Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Monty Python’s Life of Brian will be re-released next month to mark its 25th Anniversary.

There is no attempt to hide the fact the decision to re-release it is tied to the success of Mel Gibson’s Passion. Advertisements will even ask the question “Mel or Monty?” Surviving members of Monty Python describe it as “counter-programming.”

The BBC article above interestingly notes that the movie would never have been released 25 years ago if former Beatle George Harrison hadn’t stepped in to finance the movie when the original financiers stepped out fearing the controversy.