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Fawlty Towers

The Complete Collection, Remastered
(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Basil Fawlty is an inept and manic English hotel owner and manager who isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. Chaos frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel. He is constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel, the Spanish waiter. Fortunately he has an intelligent and attractive maid to help him out of the various situations he gets into.
Statement of Responsibility: British Broadcasting Corporation ; Tiger Aspect Productions Limited and UK Gold Services Limited ; produced by Douglas Argent (series 1) ; written by John Cleese and Connie Booth (series 1-2) ; directed and produced by John Howard Davies (series 1) ; directed by Bob Spiers (series 2)
Title: Fawlty Towers
The complete collection, remastered
[videorecording]
Publisher: [England] : BBC Video : 2 Entertain ; [New York] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 374 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container
Originally broadcast as individual episodes on BBC television between 1975 and 1979
Contains 12 episodes from the series. All six episodes from season one were originally broadcast on BBC2 between September 19 and October 24, 1975. Five episodes from season two were originally broadcast four years later between February 19 and March 1979 with the twelfth and final episode broadcast later that year on October 25th
Special features: Disc one: Commentaries from John Cleese and John Howard Davies. Disc two: Audio commentaries from John Cleese and Bob Spiers. Disc 3: 2009 extended interviews, includes exclusive interview with Connie Booth; interviews with John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs; Series 1 director's commentary by John Howard Davies; Series 2 director's commentary by Bob Spiers; artist profiles; outtakes; Torquay tourist guide (short documentary film); Cheap Tatty review
Contents: Disc one, Series 1, Fatty owls: A touch of class ; The builders ; The wedding party ; The hotel inspectors ; Gourmet night ; The Germans
Disc two, Watery fowls, series 2: Communication problems ; The psychiatrist ; Waldorf Salad ; The kipper and the corpse ; The anniversary ; Basil the rat
Disc three, Farty towels. Special features
Performers: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth.
Summary: Basil Fawlty is an inept and manic English hotel owner and manager who isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. Chaos frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel. He is constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel, the Spanish waiter. Fortunately he has an intelligent and attractive maid to help him out of the various situations he gets into.
System Details: DVD, region 1,NTSC, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
DVD
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Hotel management England Drama Invective England Drama Husbands England Drama Waiters England Drama Hotel cleaning personnel England Drama
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Situation comedies (Television programs)
Television comedies
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television series
Topical Term: Hotel management
Invective
Husbands
Waiters
Hotel cleaning personnel
Publisher No: 1000114209
3000024431
2000019488
2000019489
2000019611
ISBN: 1419888145
Branch Call Number: DVD TV F
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Jun 26, 2014
  • theojays rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

this was a good series in the seventies, but it ran out of steam...overacting sure,,,poor scripts,,,yeah...i thought the female lead polly was erxytremely attractive.

Sep 29, 2013
  • plumeriagardenia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Basil The Rat is a hilarious episode.

Oct 24, 2012
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic collection of 12 episodes that require no introduction.

It still makes me laugh, more than 30 years later.

Aug 12, 2012
  • firepower223 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Comedy is great in the movie.

Apr 27, 2012
  • mikeyppl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In my opinion the greatest sitcom of all time.

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