UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 30th anniversary, re-live every side-splitting comedic moment, every outrageous vignette and every tasteless joke, as Monty Python's The Meaning of Life commands your attention once again. The classic Python film will debut on Blu-ray™ on October 8, 2013 with Digital Copy & UltraViolet™, and is packed with extra features including a nostalgic cast reunion featurette The Meaning of Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Reunion, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The Meaning of Life brought all the loyal Pythonites back together, sharing writing responsibilities as they returned to their much loved sketch show format, with Terry Jones directing and John Goldstone producing. Bringing to life roles ranging from The Grim Reaper to the legendary Mr. Creosote are John Cleese (Faulty Towers; A Fish Called Wanda) Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Brazil), Eric Idle (What About Dick?, Shrek the Third), Terry Jones (Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda, Time Bandits) and the late Graham Chapman (Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail).
The Meaning of Life stirred the senses of audiences in 1983 with iconic scenes such as 'The Miracle of Birth,' 'Live Organ Transplants' and the outrageous segment 'The Autumn Years' leaving audiences, new and old, riotously entertained.
ALL-NEW EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™
- THE MEANING OF MONTY PYTHON: 30TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION - Sit down with Monty Python for a funny, enlightening trip down memory lane. 30 years after making The Meaning of Life, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunite for a new hour-long conversation about the last movie they made together. From the beach in Jamaica where it was written to the hilarious ideas that didn't make the cut, the Pythons provoke laughter and thought with a wide-ranging discussion about comedy, society, the universe and the biggest mystery of all – why are fish funny? Once you hear the Python perspective on Life, you'll never see the movie the same way again.
- SING-ALONG VERSION
OTHER BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™
- 2003 PROLOGUE BY ERIC IDLE
- HILARIOUS FEATURE COMMENTARY with Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam
- THE SNIPPED BITS: Seven Deleted Scenes
- THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
- The Meaning of Making The Meaning of Life
- Educational Tips To Prepare You For Life In The Real World
- Un Film De John Cleese: A Trailer For the John Cleese Version Of The Film
- Remastering A Masterpiece: How To Revive An Old Master
- SONG AND DANCE: A Featurette About Two Of The Film's Musical
- SONGS UNSUNG: Alternate Versions Of The Original Songs
- SELLING THE MEANING OF LIFE: In Your Face Promotional Material
- Virtual Reunion: The Pythons Together Again
- What Fish Think: Go Into the Minds of Fish
- SOUNDTRACK FOR THE LONELY: A Soundtrack For People Watching At Home Alone
CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Screenwriters: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Producer: John Goldstone
Director of Photography: Peter Hannan and Roger Pratt
Production Design: Harry Lange
Editor: Julian Doyle
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Street Date: October 8, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61115283
Running Time: Feature 1 hour, 48 mins; Bonus Features 5 hours, 49 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Languages/Subtitles: English and French Audio; English and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono (French)
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