If you are anything like me, then you have seen plenty of Monty Python over the years. From the movies, to the classic skits, I have certainly watched a lot of their work, but the actual series of the Flying Circus was one that always eluded me. Until now.
The Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series box set is pure joy wrapped up in a tidy box. It has all four seasons, each cased in a bluray case, with seven discs in total. That is a lot of Monty Python which except for the most extreme fans, or people 50 and older, will have a lot of new content for you.
One of the most surprising things was seeing the show in its full structure. I am used to seeing skits out of order in best of collections, so they wind up being a stand alone joke. Seeing jokes like the Spanish Inquisition being dotted through an episode makes it even more unexpected, and that much better for it.
The other awesome thing is seeing how many jokes I hadn’t seen before. Again I have seen plenty of compilations, but that doesn’t do the sheer volume of content the Pythons made justice. I’m not going to spoil any skits here because that’s no fun for anyone, but anyone who has watched similar compilation and enjoyed it should be picking this up ASAP for that sweet amount of content on offer.
More surprising than anything is how much of it still stands up 50 years later. Even the political humour that would have been of its time and more relevant to older English audiences is funny because it is always wrapped in a silly joke that is enjoyable for a wider audience.
On top of this, each season has its own set of Special Features. They tend to be outtakes, extended scenes, or extended animation features. But each of them are entertaining and well worth their addition in the collection.
There is so much on offer in the Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series box set that it is an easy sell. Do you find Monty Python entertaining? Then this is a box set for you. Presented in a hard case with the bluray cases inside makes it look great on the shelf, and even better in your bluray player.