Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Immaculate ed. ; [widescreen version].
2 videodiscs (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; remastered in High Definition.
In English, with optional subtitles in English or Portuguese.
Title from container.
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.
Writers, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin ; producer, John Goldstone ; designer, Terry Gilliam ; director, Terry Jones.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
MPAA rating: R.
Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its center is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem in a stable next door, who, by a series of absurd circumstances is caught up in the new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah, providing ample opportunity for the entire ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view.
Special features (disc 2): An all-new hour-long revelation "The story of Brian" from Monty Python; an original illustrated 110-minute recording by The Pythons of their early screenplay in progress; commentary by Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle & Terry Jones; commentary by John Cleese & Michael Palin; original radio ads by Mrs. Cleese, Mrs. Idle, Mrs. Gilliam & Michael Palin's dentist; deleted scenes: "Shepherds" (digitally enhanced), "Pilate's wife," "Otto," "The sign that is the sign," "The souvenir salesman."
MW, 11-08; 7-09(rpl)
Life of Brian
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