Monty Python's Flying Circus coming to a new limited edition Blu-ray collection
Network have announced their intention to release Monty Python's Flying Circus Norwegian Blu-Ray Edition on 7th October. This brand new, totally remastered set will see the series first release on Blu-ray alongside a collection of books on the production of every episode and some previously unseen footage.
After nearly a decade of research and planning, this is a ground up restoration by Network’s award-winning in-house team working from the best available materials – from first generation 2-inch videotape masters to surviving negative and print film material, scanned in 2K.
The wildly varying picture sources have been graded scene-by-scene and intensively cleaned up. State of the art upscaling of Standard Definition videotape has been deployed with careful use of noise reduction for both video and film grain, resulting in a vastly improved viewing experience all round on Blu-ray High Definition format, far exceeding anything previously available.
The full collection will retail at £100 and will include:
- 7 discs featuring all 45 episodes presented series-by-series, for the first time totally uncut and beautifully restored from original film and videotape elements.
- Limited exploding box Norwegian Blu-ray edition
- Each of the four series comes individually packaged with a book by Andrew Pixley (four books in total) detailing an exhaustive episode-by-episode production history.
- Previously unseen outtakes
- Extended scenes and sketches
- Restored-to-full-length sketches including Ursula Hitler, Cartoon Religions, A Book At Bedtime and more.
- Rare promo films