The Life of Brian gets an immaculate conception
Monty Python tackled the big subjects for satire in Monty Python’s Life of Brian which will be coming to a nice special edition DVD and Blu-ray.
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 centre is Brian Cohen, born in Bethlehem,
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 (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry
Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) 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
The features on the DVD and Blu-ray editions are the same including the hour long featurette The Story of Brian a readthrough recording of the early screenplay in progress, radio ads, deleted scenes and two audio commentaries.
The discs arrive on November 6th and will carry suggested retail prices of $24.96 (DVD) and $28.95 (BD).
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