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Monty Python and the Holy Grail Blu-ray

Posted January 6, 2012 07:36 AM by Josh Katz

Sony PicturesIn March, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Blu-ray. This classic comedy filters King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table's epic search for the Holy Grail through the absurdist sensibilities of the Monty Python's Flying Circus troupe.

Far from a traditional hero's journey, the quest - as depicted in the film - shows Arthur (Graham Chapman, Monty Python's Life of Brian) beset at all turns by dangers such as cow-catapulting Frenchmen, the dreaded Knights who say Ni, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, and the beyond-tenacious Black Knight.

Sony's Blu-ray/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in its 1.66:1 original aspect ratio with both 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and LPCM monaural soundtracks. The disc also contains a number of bonus supplements, including:
  • Commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, plus general complaints and back-biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin
  • The Holy Book of Days Second Screen Experience
  • Join Michael Palin and Terry Jones in their special documentary The Quest For The Holy Grail Locations
  • Monty Python And The Holy Grail In Lego! feature
  • Japanese version
  • How To Use Your Coconuts (An Educational Film) feature
  • BBC Film Night feature
  • Terry Gilliam introduces his lost animation reel
  • Terry Jones introduces the outtakes
  • Meanwhile, King Arthur & Sir Bedevere... feature
  • Elephant & Castle feature
  • Run Away! feature
  • The Tale of Sir Robin feature
  • The Tale of Sir Lancelot feature
  • Three Mindless Sing-Alongs feature
  • Henry 4th feature
  • Cast directory photo gallery
Monty Python and the Holy Grail streets on March 6th.





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

News comments (64 comments)



miTfan3
  Jan 06, 2012
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Day one. Awesome news.

PossumPete
  Jan 06, 2012
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Camelot!

jaws3dfan
  Jan 06, 2012
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Day One!

coolkev1701
  Jan 06, 2012
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It's only a flesh wound! This is awesome news, I can't wait.

mjcavinder
  Jan 06, 2012
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Hell Yes! Thank God this Blu-Ray comes with the Japanese version!...wait a minute...I speak English...oh well it will be funny....hey you guys should checkout John Cleese: The Alimony Tour, you can find it online...damn I need to buy Monty Python: Almost the Truth also on blu-ray....

My favorite scene is Monty Python and the Holy Grail Guarding The Room...if if if if if if uh if if if if if if uh

ghostsofjoy
  Jan 06, 2012
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HELL YES!

Phibes
  Jan 06, 2012
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>Camelot!

It's only a model.

cathexist
  Jan 06, 2012
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...finally!

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Sopranogl
  Jan 06, 2012
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This is great news, my fellow Britons....

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Sopranogl
  Jan 06, 2012
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Ah, shit.... It's a fuckin' combo pack....

jk1138
  Jan 06, 2012
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About time!
paulthefencer
  Jan 06, 2012
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King- "Someday Lad, all this will be yours" Son- "What, the curtains?". Classic stuff. I've had every version of this that's been made. I really hope, though that on the blu-ray they can manage to improve on the picture quality a little. I know they can only do so much. But it'll be great regardless.

CandyStalker
  Jan 06, 2012
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Ni !!

Alex DeLarge
  Jan 06, 2012
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A nice send up of Robert Bresson's LANCELOT OF THE LAKE. Just watch the cross cutting in the Black Knight scene and compare to the first act in Bresson's classic. The Python crew were funny...but also very literate. I can't wait for this on blu!

mjcavinder
  Jan 06, 2012
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Brave Sir Robin ran away, Bravely, ran away...away...When danger reared its ugly head.

ravenus
  Jan 06, 2012
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This blu-ray is MINE!

PBateman87
  Jan 06, 2012
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Whhhat...is your favorite color?
Simonbergeron
  Jan 06, 2012
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35th anniversary? Try 37th...
stratford
  Jan 06, 2012
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so what do we call this then?
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Monty-Python-and-the-Holy-Grail-Blu-ray/29530/
j_adson
  Jan 06, 2012
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@ Phibes- shh!

brainofj72
  Jan 06, 2012
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Holy crap! 2012 keeps getting better and better!

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Toasterlad
  Jan 06, 2012
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Finally, a release date! Been waiting forever for this.
Guy Incognito
  Jan 06, 2012
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What is your favorite color?

Blu...

killermike2178
  Jan 06, 2012
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Yes! We are the Knights who saaaaaaaaay...NI! And now we're in hhhhhhhh...D!

joie
  Jan 06, 2012
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Watched the trailer in 720p ... looks like a bad transfer. Is the actual flick better quality?

rammsteinfan
  Jan 06, 2012
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Ummm, yeah....the 35th anniversary seems a tad late. Definitely cant wait for it.
_ck
  Jan 06, 2012
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Hell yes! I've been wanting this one on Blu-ray for so long. Thrilled to see it come out AND get such deluxe release.

killermike2178
  Jan 06, 2012
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jole I remember the DVD looking better. This is the trailer, and some trailer's just look terrible. Here's the Back to the Future Part II trailer, and tell me the PQ looks good...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UZ0tzuv1VM

killermike2178
  Jan 06, 2012
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Let's see: This trailer has the trailer voice-over God, Don LaFontaine, who died 3 years ago (R.I.P.), saying "Now, for the first time ever on the widescreen...". The 2001 DVD was in widescreen, so this trailer is more than likely from that period, not for the new Blu-ray. So, don't $H!t your britches, thinking "Oh, God! The PQ looks terrible!". Again, the DVD's PQ looks better than this trailer, so fret not.

Canvas of Flesh
  Jan 06, 2012
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About damned time.

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Mark Malmstrøm
  Jan 06, 2012
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I hope we get DENTIST ON THE JOB included

killermike2178
  Jan 06, 2012
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Mark Malmstrom I would certainly hope so. That is one of the funniest jokes in the movie, showing us the wrong movie at first...

killermike2178
  Jan 06, 2012
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Hmmm...they're going back to TrueHD for this blu. I guess since it takes up the least amount of space, compared to the other lossless audio codecs, that probably means they're trying to cram all of the special features from the 2001 DVD all onto one disc, along with new special features, as well. I hope that doesn't affect the PQ, though...
cmay13
  Jan 06, 2012
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awesome news. March 6 is going to be an expensive day.

rltilley
  Jan 06, 2012
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Think I may go out & pick up a shrubbery to celebrate.
GuyOfOwnage
  Jan 06, 2012
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I was *this* closing to caving and buying the HD-DVD, too...

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The Great Artiste
  Jan 06, 2012
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I preordered this last May 2011.

EricJ
  Jan 06, 2012
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As long as they keep the Henry IV subtitles, I'm happy.

swansong
  Jan 06, 2012
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Been waiting for this one. Great news; but as of Jan. 6th 2012 it still can't be pre ordered from Amazon. Oh well, the wait continues.
scottevil50
  Jan 06, 2012
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awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sweet concord!
CamdenN200R
  Jan 06, 2012
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It could grip it by the husk...

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Mark Malmstrøm
  Jan 06, 2012
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ABOUT THE ABOVE LINK for the danish release - i'm the one who adds danish BD releases and have added release dates - the Release date for he danish release could change - if i get informations about it being changed i'll update ASAP and if not i'll udate specs when i get them - and cover - so keep im mind that the release date might get changed

jonnoble27
  Jan 06, 2012
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'COURSE IT'S A GOOD IDEA!
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Imrahil2001
  Jan 06, 2012
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Awesome! Will definitely add this one to my collection.

Bluyoda
  Jan 06, 2012
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It will be mine! Watch this tons of times when I was a kid! Can't wait to revisit it!

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Cplhicks
  Jan 06, 2012
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Japanese version? Is it the whole movie? My wife is Japanese so that could be really cool. The cover art is weird though-- why so much empty space?

Tin Cup
  Jan 06, 2012
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Bring out the Holy Hand Grenade!

Puonti
  Jan 06, 2012
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Cplhicks: I believe the current cover art is a placeholder.
TTC1984
  Jan 06, 2012
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On January 6th, Blu-Ray.com announced that Monty Python and the Holy Grail would be released on Blu.

And there was much rejoicing.

FOOTE
  Jan 06, 2012
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What?! Is your favorite color?

Blue! no, AHHHH!
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russkie
  Jan 06, 2012
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I just now received an email from Amazon saying that my pre-order is cancelled because they won't be able to provide it. So where can I buy this movie in March then???

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Toasterlad
  Jan 06, 2012
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Same thing just happened to me, russkie. If I were cynical, I'd think that Amazon is dropping all pre-orders because the blu-ray will end up costing much more than the $13.99 they were listing it for, and they want to be able to charge more when they re-list it in a month or so. Or maybe their order department is just exceptionally stupid.
Igno-boy
  Jan 06, 2012
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@ Adam_ME It's the mono track or not at all. The re-recorded dialogue is painfully out of place. Palin's voiceover before Scene 23 is particularly bad.

Rich65
  Jan 06, 2012
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Cool News
And those who are not happy about this news
I Fart in your general direction!!!!!

Just Kidding Had to say it. :):):)
Can't Wait I Love This Movie
Dan Average
  Jan 07, 2012
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@Cplhicks "Japanese Version" will probably be the same feature from the SE DVD -- some brief clips from the Japanese dub, with English subtitles (supposedly) translating the Japanese dialogue. I seriously doubt they'll include the entire Japanese dub. The Criterion laserdisc did, but that didn't take up any extra space on the disc, since they had an extra analog track left over.

@killermike2178 That trailer is from the 2001 theatrical reissue. It actually claims "for the first time on the wide screen, digitally remixed with full wraparound stereophonic sound," with "the wide screen" evidently just meaning "the big screen." The 2001 release was the first time the movie had been available with a surround mix instead of the original mono. The movie was of course always widescreen in theaters, and widescreen video versions have been available since the CED in 1983 (http://www.cedmagic.com/featured/monty-python-grail.html).

I agree with others' concerns about the mono mix, they'd better include it.

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The Great Artiste
  Jan 07, 2012
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I preordered this last May 2011.

UPDATE: The same day, Amazon sends me a notification that they are cancelling my order, as they do not know when it will be released. WTF????

I preordered at $ 13.99. Looks like they are welching on the price. Bastards!!!!

rockinrick
  Jan 07, 2012
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"You crazy Englishman I fart in your general direction" I haven't seen this in years. Can't wait !

EPOCH
  Jan 07, 2012
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First day for me can't wait!!!!!

Verbal
  Jan 08, 2012
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I'll take five copies!
*Three sir!*
Three copies!

bpmford
  Jan 08, 2012
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I am so gitty right now!!!!!!!

arc trooper
  Jan 08, 2012
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oh yes please.... the wait is killing me going to freeze myself!
Dan Average
  Jan 10, 2012
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Up again at Amazon. Price is now $14.99. People who wrote in after the earlier pre-orders were canceled were told their original price would be honored, but you'll have to send them an email to get it.

Blu-Jawa
  Jan 10, 2012
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Cool Film will get.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CLwxObfaNE&feature=colike

Lyle_JP
  Jan 10, 2012
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It better have the original mono track. The 5.1 mix is a mess.


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