Life of Brian (US BD) in January

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian (The Immaculate Edition) on 29th January 2008 priced at $28.95 SRP. Written by and starring the legendary British comedy troupe – Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin – Monty Python’s Life of Brian satirizes the hypocrites, zealots, charlatans and pompous officials that government and organized religion so often attract.

Making its first appearance in High Definition on the Blu-ray Disc format, the digitally remastered Monty Python’s Life of Brian: The Immaculate Edition arrives with a wealth of bonus material: a newly-discovered feature-length recording of the first full-length read through of the Life of Brian script, offering unprecedented insight into the working methods of the Pythons; a newly-created hour-long documentary, “The Story Of Brian,” which examines the challenges the Pythons faced in creating such a revolutionary comedy; five digitally-enhanced deleted scenes; hilarious newly-illustrated radio spots promoting the theatrical release; audio commentaries with Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Terry Jones, as well as John Cleese and Michael Palin.

Extras include:

  • The Story of Brian – An All-New Hour-Long Revelation from Monty Python
  • The Readthrough – An original illustrated 110 minute recording by The Pythons of their early screenplay in progress
  • Four illustrated vintage theatrical radio ads featuring the voices of Mrs. Cleese, Mrs. Idle, Mrs. Gilliam and Michael Palin’s dentist
  • Deleted Scenes:
    • “Shepherds” (digitally enhanced)
    • “Pilate’s Wife”
    • “Otto”
    • “The Sign that is the Sign”
    • “Souvenir Salesman”
  • Audio Commentary with Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle & Terry Jones
  • Audio Commentary with John Cleese & Michael Palin

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