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Monty Python fans everywhere woke up on Tuesday to the exciting news of an official reunion.
Since 1983's The Meaning of Life, the surviving members have yet to embark on a proper, official Monty Python project together. However, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle are to reunite for a special stage production.
As Eddie Izzard wrote on Twitter: "Monty Python reforming to do a gig is as big as The Beatles reforming to do a gig."
To mark this monumental comedy moment, Digital Spy takes a look back at 30 years of near-misses, almosts-but-not-quites and other mini-reunions that have led to today's (November 21) press conference.
Released shortly after The Meaning of Life, this comedy was written by Graham Chapman, alongside Peter Cook and Python collaborator Bernard McKenna. Centred around Chapman's pirate who is imprisoned for tax evasion, it also starred John Cleese and Eric Idle in minor roles. »
Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 8, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
30 years after the comedy movie was shown in theaters, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life is available on high-definition Blu-ray with a new reunion featurette.
The film is a throwback to the British troupe’s older TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In The Meaning of Life, the players thread together a number of sketches examing… well, life.
John Cleese (Winnie the Pooh), Michael Palin (Arthur Christmas), Terry Gilliam (Brazil), Terry Jones (TV’s The Legend of Dick and Dom), Eric Idle (Shrek the Third) and the late Graham Chapman (Yellowbeard) deal out the laughs in such iconic scenes as “The Miracle of Birth,” “Live Organ Transplants” and “The Autumn Years.”
The Blu-ray contains two new special features:
“The Meaning of Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Reunion,” an hour-long conversation with the whole team talking about the last movie they made together. »
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