Macs and Monty Python

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  1. Dignan macrumors 6502a

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    I was watching special edition dvd of the holy grail, and they have a featurette where they go back 25 years later to most of the main locations. When they were at the cave, they were trying to find a hill where the holy hand grenade was, and so to jog their memory, they broke out a powerbook G3 and played the dvd on a scenic scottish hillside. They commented about how 25 years ago you could only see the movie in a theater, and now you can play it widescreen on this marvelous little machine...

    Duke, I figured you would like that.

    "She turned me into a newt!!!"
    "A newt?!"
    "....I got better"
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Macs and Monty Python

    A PB G3? Shame it wasn't a new PB G4, but never mind.
    Pretty cool none the less :D
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    awhh, damn, I just have the silly deluxe widescreen version. Going to have to rent that at least, to see the extra bits.

    Funny that you brought MP up, I just bought Life of Brian yesterday -

    for Grail scripts with inline sounds, check here:
    http://www.montypython.net/grailmm.php

    Does the DVD have any other extras?

    D
     
  4. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tons of extras...and is very worth it...List of extras is as follows...

    • Commentary by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, plus general complaints and back-biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin
    • Theatrical trailer(s)
    • High definition widescreen presentation with pink frilly edges
    • Subtitles for People Who Don't Like the Film (taken from Shakespeare's Henry IV, part II) On-Screen Screenplay: read the screenplay while you watch the film
    • Exciting "Follow The Killer Rabbit" Feature!
    • A special version for the Hard of Hearing
    • A glorious extra 24 seconds absolutely free
    • Three Mindless Sing-Alongs
    • Join Michael Palin and Terry Jones in their special documentary: The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations
    • How To Use Your Coconuts (an educational film)
    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail In Lego
    • "On Location with The Pythons". Genuine 18 min. location report made in 1974 by BBC Film Night. (broadcast December 19, 1974)
    • An Interactive Cast Directory - discover just how many roles Michael Palin plays
    • Tons of Terry Gilliam's original sketches plus posters
    • Behind-the-Scenes Photos - hitherto unseen by human eyes
    • A Load of Old Rubbish - a surprise package of mystery items specially included for the mentally challenged
    • How the directors' recce used up the budget
    • Widescreen letterbox format

    Seems like its something you would like...
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Geez, u guys seem to be big fans of Monty Pyton, is it/was it very big in the states then?
     
  6. britboy macrumors 68030

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    I'll bet that back when they were filming it 25-odd years ago they didn't dream they'd be able to come back and watch some of the best comedy ever, on location.

    I'd like to get the whole collection. Just got Life of Brian so far......

    "Always look on the bright side of life......" :D :D
     
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Dignan-
    You forgot the best part...the Japanese translations!:D

    Man, they slaughtered the script so bad, it's hilarious.

    MP is fairly popular here in the states, especially on "Comedy Central", a cable channel devoted to comedy programming.

    I don't think many of the younger kids these days are familiar with it...but my parents exposed me to them early on.:eek:

    My all-time favorite: The Fish Slapping Dance
     
  8. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Damn....

    I have never seen monty python. My baseball coach says he is hilarious, and I should watch him sometime...
     
  9. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Damn....

    It is/was a group of guys, not just one.

    And they are/were hilarious.:D
     
  10. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    LOL, sorry, guess I will have to rent it tonight!

    Wait, its fathers day...tomorrow night!!!
     
  11. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    make it a fathers day celebration
     
  12. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Man, I haven't seen neither Holy Grail or Life of Brian... the damn Japanese rental stores don't even have them... grrr :mad:

    But, I have seen Flying Circus and Meaning of Life... and they are both soo HILARIOUS!!!!! hehehe.. Monty Python is just starting to become big here.. its weird... after so long... oh well...

    I'm gonna have to use my summer job pay to buy the DVDs... I guess it will be worth it :D :D




    irmongoose
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I need to get Meaning of Life, I've got the first seasons dvds (great sketches) and they have a whole bunch more.

    MoL - Mr. Creosote is so friggin nasty - 'wafer thin mint, sir?' 'aw, piss off!'
     
  14. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    "Oh, c'mon, it's only wahfer thin"
     
  15. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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    Monty Python is the BEST.

    If you watch Python, you can see so much that is not only funny but incredible intelligent. It is without a doubt some of the best commentary on human existence that has ever been fabricated for the box called television.

    Of course, the movie "The Meaning Of Life" really does have the meaning of life.

    My favorite part is when death confronts the americans after eating the bad fish.

    "You americans talk talk talk, well your dead now so shut up!"
     
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    "No. I couldn't take another bite. Now bog off!"
     

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