Monty Python and the Holy Blu-ray

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 27, 2012 in Cinema

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Blu-ray case

The comedy epic Monty Python and the Holy Grail is finally making Blu-ray debut.  The film’s been “digitally remastered for high-definition,” so I imagine that means they did more than just upscale the previous DVD release. The Blu-ray release will also include several exclusive features, such as “Second Screen Experience” compatibility, along with extended scenes, outtakes, lost animations and more. Finally, the disc features UltraViolet compatibility, granting its owner a digital license for the product. The owner can then instantly stream, or download a digital copy of the film. Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be available March 6th and retails for $19.99, but you can pre-order it via Amazon for just $12.99. Read more…

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But This Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog is So Cute!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 6, 2010 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections

Monty Python Baby Killer Rabbit Plush Toy

Some Monty Python fans may call him a terrible monster with “nasty, big, pointy teeth!” however that shouldn’t stop you from having him as a proper plush pet! Shown above is the Monty Python Baby Killer Rabbit Plush Toy which you can use to terrorize your office mates, friends and family. You can also use it to reenact this scene with fellow Python fans: Read more…

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Star Trek Meets Monty Python

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 5, 2009 in Star Trek

I forgot just how much dancing was in the original Star Trek series — it’s rather amazing that thee was so much there that you could edit an entire music video out of it and hardly repeat a scene! Here’s another fan made video which isn’t as well choreographed but still entertaining: Read more…

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The Golden Age of Animated TV Opening Titles

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 25, 2009 in Animation

Bewitched: Still frame from the animated opening titles from the 60s.

As with most things in TV land our story begins in another medium — film! Back in the 50s THE designer who revolutionized opening credits was Saul Bass who favored a very graphic and illustrational approach to making opening titles an art form onto themselves. To me his masterpiece was Anatomy of a Murder in 1958 which matched a striking musical score by Duke Ellington to a simple yet powerful animation: Read more…

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