Fawlty Towers - Series 1 DVD

Fawlty Towers - Series 1 DVD Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Scene selection  Digitally remastered Regions 2 and 4 43 Dobly Digital Dual Mono Subtitles English SDH English German French & Dutch Important note This DVD will suffer from freezing on the following DVD players only Sony RDR-GX120 Samsung DVD5600 Cinetec 5050 Power DVD V7 (PC DVD Player) Panasonic DMR E55 E15 Please note this is a player-specific problem rather than with the DVD From Amazon 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 farce however Fawlty Towers deals with the big themes--death psychology xenophobia and even sex-o-phobia (Basil&39;s marriage to Sybil is the most sterile ever depicted in a sitcom)Basil&39;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&39;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&39;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--David Stubbs Series 1 A Touch of Class The Builders The Wedding Party The Hotel Inspectors Gourmet Night The Germans
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