Finally, people who just couldn’t restrain themselves from shouting out all the catchphrases to Monty Python And The Holy Grail—even when showing it to someone who’d never seen it before—are getting their day in the (Gilliam-animated) sun. Variety reports Sony Pictures and British distributor Park Circus are planning to release a sing-along version of the film in honor of Holy Grail’s 40th anniversary. Unfortunately, it will only be the U.K. for now, possibly because Sony Pictures knows how loud you’re planning to be, and doesn’t want to be anywhere near you when it happens.
The one-night-only event is scheduled for October 14, meaning there’s plenty of time to make the severed limbs for your Black Knight costume, split a coconut in half, and practice your proper pronunciation of “knight.” (Every letter gets stressed, people.) The film will be in more than 500 theaters, and will be accompanied by a new introduction by Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and John Cleese. Needless to say (needless because you’re going to do it no matter what they say, aren’t you?), Park Circus is encouraging audience members to come dressed as their favorite character.
Nonetheless, American Python-heads shouldn’t be too distraught, because Sony is planning to release a 40th-anniversary edition Blu-ray in the fall, and it seems entirely likely it will include the sing-along feature, probably just consisting of a lyrics scroll on the bottom of the screen. That way, the next time you discover another Holy Grail virgin, you can point to that as evidence you’re supposed to be spoiling all the best lines before the characters in the movie get to utter them. Besides, women love that, right?