CELEBRATE MONTY PYTHON’S 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH DEFINITIVE PYTHON ANTHOLOGY
Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the simultaneous release of “Monty Python: Almost The Truth - The Lawyer’s Cut” on DVD [EMDV762] and Blu-ray [ERBRD5041] on 26 October 2009. This release marks the 40th Anniversary of the first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus being broadcast on the BBC (on October 5th 1969). The legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python will get in front of the camera one last time in this retelling of the entire Python phenomenon from start to finish. The DVD / Blu-ray release will be preceded by a theatrical release and a worldwide TV broadcast.
The Monty Python troupe is John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman. This release will feature interviews with all of the surviving Python members, along with archive representation for the late Graham Chapman. The Pythons will tell their life story and reveal deeper truths alongside the more tried and tested Python history lessons.
“This is the documentary I always hoped that would be made - something so complete and so faithful to the truth that I don't need to watch it,” said Terry Jones.
This series will study the Pythons up close and through the eyes of their contemporaries and fans: rock stars, comedians, actors, politicians, writers, broadcasters, religious groups, Python-haters and potential axe murderers. Every opinion on Monty Python will be brought to life on-screen for the first time with never-before-seen material. Dozens of featured guest interviews will include Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Bruce Dickinson, Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels, Jeff Bridges, Eddie Izzard, Olivia Harrison, Steven Merchant, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Roth, Seth Green, and Hugh Hefner among many others.