $12.99


    There will be a new press release forthcoming as we understand the

    specs in this announcement are not complete and there will be

    additional changes made.




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    Pull the other one!
     
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    We apologize for the incomplete press release. Those responsible have been sacked.
     
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    Would be cool to have the complete mistranslated Japanese track with English subs. I always wondered what was being said over the end of the film on the dub track the old Criterion Laserdisc had.
     
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    Updated with official Press Release information
     
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    Review!: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Monty-Python-and-the-Holy-Grail-Blu-ray/23375/#Review
     
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    Nice! The screenshots appear to show that the DNR dial was left alone or kept to a minimum. I like what I am seeing!
     
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    "Your DNR's off!"


    "No it isnt."
     

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