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Monty Python’s Flying Circus: John Cleese’s Person [DVD] [1969] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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Product Description

The coming together of the influential Python team is regarded as a milestone for modern absurdist comedy, though each of the six members had been doing similar sketch work prior to this first 1969 series, of whose highlights this video consists. The most revolutionary aspect of Python was its eschewal of punch lines, preferring as they did bizarre, surreal links and quantum leaps into the imagination of animator Terry Gilliam. Inevitably, Python has dated. Sketches such as “The Upper Class Twit of the Year” and the “Wink-wink, nudge nudge” man are worn down by familiarity. There’s some clunky stereotyping and “Oo, ducky”-style gay references. That said, much of this still stands up. “Hells Grannies” and the race to find the world’s funniest joke are fine, the Eric Idle-driven documentary spoofs are witty while the Batley Townswomen’s Guild’s re-enactment of Pearl Harbour is intelligently ridiculous. John Cleese, however, stands literally and metaphorically head and shoulders above the rest. His and Chapman’s sketches, involving a mountaineering expedition leader with double vision and an arts TV interviewer who can’t get past the etiquette of how to refer to his guest (“Eddie baby…”) are pursued to their absurd non-conclusions with the remorseless logic of a top-drawer barrister. —David Stubbs

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Additional Information

Actor

Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

AspectRatio

1.33:1

AudienceRating

Unrated (Not Rated)

Binding

DVD

Brand

A&E

CatalogNumberList

MN-B000CRR33S, POMN-B000CRR33S, LNMN-B000CRR33S

Creator

Graham Chapman, Writer, John Cleese, Writer, Terry Gilliam, Writer, Eric Idle, Writer, Terry Jones, Writer, Michael Palin, Writer, Max Samett, Cinematographer, John Howard Davies, Producer

EAN

0733961718133

EANList

0733961718133

Format

Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC

Genre

Comedy

ItemDimensions

53, hundredths-inches, 775, hundredths-inches, 25, hundredths-pounds, 575, hundredths-inches

Label

A&E Home Video

Languages
Manufacturer

A&E Home Video

MPN

AAE-71813

NumberOfDiscs

1

NumberOfItems

1

PackageDimensions

58, hundredths-inches, 710, hundredths-inches, 18, hundredths-pounds, 542, hundredths-inches

PackageQuantity

1

PartNumber

AAE-71813

ProductGroup

DVD

ProductTypeName

ABIS_DVD

Publisher

A&E Home Video

RegionCode

1

ReleaseDate

2006-02-28

RunningTime

30, minutes

Studio

A&E Home Video

UPC

733961718133

UPCList

733961718133

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