And Now For Something Completely Different 1972 PG CC

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The first Monty Python full-length film features the best of their classic skits and wacky cartoonsfrom their hit TV show.

Starring:
Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Ian MacNaughton
Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Supporting actors Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Connie Booth, Lewis Alexander, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Lesley Judd, King George VI, Richard Nixon, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Fred Wood
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Brian Jay Jones on January 21, 2000
Format: DVD
This was America's first big-screen look at the Pythons -- not a film, per se, but some of the troupe's best sketches from the early years of the TV show, reshot for the screen. As such, yeah, if you've seen the TV shows, you'll know all the words, but isn't that part of the fun?
Actually, some of the sketches DO work better in this film -- the Restaurant Sketch, for example (where every member of a restaurant staff comes to one diner's table to apologize for a dirty fork) comes together better here, if only because it doesn't have the jumpy close-ups of John Cleese ("You bastards!") that break the rhythm of the original TV sketch. Others, such as Dead Parrot and The Lumberjack Song, will work, no matter HOW you do them, and they're just as funny here as they are on TV or live. And the Upperclass Twit of the Year remains a highlight of this film, and of the early TV years as well.
If you're collecting the complete TV series that A&E is presently releasing, then you've already got all the sketches shown here. But that's no reason to stay away from ANFSCD -- it's a great way to introduce the uninitiated to the Pythons. And for those who are already fans and may own the TV sketches, it's STILL interesting to compare the filmed sketches with their TV counterparts.
Ultimately, ANFSCD still holds up, even three decades later. Check it out.
"And now, a man with a tape recorder up his brother's nose..."
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Kevin L. Nenstiel TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 17, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This movie introduces no new material to Monty Python's body of work. It selects several key routines from the first two series of Monty Python's Flying Circus and reshoots them. So why bother?
Because this is easier to watch.
This film was shot as part of an abortive attempt to introduce Monty Python to an American audience (which wouldn't actually be accopmlished for another three years). Where the original series suffered from a low budget and spotty production values, this film has high-end production quality, including clean sound, a single variable-angle 35mm camera, and the exclusion of the laugh track that muddied the sound on the TV series. There was obviously money for retakes, allowing the boys to edit out minor line muffs and giving them permission to experiment with their character delivery.
The picture is clear and organic. The sound is clean and audible. The characters are fun and believable. Just what we've always loved about Monty Python, isn't it?
But be warned, except for one or two linking jokes, this is material that you've already seen. Don't expect anything that will take your beloved boys in new directions, and don't think you'll get anything new. Just sit back, hear the jokes you've never heard clearly before, and laugh out loud. That's what they wanted, isn't it?
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Harvey J.Satan on June 17, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This film is a lovely collection of Monty Python's favourite sketches,some new sketches,and some generalized re-workings of some other sketches.( At least that's what the package says,Guv.)
Originally created as a showcase of their work,up to 1971,and to introduce them to American audiences,it goes beyond that.
A lot of classic Python skits are included here,"The Lumberjack Song","The 127 Annual Upper Class Twit of the Year Show","The Dead Parrot Sketch","Defense Against Fresh Fruit","The World's Deadliest Joke","How Not To Be Seen",and "The Marriage Guidance Counciller",among others. ( Which is much more than you deserve! )
As an introduction to Python,this makes for a good starting place. For the Monty Python affectionato,this collection is great because it contains variations of classic sketches,including some alternate endings,and some "only seen here" stuff. And....nearly 98% of the material was all re-filmed for this collection,including Gilliam's wonderful animation! ( It's amazing what a few broken fingers can achieve,eh Mr.MacNaughton?)
Whether you're an original fan or new to the scene,this video is a must for you!( Don't force us to come 'round to your house and MAKE you buy a copy,alright squire? Very good. )
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Seigler on March 6, 2004
Format: DVD
And now for something completely different...if you've never seen the first two seasons of the series.
"And Now..." was put together with the specific purpose of "breaking" Python in the States and never meant for British audiences already familiar with the group. In one of the great ironies of showbiz history, it was a flop Stateside but a hit in England!
The film collects skits from the first two seasons and redoes them with a series of linking devices like the Colonel and Gilliam's animation to form a cohesive form. On some levels, it feels a bit stale compared to the original. While the Pythons have complained about the harsh TV lighting and studio audience, the film with the same skits seems lifeless at times. But the humor still comes through, and I can't knock this film as it was my own intro to the more surreal side of the group.
There's some great familiars such as "Dirty Fork", "Dead Parrot", "The Two Kilimanjaros", "Hell's Grannies" and so on. This film works best for those unaware of Python, but the diehard fan will find this enjoyable as well (though, again, it suffers in comparison to the actual TV series). Share it with your friends and neighbors, force it on them. They'll either laugh or wonder what the f#$k is the big deal.
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