Monty Python: Looking On The Brighter Side Of Life

Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” is going to be released in theatres in the US again, following the success of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” “Adverts will challenge Mel Gibson’s blockbuster with the lines ‘Mel or Monty?’, ‘The Passion or the Python?’ Distributor Rainbow said it hoped the film would ‘serve as an antidote to all the hysteria about Mel’s movie’. It was condemned as blasphemous before its original release, although Monty Python said it was intended as a spoof on Bible films and intolerance rather than Christianity.”