Courtesy of the ever useful BBFC classifications website, we can see that just last week the upcoming, multi-part Monty Python doc Almost the Truth: The Lawyer’s Cut was granted a 15 cert. for DVD distribution. What’s more, they gave us a full break down of the series by episode, and also a complete listing of the bonus sketches, extra interviews and deleted scenes included.
Also noted is that the documentary has three directors, including Alan Parker who we already knew about, and Bill Jones and Ben Timlett, both of whom are news to me; and that Simon Pegg, Dan Aykroyd, Russell Brand, Tim Roth, Seth Green, Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard and Jimmy Fallon will all be appearing.
I’ve tried to make sense of all of the extra info for you after the break.
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Some of the performers of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre have banded together to create a new comedy short which shows what some of the classic sketches might look like if they were directed by some of the famous film directors of today. The video imagines what it would be like if Wes Anderson directed Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First?”, Michael Moore directed Monty Python’s “The Ministry of Silly Walks”, and Quentin Tarantino directed The Kids in the Hall’s “I’m Crushing Your Head”? Watch the video after the jump.
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Terry Gilliam is the greatest film director in the history of cinema. I’m glad I got that of my chest so early in my /Filming career. Now we’ve covered it, we can move on… to a Gilliam-centric news piece.
iTunes are now offering the Monty Python back catalogue, including Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life and Live at the Hollywood Bowl, alongside the entire run of Flying Circus. The movies can be purchased for a cent under $10 or rented for a cent under $3, the shows purchased for a cent under $2. Grab the lot and put the saved cent in a jar each time and by the time you’re over-Pythoned you’ll have enough for a second hand DVD copy of Gilliam’s first non-Python work, Jabberwocky. Too tight for even that? Then you’re in luck: there’s a link to something free after the break. Read More »