‘Holy Grail’ found in lost Monty Python animation

Following last night’s 40th anniversary re-release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (in sing-along fashion, no less), comes the brilliant news that 14 minutes of ‘lost’ animation has been discovered that never made it to the film when it was released back in 1975. Kind of like finding the ‘Holy Grail’ of sorts if you think […]

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Grab your coconuts! It’s ‘Holy Grail Day 2015’!

Happy Holy Grail Day 2015! To commemorate, and celebrate, the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, arguably the funniest comedy in the history of cinema comedy, will be re-released in both the UK and in the U.S. for one night, and one night only. That ‘one night only’ is TONIGHT (October 14) courtesy of Park […]

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More ‘lost’ At Last the 1948 Show episodes discovered.

The British Film Institute unearthed a valuable piece of television history this week. Two more missing episodes of the cult comedy, At Last the 1948 Show, which was a precursor to Monty Python’s Flying Circus, have been found 48 years after they aired. Named for a joke about how long it took TV commissioners to make a […]

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Fawlty Towers’ Gleneagles Hotel to get retirement living makeover?

40 years ago this coming Saturday, the first episode of, arguably, the best comedy series ever to be shown on telly premiered on BBC2. Fawlty Towers has long been said to have been based on the experiences of the Monty Python comedy team staying at the Gleneagles Hotel in the seaside town of Torquay. The idea came from […]

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Time for #TBT and a bit of “making of” gold from ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’

As we continue our 40th anniversary look back at what is, perhaps, the greatest comedy film of all-time, we found a gem from the DVD extras of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group, the film was conceived during the hiatus between the third and fourth series of their BBC television program, Monty […]

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It worked for the Monty Python’s Holy Grail, why not Shaun of the Dead?

Monty Python‘s first foray into film was a compilation of sketches from their first two television series called And Now For Something Completely Different. While Monty Python and the Holy Grail was considered the comedy troupe’s first “proper” film, it was immediately hailed as comic genius and achieved widespread success both from a critical and audience standpoint.It still lives on […]

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Get a glimpse of ‘Absolutely Anything’

Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World’s End),  stars as Neil Clarke, a teacher at a failing secondary school who is unexpectedly given the power to do anything by simply saying it so by a group of power-crazed aliens. Sounds harmless enough, right? Well, maybe not as the ‘aliens’ aren’t quite what you’d […]

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