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The Flying Circus is where Monty Python started - 4 series of TV shows aired between 1969 and 1974 in the UK. Dubbed "The Fathers of Modern British Comedy", it was seen as the start of a new generation of TV comedy when it hit the mainstream and was certainly seen as controversial in its day. Topical issues were included but silliness was the main theme, and seeing the "everyday" portrayed at a tangent was the order of the day. The team's (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) classical education also is reflected in some of the more esoteric pieces. Now with a huge cult following, the Flying Circus appeals to both young and not-so-young.
This collector's set contains every single episode of the sketch comedy genius that was showcased on Monty Python's Flying Circus. Watch the cult British comedians, who have inspired obsessive fandom on the international level, for over 22 hours! For the Python fan, this comprehensive box set is an incredible opportunity to own what is arguably the most innovative, brilliant sketch comedy ever performed.
Actors: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
Format: Box set, PAL
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 8
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 3 Nov 2008
Run Time: 1327 minutes