Fawlty Towers 2 Seasons 1975

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1. A Touch of Class AGES_12_AND_OVER

Basil is delighted when Lord Melbury comes to the hotel. At last, a guest with real class.

Starring:
John Cleese, Prunella Scales
Runtime:
30 minutes

A Touch of Class

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Product Details

Director John Howard Davies, Bob Spiers
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales
Supporting actors Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth
Season year 1975
Network BBC Worldwide
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By marc_freeman@hotmail.com on 23 Aug 2001
Format: DVD
A superb epitomisation of great British wit, sarcasm and farce. One is never sure whether to laugh at Basil or to feel embarassed for him. The episode with the Irish builder will have even the most humourless of people in tears of laughter. A must buy for anyone with a sense of humour and a perfect introduction for those that haven't. Comedy does not get better.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sam156 on 21 Nov 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I would like to second the reviewer who said the final three episodes on this DVD would not play. I wish I had read that before. I ordered the DVD, final three would not play. So I got it replaced by Amazon. Guess what? Final three would not play on that DVD also. What a nuisance having to send it back and wait forever for a refund. Beware of this DVD!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Ellis on 8 Sep 2008
Format: DVD
I have just played my THIRD copy of Fawlty Towers Series One. and like the others I cannot play the last three episodes

This is scandalous and I am amazed that the BBC and the Hut and Blah - my suppliers - have not taken action

Disgruntled Fawlty Fan - it wouldn't be so bad if the progs were rubbish - but they are GEMS

Regards to all sufferers

Ron Ellis
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By JR Anderson on 27 Oct 2007
Format: DVD
Maybe this is a coincidence (not likely), but several people I know own this DVD (including myself) and on every one the final three episodes DO NOT PLAY! There is some kind of fault with the menu screen and when you select "The Hotel Inspectors", "Gourmet Night" or "The Germans", the opening music plays but nothing else comes up. Add to that a complete lack of extrras and second rate presentation, I simply cannot say anything positive about it! Of course the show itself is great but unless you want to waste your money on three episodes, get the boxset with everything on.
COMPLETE RIP-OFF, AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adam Crosher on 19 Aug 2005
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John Cleese is fantastic in this comedy following the life of the bitter and sarcastic hotel owner, Basil Fawlty. This is certainly in the top two best comedy series ever created. The writing is spot on and the performances all combine to create one of the most effective comedy combinations ever. This series will literally have you crying with laughter at Basil's ridiculous antics as he tries to entice a better quality of guest to his hotel to satisfy his snobbish tendencies. Watch it once and be hooked forever.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By I. M. Knight on 1 Aug 2008
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From the other reviews it seems this is a common problem. I also bought the DVD and cannot play the last 3 episodes. Very dissapointing, as this is probably the best sitcom of all time!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P. Bradley on 22 Feb 2005
Format: DVD
I am a huge fan of this TV show. Although I wanted to say that this dvd does not have any extras. I brought it and was dispointed that it didn't have any.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 8 Jun 2012
Format: DVD
Much has been written about Fawlty Towers. I do not intend to repeat all of this in depth, but confine myself to saying that this mid seventies comedy series from John Cleese and Connie Booth was one of the most perfect comedies ever made. Characters and performances were pitch perfect, the set up ideal for a variety of hilarious situations. It made the irate hotelier and his Spanish waiter into national icons. Part of the genius was that it wrapped up after 2 series, so there was no tailing off in quality or changes in cast that afflict so m any other classic comedies. It's just Fawltless, mixing elements of farce and absurdism to provide 12 episodes of howling laughter.

This 2001 DVD release OK. It contains all six episodes from series one on a single disc, with no real extras. The picture quality is OK. But these days there is the definitive 2009 remastered version box set of both series plus loads of extras at a very reasonable price, and I would recommend you purchase that set rather than this. So almost Fawltless, 5 stars for the superb comedy, but you're better off getting the 2009 release.
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