New Cover Art - Monty Python & Holy Grail (CE)

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  1. Patrick Mirza

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    I have no idea what the deal is with this release. The only thing Columbia has revealed is a $49.95 price tag, so I guess it must be some "special" special edition. Due date is 9/16

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  2. Jon Robertson

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    It's going to be one of these boxsets with the script, the CD soundtrack, a collector's booklet and (best of all) a frame or two of film, isn't it?
     
  3. Patrick Mirza

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    That was my thought too...
     
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    do you think they will bother to correct the opening credits?
     
  5. Jorge Montes

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    Soundtrack? Wasn't the entire film's soundtrack (aside from the songs they performed) public domain stuff? I know I've heard it all the time on news shows and el cheapo documentaries, always making me laugh.
     
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    Sigh, there goes another 50 bucks (Canadian).
     
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    If they don't I'll be severely disappointed. $50 for yet another version of the film? I love the movie, but there had better be a good reason to upgrade.... Are you listening, Columbia?
     
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    More specifically, it's from the DeWolfe Music library (as stated in the opening credits). The Terry Jones commentary (originally taken from the Criterion LD) states that while he commissioned Neil Innes to create a music score for the film, it was too quaint when using instruments of the 'period' and and proved unsatisfactory, so they rummaged through the DeWolfe library to find suitable 'needle drop' cues.
     
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    Definitely not going to double dip on this one. The previous SE was quite loaded enough for me.
     
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    I will if there is a script and such. Also, I like the current cover art better. The previous SE cover was just too busy for me.
     
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    I'll wait until it's released and reviewed. Then, if Columbia fixes the missing sub-title in the opening credits, I'll pick it up.

    But no pre-order: they've burnt me once on this, and I intend to make sure the new disc is worthwhile before dropping any money on it.
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

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    Well, the obvious question is....

    Is thsi a brand-new transfer with brand new
    supplements?

    OR

    Is this just the 2-disc SE released a few years
    back repacked with external extras?
     
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    whats the alteration in the opening credits? ive never heard about that before. And also, this new CE better not have that good of extra special features or otherwise i will have to perform my first double dip. [​IMG]
     
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    Ron: my guess is that this is the same 2-disc SE with some additional "added value" material thrown in like the WB/Creative Design sets (poster, CD, script, etc)
     
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    Oh.. you diddn't see the 'superbit' logo on the back of the box.. with a DTS track ? [​IMG]

    J/K

    I have no idea what they have done with this DVD.
     
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    Perhaps they've included the Japanese verions??? I'd buy it again!!!
     
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    Press release from Columbia Tri-Star Home Video:

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    Cult Favorite Comic Masterpiece from The Always Hilarious British Comedy Troupe
    Premieres with The Ultimate Collector's Edition

    ************************************************** *******************
    MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
    Collectors Edition
    ************************************************** *******************

    Two-Disc Special Edition DVD
    Plus Bonus Exclusive Collectible Premiums
    Available Specially Packaged Together on September 16

    Culver City, CA (July 10, 2003) - A must-have for any comedy fan, Columbia TriStar
    Home Entertainment will debut the unique and definitive Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Collectors Edition featuring the famed comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail Special
    Edition Two-Disc DVD, which includes hours of hilarious bonus features plus exclusive
    collectible premiums including a film cel senitype and paperback version of the script. Available
    for a limited time only, the Monty Python and the Holy Grail Collector's Edition DVD Gift Set
    will debut September 16 at the price of $49.95 SLP.

    A hysterical, historical comedic tour-de-force featuring the "inspired lunacy" (Los
    Angeles Times) and "marvelously zany humor" (Newsweek) of the original Monty Python troupe
    including John Cleese (Rat Race), Eric Idle (Nuns on the Run), Graham Chapman (Yellowbeard)
    and Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda) from acclaimed directors Terry Gilliam (The Fisher
    King, Time Bandits, Brazil) and Terry Jones (Jabberwocky, Life of Brian), Monty Python and the
    Holy Grail has long been revered as one of the best comedies in film history and reached cult
    favorite status with loyal fans for years.

    With their trademark insolent, intellectual humor and gross caricatures, the Monty Python
    gang spoofs the medieval legend of King Arthur and The Knights of the Roundtable and
    discovers some truly brilliant comedic moments including the deadly encounter with the "Killer
    Rabbit" and the dreaded "Knights Who Says 'Nee!'"

    SPECIAL EDITION DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:
    DISC ONE
    Commentary by directors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, plus general complaints and back-
    biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin
    "Follow The Killer Rabbit" featurette
    On-screen Screenplay
    Extra 24 seconds of footage
    Special feature for the Hard of Hearing
    High definition widescreen presentation
    Soundtrack in glorious 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Mono soundtrack in glorious old-fashioned mono
    Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
    Subtitles For People Who Don't Like The Film
    Animated menus
    Scene selections

    DISC TWO
    Three Mindless Sing-Alongs
    Join Michael Palin and Terry Jones in their special feature documentary "The Quest for the
    Holy Grail Locations"
    "How to Use Your Coconuts" (an educational film)
    "On Location with The Pythons" - 18 min. location report made in 1974 by BBC Film Night
    "Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO" short film
    Interactive Cast Directory
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Japanese (with English subtitles)
    Theatrical Trailers
    Weblinks

    Rated PG
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 91 Minutes
    Catalog # 01293 / UPC Code: 0-43396-01293-6
    Order Date: 08/14/03
    DVD SLP: $49.95

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