VIDEO: Monty Python and the Holy Grain getting 40th anniversary sing-along re-release

It’s been almost 40 years since Monty Python and the Holy Grail arrived in cinemas in 1975, and that means its time for a sing song.

The movie is getting a re-release in October 2015 in a new version with sing-along subtitles for the bits that have singing in them. Which is a fair bit.

We’re going to go ahead and assume that the new version is just one with subtitles at certain scenes, but who cares - it’s an excuse for people who weren’t even born in 1975 to see one of the most insanely funny comedies ever made on the big screen.

These prints will also include a new introduction to the film featuring the increasingly ag-ed Pythons John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terrys both Jones and Gilliam.

Naturally there’s a reason for all of this - beyond just honouring the comedy greats - current rights holders Sony will be releasing a 40th anniversary edition of the film sometime towards the end of the year.

By our count, that’s roughly the 800th home video release of The Holy Grail to date and we’re expecting a single new extra of some old people talking.

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