Python & Holy Grail: SE - Quite Nice!

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  1. AaronJB

    AaronJB Second Unit

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    I'm partly through watching the new "Holy Grail" special edition from Columbia/Tristar and so far, I'm quite pleased. The new anamorphic transfer is an imrpovement, although there are still some definite print flaws to contend with at times. The new Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack certainly isn't agressive (nor did I expect it to be so), but I was certainly pleased with the fact that it sounded noticably clearer and cleaner.
    The disc also comes in a nifty shimmery slip-case and has tons of cool extras - two commentaries and lots of goodies on the second disc.
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  2. SteveGon

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    Aaron, you *&$%#@*!!! [​IMG] I want my copy, now!
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  3. Jon Robertson

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    Two commentaries?!
    Hit me so I know I'm not dreaming... [​IMG]
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    Can you say who's on each commentary and is it a separately recorded then edited or group affair?
    What's the "Follow the Killer Rabbit" feature? Occasional video footage of the commentary recordings? Trivia?
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  4. David Singleton

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    What?!?!
    You say you've already got one!? How can that be?
    I was sent by God on a mission to search...
    Oh, nevermind...
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    [Edited last by David Singleton on October 15, 2001 at 12:50 PM]
     
  5. Jeff Ulmer

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    I'm not liking the sound of "shimmery slipcase". Could you elaborate? Is this another cardboard abomination?
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  6. Chris Rock

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    He told us he's already got one. (snicker, snicker)
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  7. CharlesD

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    Five commentaries? wow can't wait to hear those. Oh.. sorry thats two commentaries, still prety good I'd say. I'm very much looking forward to this set even though I already got one (its very nice!) but this one should be better yet!
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    Is that the African or European version?
     
  9. Larry Schneider

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    Is it still Castle Anthrax? Or did they re-do the soundtrack for sensitivities' sake.
     
  10. Jon Robertson

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    I think it would hardly be seen as insensitive, to be honest, simply because it's such a throwaway line. And there is no way they would ever alter the soundtrack.
    The worst they would do is delay the street date a few months, but they've probably started shipping their stocks by now, and a recall might not be feasible.
    [Edited last by Jon Robertson on October 15, 2001 at 02:26 PM]
     
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  12. Larry Schneider

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    Jon, did you think I was serious?
     
  13. Ryan Spaight

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    Larry, it's getting to the point where the ludicrious has become reality. I read a bit on reel.com the other day that said they're re-looping a bit of dialogue in the rerelease of E.T. to eliminate a line where Elliot's mother says a kid in a Halloween costume looks like "a terrorist."
    Honestly, nothing would surprise me at this point.
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  15. Ryan Spaight

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    Well, harrumph. So what was Dee Wallace Stone on when she made those statements, anyway? Maybe they're replacing the revised line with yet another iteration. Never mind.
    I am looking forward to finally retiring my Criterion LD of Holy Grail to the archive (but I'm hanging onto it).
    Ryan
     
  16. AaronJB

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    The "shimmery slipcase" is made out of clear plastic. It's sort of like the "Superbit" situation, where you have a nice cover for the usual case.
    Commentary One: Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam
    Commentary Two: Eric Idle, Michael Palin and John Cleese
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    Aaron, does disc two include the whole film in Japanese or just clips of the film in Japanese?
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  19. Ryan Spaight

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    There's an article here that talks about the new disc, including the surprising news that the Gilliam/Jones commentary is ported from the Criterion LD. This is a great track, and one that's got sentimental value for me because it's the first commentary I ever heard.
    Wonder how Columbia pulled that off? Probably a situation like Boogie Nights where Python, not Criterion, owned the track.
    In any case, this disc is getting cooler and cooler. Can't wait for "Knights of the Roundtable" done in LEGOs.
    Ryan
    [Edited last by Ryan Spaight on October 16, 2001 at 09:38 AM]
     
  20. Yohan Pamudji

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    I can't wait for this DVD to come out! It's about time that this movie got the treatment it deserves. One more week...
    Btw, you can catch the LEGO animated rendition at LEGO's website.
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