More Life of Brian Woes
It would appear that our news story regarding the Paramount release of Monty Python's The Life of Brian in 4:3 Full Frame with a retail price of £19.99 has struck a chord amongst our readers (just read the comments after our news story for proof!) while one reader in particular, Markus Stolt, kindly shed some light on just how ridiculous this release would appear to be!
Markus kindly informed us about a Scandinavian release of this comedy classic by a video distributor, FutureFilm, who released The Life of Brian on DVD in Scandinavia back on the 10th April this year. Featuring an Anamorphic Print that would appear to have been struck off the same restored master that Criterion created (and used for their own release) this version features an equally tasty transfer. While the extra features are limited to a Theatrical Trailer and Talent Files the Finnish/Swedish/Norwegian/Danish subtitles are all removable but what really shows how badly we are being treated in the UK is how this Scandinavian release is part of a Budget range and is available for a mere £7!
Anyone who is interested can take a look at this release at NetAnttila but the DVDTimes team still whole-heartedly recommend the superb Criterion Edition of Monty Python's The Life of Brian.