The Secret Policeman's Ball (3-DVD)

The Secret Policeman's Ball (3-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Shout Factory Theatr
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Screen Format Note: Widescreen 16:9
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Introduction: Introductions - Martin Lewis, Co-Creator
    • Audio Commentary: Martin Lewis, Co-Creator
    • Previews: Rare Promotional TV Spots
    • Unavailable U.S. Releases Sequences
    • Bonus Footage:
      1. Ultra Rare Comedy and Music Performances
      2. News Footage

Disc 1:

  • Features - The Balls:
    1. Pleasure At Her Majesty's - 1976
    2. The Secret Policeman's Ball - 1979

Disc 2:

  • Features - The Balls:
    1. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball - 1981
    2. The Secret Policeman's Third Ball - 1987

Disc 3:

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: Remember The Secret Policeman's Ball' - 2004
  • Features - The Balls:
    1. The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball - 1989

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , , , , , , , &
Music by , , , , , , , , , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 01/30/2009
"[A] hilarious 1976 version of Monty Python's 'Dead Parrot sketch makes this most iconic of skits seem fresh." -- Grade: B

Product Description:

Watch as John Cleese, Michael Palin, Peter Cook, and Rowan Atkinson prove that brilliant comedians have hearts too! THE SECRET POLICEMAN'S BALL, a stunning performance of British comedy, was produced to benefit the human rights organization, Amnesty International. Some Monty Python members join up with equally witty compatriates to perform skits like "Cheese Shop," "Four Yorkshiremen," "The Schoolmaster," and "The Name's The Game." In addition, The Who's famed guitarist Pete Townshend performs an acoustic version of the hit from the rock opera TOMMY -- "Pinball Wizard."

Product Description:

The Secret Policeman's Balls is a legendary series of benefit shows staged to raise funds for Amnesty International. Beginning in 1976, they have featured the cream of Britain's comedians and musicians, and laid the groundwork for high-profile charity events, including Live Aid. The 3-DVD set The Secret Policeman's Balls collects the five biggest and best Balls, featuring Monty Python's John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Beyond The Fringe's Dudley Moore and Peter Cook, Billy Connolly, Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) and Hugh Laurie (House M.D.). In addition to the comics, the shows feature historic “unplugged” performances by Pete Townshend, Sting, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Peter Gabriel, Donovan, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Kate Bush and Joan Armatrading. Also featured are rare duets from guitar legends Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins.

Plot Keywords:

Benefit Concerts | British Comedy | Comedy Skits | Music | Sketch Comedy | Standup Comedy

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  • Sales Rank: 103,260
  • UPC: 826663110302
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