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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Blu-ray

Posted May 30, 2013 09:12 AM by Webmaster

Universal 100thIn celebration of the film's 30th anniversary, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray debut of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, which stars John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman. The Blu-ray edition includes a new, exclusive cast reunion and a variety of additional bonus features, and is set to arrive on October 8th.

Synopsis: In the early 1980s, The Meaning of Life brought all the loyal Pythons back together, sharing writing responsibilities as they returned to their much loved sketch show format, with Terry Jones directing and John Goldstone producing. With roles ranging from The Grim Reaper to the legendary Mr. Creosote, the Python troupe first left audiences in stitches in 1983 with iconic scenes such as "The Miracle of Birth," "Live Organ Transplants" and the outrageous "The Autumn Years."

The Blu-ray release of The Meaning of Life features a 1080p video presentation, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, and the following extras:

    Blu-ray Exclusives

    • The Meaning of Life 30th Anniversary Reunion - Sit down with the surviving members of Monty Python for a funny, enlightening trip down memory lane. 30 years after making The Meaning of Life, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunite for a new hour-long conversation about the last movie they made together. From the beach in Jamaica where it was written to the hilarious ideas that didn't make the cut, the Pythons provoke laughter and thought with a wide-ranging discussion about comedy, society, the universe and the biggest mystery of all why are fish funny? Once you hear the Python perspective on Life, you'll never see the movie the same way again.
    • Sing-Along Version: Sing Along with the Film


    Other Bonus Features

    • 2003 Prologue by Eric Idle
    • Feature Commentary with Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam
    • The Snipped Bits: Seven Deleted Scenes
    • The Meaning of Making The Meaning of Life
    • Educational Tips to Prepare You for Life in the Real World
    • Un Film de John Cleese: A Trailer for the John Cleese Version of the Film
    • Remastering a Masterpiece: How to Revive an Old Master
    • Song and Dance: A Featurette About Two of the Film's Musical Numbers
    • Songs Unsung: Alternate Versions of Original Songs
    • Selling The Meaning of Life: In Your Face Promotional Material
    • Virtual Reunion: The Pythons Together Again
    • What Fish Think: Go Into the Minds of Fish
    • Soundtrack for the Lonely: A Soundtrack for People Watching at Home Alone



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (29 comments)



movieman1979
  May 30, 2013
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"Always look on the briiiiight side of life...Day 1, Day 1 Day 1 Day 1."

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mreeves83
  May 30, 2013
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Can't wait for this! Now we just need Criterion to release their version of Life of Brian.

lordmorpheus72
  May 30, 2013
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DAY 1!

ozzsoad
  May 30, 2013
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Yes! Finally. Can't wait to place this alongside Holy Grail and Life of Brian on my shelf. Also looking forward to the new reunion feature.

Canvas of Flesh
  May 30, 2013
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About fucking time!!!
TTC1984
  May 30, 2013
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Every sperm is sacred.... let's hope the transfer on this disc is too.

tru blu
  May 30, 2013
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This is fantastic news. MUST OWN

FRAK
  May 30, 2013
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Excellent news!!! And this reminds me that I need to update my organ donor status.

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BHolst
  May 30, 2013
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Maitre d': Good evening sir and how are we today?
Mr. Creosote: Better.
Maitre d': Better?
Mr. Creosote: Better get a bucket. I'm gonna throw up.

It's been a while since I watched this, so this is great news!

Maggot
  May 30, 2013
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May we have your liver.........day one!
Alex82
  May 30, 2013
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Not as good as Life of Brian or The Holy Grail, but still miles ahead of most comedies.

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Ator the Invincible
  May 30, 2013
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Long overdue. And another DVD bites the dust...

Catastrophe
  May 30, 2013
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Wow, this came right out of left field. I had no idea this was on the way :P Can't wait to pick it up! The Meaning of Life is my favourite of the Python films.
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bluknight1
  May 30, 2013
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@Adam_ME Me too. I swear, if Universal uses an old DNR'd and EE'd transfer for this....

starman15317
  May 30, 2013
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Sweet
Nailwraps
  May 30, 2013
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YAY!!!!!!
BrentLW
  May 30, 2013
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Another HD-DVD to replace. I can't wait to get this one. This will definitely be a day one purchase

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repete66211
  May 30, 2013
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Ha, I was just looking at my DVDs making a Blu-ray wish list. This is on it. I love The Meaning of Life. The organ donor sequence is goddam brilliant.
mjbethancourt
  May 30, 2013
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This has been at the top of my "must-haves" since the day blu-ray came out. It's about damn time.

Tom Servo
  May 30, 2013
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Day -0.233453 baby, yeah!!!

Bluyoda
  May 30, 2013
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I was thinking about this today!!! DAY 1!!!! Please have a beautiful DNR free transfer!!!! Can't wait!!

frogmort
  May 30, 2013
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"Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?"

One of my most wanted blu-rays! Only 101 days left to go.

Brian81
  May 30, 2013
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"Remastering a Masterpiece: How to Revive an Old Master"


Add VDNR!!!!

Harlock415
  May 30, 2013
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Oh hells yeah!

BobbyPeru
  May 30, 2013
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Sweet ! Hopefully Flying Circus will be released by somebody soon.

CandyStalker
  May 30, 2013
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"You Americans, you're always talking! You talk and you talk and you say, 'let me tell ya something', and 'I just wanna say this'! Well yer dead now!"
billyearle
  May 30, 2013
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Just in time. Now I don't have to order the French BD!
reading this thread, Oh yes, if only the series could be somehow remastered or upgraded, I know most of it is on low-fi video, but surely it could look better.
aardvark77
  May 31, 2013
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Have a mint!
F....Off, I'm full.
notman
  May 31, 2013
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Finally get get rid of the HD-DVD.


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