Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection (Remastered) [DVD] [1975]

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Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection (Remastered) [DVD] [1975]

Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection (Remastered) [DVD] [1975]

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To mark its 30th anniversary, all 12 episodes of John Cleese and Connie Booth's highly successful comedy series, set in a Torquay hotel, have been remastered. Nov 2009: The complete series has now been remastered and rereleased with commentary by John Cleese and a new interview with Connie Booth who had until recently refused to discuss her work on Fawlty Towers. Each disc has one of the famous "alternate hotel sign" title treatments on it, there is a disc breakdown on each of the flaps, and a booklet with an article about the show inside of it.

Fawlty Towers" is a good show, although its reputation has a tendency to get blown out of proportion (for instance, actor David Kelly proclaims in the extras that Basil Fawlty is "the funniest character ever broadcast on television anywhere in the world").The Germans' sees Basil failing to cope with a fire drill and the arrival of some German guests while Sybil is in hospital - 'Don't mention the war - I did once, but I think I got away with it! In 'The Anniversary', a secret party planned for Sybil goes awry when the guest of honour storms out of the hotel. Fawlty Towers remains as popular today as it has ever been and now remastered, this comic masterpiece is ready to be savoured again and again. Since I'm already late on this review, I'm not going to go into detail, other than to say that the interviews are fairly good and the commentaries aren't (unless you like dead air). Written by John Cleese and Connie-Booth, Fawlty Towers remains one of the most inspired and best-loved TV series of all time.

This special edition marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the greatest situation comedies British television has ever seen. You are going to be able to watch these time after time without any degradation in picture or sound quality and the other main benefit is being able to jump to whatever episode, or indeed scene, that you want — no more forwarding or rewinding tapes. The Kipper and the Corpse' finds Basil and Manuel trying to dispose of a dead body without any of the guests noticing. There are also biographies of the principle actor’s previous and subsequent careers, as well as details of the shows conception and development, and the guest stars that appeared on the show.Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page. In 'The Anniversary', a secret party planned for Sybil (Prunella Scales) goes awry when the guest of honour storms out of the hotel.

The Extras disc in the DVD box set contains a "hidden" short film clip, this page has more details and shows exactly how to access this item. Usually, human Basil's frustration is due to his own incompetence, but for once it's actually out of his hands as the whole staff tries to track down the runaway rodent. There's more than one moment where it seems odd that she wouldn't be trying to help, or her misconceptions about Basil become almost too frustrating, given her holier-than-thou attitude. In ‘Basil the Rat’, waiter Manuel (Andrew Sachs)’s Siberian hamster turns out to be a rat, which goes missing just in time for a visit from the hotel inspector. The other new feature is 2009 Interviews (38:32), which gathers Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Series 1 director John Howard Davies, Bernard Cribbins (the spoon salesman, "The Hotel Inspectors"), Geoffrey Palmer (Dr.Whether he's trading verbal blows with his wife over something he should (or shouldn't) be working on, failing to hide his disgust at the people who patronize his hotel, or just trying to combat the natural flow of the universe working against him, his slow build from sarcasm to full-body fury is pretty amazing. Whether you're looking for the latest blockbuster release, a TV series you want to binge, or a classic film - you'll find what you need in our categories. Finally, in ‘The Wedding Party’, Basil gets the wrong impression when some old friends of Polly (Booth)’s arrive at the hotel.

It's a nice inclusion, but fans should be careful not to let Booth's participation be the defining reason to pick the set up. However, a couple of years later, I bought the DVD set to finally see the whole series, and it was a markedly different experience. Communication Problems' sees Basil (Cleese) forced to deal with a deaf guest while attempting to conceal his gambling win from Sybil.The show follows hotel manager Basil Fawlty (Cleese) as he runs the Torquay hotel 'Fawlty Towers' with the help of his wife Sibyl (Prunella Scales), chambermaid Polly (Booth) and Spanish waiter Manuel (Andrew Sachs). All things considered, I'd still chalk up the series' shortcomings to its reputation as much as its few flaws, so modern viewers should just take whatever praise they've heard for the show with a grain of salt and things will probably be fine. For items that are dispatched using our standard service, we ask that you wait 14 days from the date of dispatch before reporting any items as undelivered.



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