Specs (and a New Date) Revealed For 'Life of Brian' Blu-ray

Posted Thu Nov 1, 2007 at 12:17 PM PDT by
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After being elbowed out of the studio's Q4 line-up not once but twice, the boys of Monty Python will finally invade Blu-ray this January with an 'Immaculate' set of newly-discovered extras.

Like something right out of a Python movie itself, the tortured saga of 'Life of Brian's Blu-ray release began last August, when Sony completely yanked from the schedule a few days later, with no new announced street date.

Now, Sony has finally re-scheduled both the Blu-ray and DVD edition, which will debut day-and-date on January 29. Wryly dubbed the 'Immaculate Edition,' the studio says 'Brian' will contain a host of never-before-seen bonus features.

Identical to both the Blu-ray and DVD will be a brand-new documentary "The Story of Brian," a newly-discovered feature-length recording of the first full-length read through of the 'Life of Brian' script, five digitally-enhanced deleted scenes; newly-illustrated radio spots promoting the theatrical release; and two full-length audio commentaries featuring Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin.

Tech specs for the BD-50 dual-layer Blu-ray release include 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and audio tracks in both uncompressed PCM 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

Sony has set a suggested retail price for the Blu-ray of $28.99.

As always, you'll find complete disc details for 'Monty Pythons Life of Brian' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under its new date of January 29, 2008.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Monty Python's latest high-def release in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Life of Brian' Blu-ray release.

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Monty Python's Life of Brian (Blu-ray)
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