FILMS ABOUT MONTY PYTHON

Monty Python Meets Beyond The Fringe
has also been cited as Beyond the Fringe (1976)

(unauthorized film that consisted of a Dudley Moore-narrated television documentary on the 1976 Amnesty International benefit ("Pleasure at Her Majesty's") with the backstage scenes edited out)

  • distributed by Video Communications, Inc., **, 85 minutes
  • distributed by Wizard Video/F.H.E. Inc. (1982), No. 0040, 85 minutes

Life Of Python (1990)

(one hour documentary on Monty Python on the occasion of their 20th anniversary; includes clips from the shows and the films as well as interviews with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, and Barry Took; reveals much about the history of the group as well as the origins of some of the more popular sketches)

  • Tiger Television/BBC, distributed by Paramount Home Video, PAR 12903 (ISBN 0-7921-2556-8), 56 minutes

Monty Python's Parrot Sketch Not Included (1990)

(a collection of some of the best sketches from the Monty Python television series as well as some sketches from the German television episodes; hosted by Steve Martin; all six Pythons make an appearance during the last minute when Steve Martin opens a closet to reveal the troupe hiding there)

  • Tiger Television/Python (Monty) Pictures, distributed by Paramount Home Video, PAR 12904 (ISBN 0-7921-2562-2), 75 minutes
  • distributed by *** (U.K.), 2940, 75 minutes