Monty Python And Now For Something Completely Different PG

If the Motion Picture Industry dies… Monty Python killed it!
Monty Python - And Now For Something Completely
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 8, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Talent and Filmographies

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Written by , , , , &
Cinematography by &
Art Direction by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Say no more, say no more, know what I mean, nudge, nudge."--Bachelor (Eric Idle) "I'm afraid I don't quite follow you."--Squire (Terry Jones)
"Follow me, follow me. That's good, that's good. A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat."
  - Bachelor
"Now that's what I call a dead parrot."--Praline (John Cleese)
"Nah, he's stunned."
  - Shopkeeper (Michael Palin)

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh91%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 22

Upright87%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 63,504
There are a few weak sequences, but everything moves at such a smart pace that it hardly matters and some of the others, anyway, are pure joy. Full Review
New York Magazine/Vulture
Oct 17, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- Although the cast is brilliant and the material generally funny, the film fails to take advantage of the big-screen format. Full Review
TV Guide
May 14, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Old-school fans will dig it, and Python newcomers will see what all the fuss is about.
Filmcritic.com
Oct 11, 2005
The first feature-length Monty Python film is a collection of some of their best bits from the show. Full Review
Austin Chronicle
Oct 1, 2003
However, by refilming the sketches for a cinematic format, with new editing, camerawork, close-ups ... yet without the give-and-take energy of a live studio audience, what on TV was seat-of-the-pants fresh is here flat and overproduced. Full Review
DVDJournal.com
Apr 8, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- Como toda antologia, tem momentos mais e menos inspirados, mas, de modo geral, impressiona por sua inventividade.
Cinema em Cena
Aug 6, 2005
Rating: B -- Essential viewing for fans of Monty Python and British comedy, this film consists of some wonderful sketches, even though Terry Gilliam doesn't appear in them. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Aug 17, 2011

Product Description:

Monty Python is actually a comedy troupe consisting of British actors Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and American Terry Gilliam (BRAZIL, 12 MONKEYS). The troupe evolved from the Cambridge Footlight Society, a theatrical comedy troupe at Cambridge University. The collective was groundbreaking both in terms of its offbeat acting styles and radical approach to the most controversial subjects of the time, among them sex, politics, and race. Most of the Pythons have gone on to successful careers in entertainment, writing, acting, directing, and more.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT consists of some of Monty Python's funniest sketches from their earliest years together. Director Ian MacNaughton leads John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam on a hysterical romp through familiar Python locales. This includes pet shops; marriage counselor offices; odd London streets; upper-class twits; old ladies on motorcycles, fighting off milkmen; bank robbers; crazy flashers; dirty forks; and killer jokes. The sketches have been re-created for the big screen, without the ever-present laugh track, but are still loaded with Gilliam's outrageously funny surreal animation. (Gilliam went through a plethora of different career paths before becoming a director, and at one point was working as an illustrator in a Los Angeles advertising agency.) As in the television show, the skits are linked together through clever animation as well as by characters in uniform (Graham Chapman, in this case) proclaiming, "I'm warning this film not to get silly again." Among Monty Python's favorite targets are the military, the police, the British government, the courts, Mao, Uncle Sam, and television reporters. As always, there are lots of men in drag. Even the closing credits are a riot. But watch out for that 16-ton weight! AND NOW… is a perfect introduction for the viewer who is new to Monty Python's unpredictable comic stylings and brilliant wit in performance.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: August 22, 1972
  • Three of the Pythons were all studying or matriculated at Cambridge University: Graham Chapman was a doctor, John Cleese was studying law, and Eric Idle was an English major. After touring with the Footlights, the Cambridge University comedy theatrical troupe, the three went on (with Terry Gilliam) to write together and become Monty Python.

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