Either you’re a Monty Python fan or you’re not, and if you’re not, well, maybe it’s because you haven’t seen this masterpiece, now available to Python nerds cheap, on the highest-quality transfer yet. The story of Brian, who is born in the manger next to Jesus Christ, isn’t even blasphemous — it lampoons the herd mentality more than Christianity — but it is hysterically funny. And kind of a sweet, too, a clear influence on The Simpsons’s Christian humor. The set comes with one new documentary, five deleted scenes, and some hilarious radio ads by friends and relatives of the cast.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian: The Immaculate Edition DVD