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Preowned Fawlty Towers Series 1 and 2 on DVD £3.02 @ Music Magpie / Ebay
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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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If you don't already have this you might as well get the 2009 remastered edition. There are definite improvements to the image and it's only 37p more.

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Superb TV comedy, only bettered by only fools and horses.
Even now 40+ years on it's still hilarious to watch.
Edited by: "porsche911turbo" 12th Oct
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Superb TV comedy, only bettered by only fools and horses.
Even now 40+ years on it's still hilarious to watch.
Edited by: "porsche911turbo" 12th Oct
If you don't already have this you might as well get the 2009 remastered edition. There are definite improvements to the image and it's only 37p more.

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Thanks Beetplek (I have a friend with a similar name!) and Weenie - ordered. Heat.
This is nearly as funny has Dinnerladies and well recommended
Tremendous value, works out at just £3.02 per laugh.
'Don't mention the war...n packaging'
mikeonuk12/10/2019 06:58

This is nearly as funny has Dinnerladies and well recommended


Ok I will bite but obvious troll is obvious.
Que?
Great spot op. Heat added
He's from bracelona……
Hope the dvd isn't faulty
Dvds were made by o'rielly
They are coming out on bluray but I don't think they will be worth the upgrade. The remastered is great.
Great show, not quite the same level as today comedy shows but still great!
What is it with all these trolls saying this masterpiece is not that good?
porsche911turbo12/10/2019 04:44

Superb TV comedy, only bettered by only fools and horses.Even now 40+ …Superb TV comedy, only bettered by only fools and horses.Even now 40+ years on it's still hilarious to watch.



Blackadder Goes Forth.
Weenie.Beenie12/10/2019 05:05

If you don't already have this you might as well get the 2009 remastered …If you don't already have this you might as well get the 2009 remastered edition. There are definite improvements to the image and it's only 37p more.https://store.musicmagpie.co.uk/products/fawlty-towers-remastered


I have the remastered box set and I disagree fundamentally about the image quality being a significant feature. The series was recorded on video tape with video cameras of that era, therefore the image quality is poor to begin with, there's nothing spectacular about the remastered version. If the original version is worse it must be an absolute dog. If you watch this on a 40"+ TV then you'll be noticing it doesn't look great at all.

As for the series itself, it's comedy gold and it was perfectly executed, two series the first in 1975 comprising 6 episodes and then 4 years later in 1979 also comprising of 6 episodes. The decision to make just two series has stood the test of time, and it would be nigh on impossible to replicate this chemistry and writing many years later and we're fortunate there was no serious attempt made. This was the mistake of Only Fools and Horses the early series were great but once they introduced girlfriends and a family it rapidly declined in quality and it's almost embaressing to say you like Only Fools and Horses these days.
Faulty Towers is one of the best comedy's EVER. Period... Heat, Drink!
fishmaster12/10/2019 16:14

I have the remastered box set and I disagree fundamentally about the image …I have the remastered box set and I disagree fundamentally about the image quality being a significant feature. The series was recorded on video tape with video cameras of that era, therefore the image quality is poor to begin with, there's nothing spectacular about the remastered version. If the original version is worse it must be an absolute dog. If you watch this on a 40"+ TV then you'll be noticing it doesn't look great at all. As for the series itself, it's comedy gold and it was perfectly executed, two series the first in 1975 comprising 6 episodes and then 4 years later in 1979 also comprising of 6 episodes. The decision to make just two series has stood the test of time, and it would be nigh on impossible to replicate this chemistry and writing many years later and we're fortunate there was no serious attempt made. This was the mistake of Only Fools and Horses the early series were great but once they introduced girlfriends and a family it rapidly declined in quality and it's almost embaressing to say you like Only Fools and Horses these days.



I didn't say it was a significant feature, I said there were definite improvements. No, a sitcom shot on mostly video tape (outdoor shots were 16mm film) in the 1970s is not suddenly going to look like something shot yesterday but all I said is the remaster does have improvements over this version. They're small, sure, but if you compare them side by side you can definitely see what they cleaned up, removed some little nasty bits.
Weenie.Beenie12/10/2019 17:27

I didn't say it was a significant feature, I said there were definite …I didn't say it was a significant feature, I said there were definite improvements. No, a sitcom shot on mostly video tape (outdoor shots were 16mm film) in the 1970s is not suddenly going to look like something shot yesterday but all I said is the remaster does have improvements over this version. They're small, sure, but if you compare them side by side you can definitely see what they cleaned up, removed some little nasty bits.


I bought the remaster 10 years ago when DVDs were still useful and I didn't think much at all to the remaster, in fact I was really struggling to see what had been remastered. It's a bit like Borderlands 2 remaster, remaster suggests there's an image quality improvement but it doesn't always mean this, they cleaned up a few issues, but yeah the image quality is absolutely hopeless in the remaster, but that's because of the cheap BBC video quality of the time and nothing can fix that.
RO4CHY12/10/2019 17:12

Faulty Towers is one of the best comedy's EVER. Period... Heat, Drink!


The PC Brigade would not allow you to make it now.
I love comedy, but genuinely think FT is massively overrated - on par with Mrs Brown's Boys IMO
landros112/10/2019 18:00

The PC Brigade would not allow you to make it now.


I wish there was a dislike button for silly comments like this, it puts this masterpiece on the same level as c**p like Love Thy Neighbour.
Deal not expired. Still available. Just bought one set... 😁
ezzer7212/10/2019 18:12

I love comedy, but genuinely think FT is massively overrated - on par with …I love comedy, but genuinely think FT is massively overrated - on par with Mrs Brown's Boys IMO


Comedy like art is a matter of opinion and personal taste.
smartypants7112/10/2019 18:22

I wish there was a dislike button for silly comments like this, it puts …I wish there was a dislike button for silly comments like this, it puts this masterpiece on the same level as c**p like Love Thy Neighbour.


I think it was a factual comment. PC has killed all kinds of comedies.
dz112/10/2019 20:20

I think it was a factual comment. PC has killed all kinds of comedies.


The racism and sexism that used to be common is no longer considered amusing. Genuine progress.
leighonigar12/10/2019 20:29

The racism and sexism that used to be common is no longer considered …The racism and sexism that used to be common is no longer considered amusing. Genuine progress.


Does that apply to this comedy? Some people actually think it does, which is really sad.
leighonigar12/10/2019 20:29

The racism and sexism that used to be common is no longer considered …The racism and sexism that used to be common is no longer considered amusing. Genuine progress.


People still think the same thoughts but stay schtum today because they may get called a racist for looking at or speaking of someone the "wrong" way.
Jimmy Carr is one of the few true comedians that is not afraid to say how it is so long may he reign.
When we cant laugh at ourselves the world is a much poorer place.
dz112/10/2019 20:20

I think it was a factual comment. PC has killed all kinds of comedies.


How difficult must it be for a comedian to do a gig at an event for students with at least 1 hand tied behind their back.
Nathandw12/10/2019 15:25

Great show, not quite the same level as today comedy shows but still great!


Name one sitcom these days that's even slightly amusing
landros112/10/2019 22:50

People still think the same thoughts but stay schtum today because they …People still think the same thoughts but stay schtum today because they may get called a racist for looking at or speaking of someone the "wrong" way.Jimmy Carr is one of the few true comedians that is not afraid to say how it is so long may he reign. When we cant laugh at ourselves the world is a much poorer place.


Sexism and racism are real problems. If you're thinking like someone from the 1970s then I'd encourage you to re-evaluate your point of view. Laughing at yourself or your group is definitely not a problem and is the basis of much contemporary comedy.

I agree that it's possible to do or say things that are unacceptable without realising it, but I don't think it's a bad thing to call people out when they make mistakes. This is one route to progress.

There are definitely elements of FT that wouldn't be acceptable today but I haven't watched the show in a long time, and for sure I'm not the right person to critique.
Gavin and Stacey, the office, it crowd, man down, and extras !
Big_Rik13/10/2019 12:28

Name one sitcom these days that's even slightly amusing


Gavib and Stacey, the office, it crowd, man down, and extras
Nathandw13/10/2019 17:15

Gavib and Stacey, the office, it crowd, man down, and extras


Most of them are well over 10 years old tho, not exactly these days, apart from man down
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