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Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes to Blu-ray March 6th, brings an iPad app


Even in 2012 there are a number of classic films that have yet to be released on Blu-ray, but we can knock one off that list March 6th when Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes home from Sony Pictures. Beyond being remastered in HD and featuring a 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack, the release will also bring exclusive Lost Animations, extended scenes and outtakes features running for over 30 minutes. iPad owners will also be able to snag a companion Second Screen app called The Holy Book of Days that includes special background content from each of the 28 days of the movie's filming. It will cost $4.99 on its own, but for a "limited time" there's a $5 rebate available for those who purchase both disc and app. The disc comes with an Ultraviolet Digital Copy and has an MSRP of $19.99, but Amazon's preorder pricing is already down to $12.99. Check out the full list of extras in details in the press release after the break, and if you're not already familiar with the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European) we've included the old DVD trailer from a few years ago as well.

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The Comedy Classic Debuts on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ March 6th

Loaded with Over 30 Minutes of
New Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features

Second Screen Functionality and Rebate Offer for the Interactive iPad App "The Holy Book of Days," Launching on the Apple App Store

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (January 23, 2012) – From the fertile minds of the 20th Century's most brilliant and outrageous comedy troupe comes their most highly regarded comedy classic - Monty Python and the Holy Grail - debuting on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ March 6th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Their second feature film stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin as we follow King Arthur and his knights in their search for the Holy Grail. Encounter the Black Knight, the Killer Rabbit, The Knights Who Say 'Ni'! and the Black Beast of Aaaargh! The Blu-ray set is brimming with coconuts, shrubberies and swallows (African or European), OOPS, we mean loads of bonus materials, including over thirty minutes of new Blu-ray exclusive special features. The Blu-ray will also feature UltraViolet! With UltraViolet, owners of the Blu-ray will be able to add Monty Python and the Holy Grail to their free Digital Rights Library, enabling them to instantly stream or download the film. This medieval madness will be available on Blu-ray for $19.99 SRP.

Also debuting on March 6 is the first Monty Python interactive iPad app. "The Holy Book of Days" is a rich companion to the film, letting fans explore each of the 28 days of the filming of the movie through outtakes, diaries, audio recordings, scripts, and scores of stills. New illustrations, animations, and the story of the filming in the Pythons' own words make each day of the Holy Grail come alive. The app offers a second screen experience too, letting users control and navigate the Blu-ray™ from the iPad. "The Holy Book of Days" will be available for $4.99 in the App Store. For a limited time, Sony is offering a $5 mail-in rebate when consumers purchase both the Blu-ray and iPad app.

Blu-ray Exclusive:

§ The Film re-mastered to high definition standards never before seen

§ The Holy Book of Days Second Screen Experience

§ Lost Animations with introduction by Terry Gilliam

§ Outtakes & Extended Scenes with introduction by Terry Jones

Blu-ray Features:
§ Scintillating commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones and even more revealing commentaries by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin

§ Quest for the Holy Grail Locations with Michael Palin & Terry Jones

§ Lego Knights: The Knights of the Round Table in Lego

§ Special Japanese Version

§ How To Use Your Coconuts (an educational film)

§ BBC Film Night on location

§ Three Songs to sing-along

§ Cast Directory Photo Gallery

Monty Python and the Holy Grail has a running time of 92 minutes and is rated PG.

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