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Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection (Remastered) on DVD

Format: DVD | Age Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over

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Basil Fawlty, as created and performed by John Cleese, is the rudest, most boorish, most hilariously obnoxious man on the face of the planet. What a natural for a TV sitcom! His screen wife, Sybil (Prunella Scales), put it best in the episode "The Psychiatrist": "You're either crawling all over them, licking their boots, or spitting poison at them like some Benzedrine puff adder." He mockingly replies, "Just trying to enjoy myself, dear." With his gangly frame and contortionist abilities, Cleese brilliantly punctuates Basil's outrageous faux pas with absurd gymnastics and turns Three Stooges-style pokes and kicks into a slapstick ballet. Scales's Sybil is the genial but obliviously chatty voice of reason and Andrew Sachs mangles the English language as the Spanish bellhop Manuel, whose struggles with simple directions results in comic lunacy reminiscent of Robert Benigni. After a six-episode run in 1975, Cleese and co-writer and co-star Connie Booth (who plays Polly, the maid all too often pulled into Basil's ridiculous plans) reunited the cast in 1979 for another six episodes without missing a punch line. Remember to watch the opening credits of each show to spot the creative misspellings on the hotel sign (our favorite: "Fatty Owls"). This Special Edition marks the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest situation comedies British television has ever seen. Every episode of the BAFTA award winning sitcom has been fantastically remastered and for the first time ever John Cleese provides audio commentaries on all 12 episodes of this comedy classic.★★SPECIAL FEATURES★★ Remastered versionExclusive commentaries by John Cleese2009 Extended InterviewsIncludes exclusive interview with Connie BoothAccompanying bookletInterviews with John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew SachsSeries 1 director’s commentary by John Howard DaviesSeries 2 director’s commentary by Bob SpiersArtist profilesOut takesTorquay Tourist Guide (short documentary film)Cheap Tatty ReviewAudio Description & Navigation OptionStarring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs and Connie BoothSeries One: Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Directed and produced by John Howard Davies.Series Two: Written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. Directed by Bob Spiers. Produced by Douglas.