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DaddyDuckyBE

Help wanted! Would you like a free digital VCR for stuff on TV?

This goes out especially to all Monty Python and Terry Gilliam fans!

I hope this is not gonna look like some commercial spam mail to you guys (Spam, spam, lovely spam...), but I need your help getting two files related to Monty Python and Terry Gilliam that look like they're not gonna be commercially available anytime soon and that you can have too once we're successful.

The two shows I'm talking about are Terry Gilliam's recent staging of Berlioz's opera The Damnation of Faust at the English National Opera, said to be very Pythonesque in how Terry pulled it off, and Holy Flying Circus, a TV dramatization of what trouble the Pythons ran in on the production and release of their cult film Life of Brain, both broadcast on BBC4 on October 14th (this Friday!) and 19th.

Now, I've been a member of www.onlinetvrecorder.com since 2009 now. It's a digital VCR where you can program stuff on TV (even from about 30 US and UK channels) to be recorded for you, and after the show is over, you can download it DRM-free.

But the system is competitive. Only the 100 most-wanted shows in a day are provided as HQ files, which is full DVD quality. All shows in lower demand are only provided as divx, which looks like a 320x240 MPEG-1 VCD.

So I need your help! See http://tinyurl.com/5w59h8b (12th post down the thread page) on how to display the onlinetvrecorder.com page in English and get a free account, so we can bump up the two shows I'm trying to get as HQ files. Watch out, the link to program Holy Flying Circus is outdated, the new link is in my next post further down.

Director Terry Gilliam is especially known for his three cult films Brazil (1985), 12 Monkeys (1995) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), and of course for his work with the Pythons. The British Independent wrote that this staging of Berlioz's Faust "garnered some of the best reviews of Gilliam's career". For some of its most glowing reviews, even comparing it to Pink Floyd's The Wall, see http://tinyurl.com/6kxtb2j , http://tinyurl.com/3u6op3r , http://tinyurl.com/6zp7ac9 , http://tinyurl.com/674n99t , http://tinyurl.com/5vytoez , http://tinyurl.com/69na8s3 , http://tinyurl.com/3qpb7pp , http://tinyurl.com/6g945rn , http://tinyurl.com/6hkukl8 , and http://tinyurl.com/3lp32bm . Here's the staging's official site: http://www.gilliamfaust.com/

And here's some more information on the TV drama Holy Flying Circus: http://pythonline.com/media/exclusive-holy-flying-circ...

As you can see, you can also use OTR to record about 30 US and UK channels. So in case some of you would like to further use it, I'd be glad to be of help via PM.
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Added: 6 years, 11 months ago
 
TrentSnow
6 years, 10 months ago
Heh, never knew about this service, and here I was thinking I was net savvy.
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 10 months ago
Thanks for noticing and replying. However, the mentioned issue is over and done with, and we got the HQ versions of both shows. You can download'em here in case you're interested, just scroll down the page: http://tinyurl.com/5w59h8b
TrentSnow
6 years, 10 months ago
Nice, I'll have to check 'em out. I've always loved all things Python related...kinda made me the weird kid in school back in the day, no one else knew what I was doing when imitating the ministry of silly walks. Also, Terry Gilliam's stuff is always so tripped out.
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