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Monty Python and the Holy Grail...Again?


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#1 of 98 Bob clamer

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Posted September 27 2006 - 02:00 AM

I see there is another MP&THG coming out of 10/3. Worth upgrading?

#2 of 98 joshEH

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Posted September 27 2006 - 02:22 AM

Probably not. Likely just a fiscal repackaging of the '01 two-disc set (excellent in its own right for the Criterion LD supplements alone).

I have my doubts.

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#3 of 98 Mark Kalzer

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Posted September 27 2006 - 02:34 AM

I believe they have something from the musical SPAMALOT somewhere on it right? Having seen the musical when it hit Toronto, I doesn't mean much to me. Seems odd they'd wait what, two years since SPAMALOT first debuted to rerelease the DVD with the added bonus feature.
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#4 of 98 Colin Jacobson

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Posted September 27 2006 - 02:46 AM

It's a new transfer - not the same as the 2001 disc...
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#5 of 98 Richard Kim

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Posted September 27 2006 - 02:49 AM

And they still haven't fixed the missing "Monty Python ik den holy gralen" subtitle. Damn.

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Posted September 27 2006 - 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Colin Jacobson
It's a new transfer - not the same as the 2001 disc...
Really? Hmmm...might have to invest after all, then.

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#7 of 98 Kevin M

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Posted September 27 2006 - 05:14 AM

And how do we know this is a "new" transfer?

I've seen the disc (I work at a retail store and it came in yesterday) and all of the extras and details of dvd 1 (film) are exactly the same as the 2001 disc, right down to the "killer rabbit" function.
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#8 of 98 Andrew Bunk

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Posted September 27 2006 - 06:04 AM

Something's weird about this release. DVDEmpire has it for 10/3 with a list price of 29.99. Amazon has an Extraordinarily Special Editon for a list of 19.99 but the date is still January 2010 (dummy date). DeepdiscountDVD has not listing for it.

Obviously it's coming since Kevin has seen it-but why haven't the online retailers gotten more current info?

Colin, do you have a review copy? This is one I'd prefer to wait for reviews before buying.
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#9 of 98 Colin Jacobson

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Posted September 27 2006 - 09:34 AM

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Colin, do you have a review copy?

Yup. The file dates on the DVD are 2006, and the transfer looked improved to me. The 2001 transfer suffered from some source flaws I didn't see here...
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#10 of 98 Richard Kim

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Posted September 27 2006 - 10:16 AM

So does the 2006 version have the missing "Swedish" subtitle in the opening credits, Colin?

#11 of 98 Colin Jacobson

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Posted September 27 2006 - 01:24 PM

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So does the 2006 version have the missing "Swedish" subtitle in the opening credits, Colin?

Remind me what it says and I'll check!
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#12 of 98 Andrew Bunk

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Posted September 27 2006 - 01:27 PM

Thanks for the update Colin! Even though I find you like what I don't like and vice versa, what I see on my displays always seems to mirror your review observations almost exactly. I will now give this a shot based on your assessment.
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#13 of 98 Richard Kim

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Posted September 27 2006 - 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Colin Jacobson
Remind me what it says and I'll check!

During the opening title screen ("Monty Python and the Holy Grail") there should be a "Swedish" subtitle that says "Mønti Pythøn ik den Høli Gräilen". This was missing in Sony's previous DVD.

#14 of 98 Patrick H.

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Posted September 27 2006 - 02:43 PM

If they actually fixed that subtitle, I will probably buy this thing out of sheer amazement.

#15 of 98 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 27 2006 - 03:11 PM

Man. I can't wait to hear Colin's reply to the subtitle question. That authoring mistake has to rank right up there with the switched audio channels of music on the '04 release of Star Wars Ep. IV.

I also can't wait to read all the posts "I'll buy it to get the fixed subtitle!" and "Spend another $20 to buy something again that should have been right the first time?!". Posted Image

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#16 of 98 george kaplan

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Posted September 27 2006 - 10:28 PM

I too will upgrade if the subtitle is fixed.
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#17 of 98 Mike_G

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Posted September 28 2006 - 12:17 AM

THE SUSPENSE!

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#18 of 98 Anthony Clifton

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Posted September 28 2006 - 12:38 AM

The back cover at DVDEmpire does list a new transfer "remastered in High Definition widescreen" as one of the "New!" features on the disc.

I too would consider upgrading if the subtitle is fixed.

#19 of 98 Mike_G

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Posted September 28 2006 - 01:03 AM

The thing is, should I buy it with an inevitable HD release coming?

#20 of 98 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 28 2006 - 01:34 AM

Talk about a cliff-hanger.

I feel like I'm tied to the train tracks and Colin is driving the train that's bearing down on me.

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