I don’t know if this was ever shown on this side of the pond, because I agree with a commenter on VideoSift, where I found this: this is so British, it would confound most Americans.
“That’s the oddest looking Military Policeman I’ve ever seen.” You know, that sort of thing.
Bloody hell. I had never heard of this before Mark Evanier pointed it out, but apparently this opening to an episode of Flying Circus was snipped away when it was re-run a few years later and then the footage was never un-snipped. And it’s stayed snipped ever since, including on all the DVD releases and re-runs you’ve seen. David Morgan, the man behind the book Monty Python Speaks, snagged a copy from a Canadian collector–which may be the only copy of the thing in existence. Be sure to check out Mark Evanier’s post and Morgan’s explanation on the YouTube entry (feedreaders can watch it there as well) to get the full skinnee.
The original “Four Yorkshiremen” sketch featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Marty Feldman from At Last the 1948 Show. I love seeing this with different folks in the four roles. More, please.
Written by: John Cleese
Directed by: James Erskine
Starring: John Cleese, Elizabeth Hurley, Prunella Scales, Michael Palin, Pierce Brosnan
- Photo gallery
- Never-before-seen interviews from the series
- Fact File
Released by: BBC
My Advice: Own It.
Do you ever wonder why your face looks the way it does, or how you are able to recognize the many faces of other people? John Cleese apparently wondered these things and many more as well. In this enthusiastic four-part series, he and a host of intrepid explorers delve into the mysteries of the human face: how it works, why it works, and many other issues all dealing with that particular portion of our anatomy.
Written by: Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, based on the creations of Ian Fleming
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, John Cleese
- Running audio commentary by director Tamahori and producer Michael G. Wilson
- Running audio commentary by actors Brosnan and Pike
- Video streaming trivia
- Documentary: Inside Die Another Day
- Storyboard scene comparisons
- Multi-angle sequence explorations
- Opening credits breakdown
- Special effects featurette
- Bond gadgets featurette
- Photo gallery
- “Die Another Day” music video by Madonna
- Making of “Die Another Day” music video
- Making of 007 Nightfire computer game
Released by: MGM
My Advice: Bond fans should own it, otherwise rent it.