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Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers (Remastered Version) DVD £12.85 (£11.57 with Walkers Code) @ Zavvi & The Hut OR The Complete Fawlty Towers DVD Set £10.67 at Amazon (£10.30 at PriceMinister / Base if you haven't used the code)
Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers (Remastered Version) DVD £12.85 (£11.57 with Walkers Code) @ Zavvi & The Hut OR The Complete Fawlty Towers DVD Set £10.67 at Amazon (£10.30 at PriceMinister / Base if you haven't used the code)

Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers (Remastered Version) DVD £12.85 (£11.57 with Walkers Code) @ Zavvi & The Hut OR The Complete Fawlty Towers DVD Set £10.67 at Amazon (£10.30 at PriceMinister / Base if you haven't used the code)

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Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers DVD £12.85 (£11.57 with Walkers Code) @ Zavvi & The Hut

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Remastered version with commentaries - This set includes the entire Fawlty Towers collection. The collection is broken down as follows: BASIL THE RAT includes 'Basil the Rat,' 'The Anniversary', and 'Communication Problems'. THE GERMANS includes 'A Touch of Class', 'Hotel Inspectors', and 'The Germans'. THE KIPPER AND THE CORPSE includes 'The Kipper and the Corpse', 'Gourmet Night', and 'Waldorf Salad'. THE PSYCHIATRIST includes 'The Builders', 'The Wedding Party', and 'The Psychiatrist'.

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The Complete Fawlty Towers 3 DVD Set £10.67 at Amazon (£10.30 at PriceMinister / Base if you haven't used the code AFFWELCOME03)

Often hailed as the greatest ever British sitcom, Fawlty Towers is closer to the more elaborate tradition of farce. Comprising two series made in 1975 and 1979, the total of just 12 episodes were painstakingly constructed by writers John Cleese and Connie Booth. Unlike most British farces, however, Fawlty Towers deals with the big themes--death, psychology, xenophobia and even sex-o-phobia (Basil's marriage to Sybil is the most sterile ever depicted in a sitcom). Basil's contempt for his guests is, of course, legendary. It takes little from patrons to unleash his sledgehammer sarcasm: "Rosewood, mahogany, teak? Sorry, I was wondering what you'd like your breakfast tray made out of," he sneers at a guest who dares request breakfast in bed. Like every Englishman, he wants to be king of his own castle and resents having to take in lodgers to maintain the place, especially the open-necked younger generation, whom he regards as sub-human. Mostly, though, Fawlty Towers is comedy of exasperation--who can forget the "damn good thrashing" Basil gives his clapped-out car, or the nervous breakdowns he almost suffers trying to make himself understood to Manuel? It's also comedy of embarrassment. The very fear of losing his dignity generally leads Basil into the most spectacularly undignified of predicaments. His inevitable misery is our sheer delight

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Cant go wrong, great price thanks.

Already got it but good dela and voted hot, good find

Whats the difference between the remastered and normal?

Whats the difference between the remastered and normal?



Improved quality I'd imagine. I have the non-remastered DVDs and you can see a lot of wrong colours such as flashes of red/green where there shouldn't be.


Edited by: "aarste" 17th Oct 2010

Thanks

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oXdanXo

Whats the difference between the remastered and normal?



think the remastered one has commentaries on ot - just depends if you are that bothered about having them

oXdanXo

Whats the difference between the remastered and normal?



The sets don't wobble when Cybil slams a door

lucerysmum

think the remastered one has commentaries on ot - just depends if you are … think the remastered one has commentaries on ot - just depends if you are that bothered about having them



I've seen an image comparison, there is a big difference in picture quality. It's like comparing VHS to DVD

Its saying £25.85 not the price mentioned above.

gazw

The sets don't wobble when Cybil slams a door


The cheap BBC sci-fi shows of the 70s get a lot of stick about wobbly sets but two of the biggest culprits were Fawlty Towers and I, Claudius.

Just look at the way the stairs shake as Basil runs up and down them.

Would you mind putting some links in? The headline seems to indicate that, before discount, the zavvi price is 12.85. Following the link, it appears to be 25.85. If you have the time / inclination, it would be good to have links to the others two. Regardless, it's a great catch. I'd just like to make sure I get it a the right price. Thanks.

stezo2k

I've seen an image comparison, there is a big difference in picture … I've seen an image comparison, there is a big difference in picture quality. It's like comparing VHS to DVD



Aaahh ... great.. I was going to ask how good the improvement is. I already have the DVD pack (which has some commentaries on it) but if this is better I've grab it.

I did read sometime in the past they 'recreated' some parts of the titles or something.. ie. actually adding new content.. my memory is hazing on this.. time to fire up google

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jlrm365

Would you mind putting some links in? The headline seems to indicate … Would you mind putting some links in? The headline seems to indicate that, before discount, the zavvi price is 12.85. Following the link, it appears to be 25.85. If you have the time / inclination, it would be good to have links to the others two. Regardless, it's a great catch. I'd just like to make sure I get it a the right price. Thanks.



it seems to have gone up in price - i have reposted it here with the new cheapest prices - Complete Fawlty Towers
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