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Holy flying circus

Call Number

  • DVD COMEDY (CEN)

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

Darren Boyd, Charles Edwards, Steve Punt, Rufus Jones, Tom Fisher, Phil Nichol, Stephen Fry.

Publication Information

Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media Group, [2012]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

Not rated; contains coarse language, nudity, and adult themes.

Summary

This film reimagines the controversy surrounding Monty Python's 1979 film, Life of Brian, which was greeted with widespread outcry and accusations of blasphemy. Matters reached a head when Michael Palin and John Cleese agreed to take part in a BBC talk show about Life of Brian with a Church of England bishop and a staunchly Catholic broadcaster. The ensuing TV debate put the Pythons in their most absurd role yet: the voice of reason.

Notes

Title from container.

Originally broadcast on British television in 2011.

Extras: Making of the Holy Flying Circus phonotrope (5 min.) ; outtakes (19 min.) ; production stills.

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