New Release: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Blu-ray pre-order

Monty Python and the Holy Grail“It’s just a flesh wound!” Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one of our favorite movies from the British comedy troupe, looks like it’s coming to high-definition soon. Amazon has Monty Python and the Holy Grail available for pre-order on Blu-ray, although distributor Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hasn’t released official details yet.

The 1975 film directed by Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus) and Terry Jones (Life of Brian) follows King Arthur and his knights — Sir Galahad the Pure, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Bedevere and Sir Robin the Not Quite So Brave As Sir Lancelot — as they search for the Holy Grail on a limited budget, substituting servants banging coconuts for horses. All the Monty Python team are on hand: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman playing multiple roles, as well as Cleese’s ex-wife and Fawlty Towers co-star Connie Booth as the witch.

And the movie features all the great sillyness we love about Monty Python.

Our favorite line? Of course, it’s, “I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”

Amazon doesn’t list any special features for the Blu-ray, but we’re hoping the disc will have at least the extras that were on the Special Edition DVD released in 2001, including sing-alongs, an education film on “How To Use Your Coconuts,” subtitles for people who don’t like the film and more.

According to Amazon, the retail price of the Blu-ray will be $19.95, which the retailer has discounted to $13.99 as of this writing.

One of other favorite Monty Python films (okay, we like them all), Monty Python’s Life of Brian has been available on Blu-ray since 2008.

Here’s that great Holy Grail scene with our favorite line:

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.