Thursday, September 25, 2008

28 year ban on Monty Python's Life of Brian lifted!!!

NOW for something completely different — a council has lifted its Monty Python ban after 28 years.

There was a huge controversy when the silly burghers of Torbay in Devon slapped an X-rating on the Life Of Brian movie.

They accused the Python team of blasphemy and mocking the story of Christ. 

But a local film festival asked for permission to show the 1979 classic on Sunday and officials in Torbay — the setting for John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers — lifted the restriction. 

The Life Of Brian — starring Python legends Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle — tells the story of Brian Cohen who is mistaken for the Messiah. 

It was voted best British movie ever by Radio Times readers last year. More...

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