7 discs featuring all 45 episodes presented series-by-series, for the first time totally uncut and beautifully restored from original film and videotape elements.
Limited exploding box Norwegian Blu-ray edition
Each of the four series comes individually packaged with a book by Andrew Pixley (four books in total) detailing an exhaustive episode-by-episode production history.
Previously unseen outtakes
Extended scenes and sketches
Restored-to-full-length sketches including Ursula Hitler, Cartoon Religions, A Book At Bedtime and more.
Rare promo films
Sex and Violence: Reinstated content, studio outtakes
Full Frontal Nudity: Studio outtakes
The Ant, an Introduction: Studio outtakes
Untitled: Extended Ron Obvious filmed material and clean end titles footage
The Buzz Aldrin Show: Extended & unused filmed material
Live from the Grill-O-Mat: Extended Ken Clean-Air System filmed material
It’s a Living: Reinstated content & alternative, censored sketch audio, extended Election Night Special and School Prizes filmed material
How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body: Reinstated content & alternative, censored sketch audio
Scott of the Antarctic: Extended filmed material
How Not to Be Seen: Restored animation, unused film material, extended Conquistador Coffee sketch
And Now For Something Completely Different: Vic Jamison’s 1970 student film shot on location with the Python team
Interview with Ian MacNaughton: Recorded in November 1971 at Imperial College London
Whicker's World: Extended Mrs Premise & Mrs Conclusion Travel to Paris filmed material
Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror: Extended The Pantomime Horse is a Secret Agent filmed material and Bus Conductor extended scene
The All-England Summarize Proust Competition: Reinstated content
Salad Days: Reinstated content
The Nude Organist: Reinstated content with extended Trees animation, studio outtakes, alternative Terry Gilliam-approved sound mix
E Henry Thripshaw's Disease: Extended Gay Boys in Bondage animation and Sir Philip Sidney filmed material
Dennis Moore: Extended Redistribution of Wealth filmed material
A Book at Bedtime: Reinstated content, original opening, extended Heath Tango animation
Grandstand: extended Grandstand filmed material, studio outtakes, extended Charwoman animation, unused Betty Blood Donor animation
Series 3 Monologue Rushes (mostly mute)
The Golden Age of Ballooning: Extended Barry Zeppelin filmed material
Michael Ellis: Deleted Icelandic Honey Week filmed material, extended Toupee Department and Football Pundits filmed material
LE War: Repeats extended voiceover & unused M2 filmed material, When Does a Dream Begin (clean closing titles)
Hamlet: Extended Queen Victoria Handicap filmed material
Mr Neutron: Reinstated content, extended Mr Neutron Takes Tea filmed material
Party Political Broadcast: Extended Fanshawe-Chumleigh Dinner Party filmed material, deleted Ursula Hitler filmed material
Restoring Flying Circus with Terry Gilliam
In Vision archive interview from December 1974
Birds Eye Peas, Harmony Hairspray and Close-Up Toothpaste product relaunches
After nearly a decade of research and planning, this is a ground up restoration by Network’s award-winning in-house team working from the best available materials – from first generation 2-inch videotape masters to surviving negative and print film material, scanned in 2K. The wildly varying picture sources have been graded scene-by-scene and intensively cleaned up.
State of the art upscaling of Standard Definition videotape has been deployed with careful use of noise reduction for both video and film grain, resulting in a vastly improved viewing experience all round on Blu-ray High Definition format, far exceeding anything previously available.