by Hans ten Cate
Sunday, 22 September 1996

Here are some of the recent and more notable additions to the Monty Python Bibliography. This bibliography was created to help Python fans keep track of Monty Python memorabilia. It is brought to you by the makers of Monty Python's Daily Llama and is now, of course, also a part of PythOnline.

MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE - MCA/Universal Home Video just re-released this Python film on video in the United States. This 1983 classic features some of the Pythons' most outrageous sketches, and with a much larger budget to boot! This re-release by MCA/Universal features a slightly different cover than their 1991 edition. Newsweek rated this "the best movie from England's satirical sextet." The film also won the 1983 Cannes Film Festival Special Jury award.

MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE - Celandine Films, distributed by MCA Universal Home Video (1996), 71016 (ISBN 1-55880-676-8), 108 minutes

YELLOWBEARD - For the first time in ten years, "Yellowbeard" has been made available again on video. Orion Home Video has re-released this Graham Chapman film in Extended Play format in the United States. This is welcome news, in deed, as the film has been out-of-print for some time. It stars Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, and John Cleese (as well as a huge cast of other British and American comedians). Monty Python's Daily Llama Issue Number 5 also devoted considerable attention to this film and a special "Group Madness: The Making of Yellowbeard" documentary is now also available.

YELLOWBEARD - Hemdale Films / Orion Pictures, distributed by Orion Home Video (1996), 8304 (ISBN 1-56255-247-3), 97 minutes