Fawlty Towers - The Complete Series (Remastered) DVD - $15.98 @ JB Hi-Fi


Well worth it. I’m sure there will be a 20% off weekend soon if you can wait. Includes ALL episodes of the series.

EDIT - Now $15.98

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  • apparently they banning some Fawlty Towers too.. :-O


    • For flap's sake.

    • Get it while you can, the PC police are on a rampage!

    • Jeez, imagine what will happen when they find 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'

    • +7 votes

      Its not banned, just pulled from a site that owns the rights. Its hilarious though, the line …

      The Major tells Basil Fawlty that he went to the cricket test with a woman who "kept referring to the Indians as (removed racial slur). 'No, no, no,' I said, 'the (removed: racial slur) are the West Indians. These people are (removed: slur).'"

      …is far more derogatory of the English and snobs than anyone of colour. Id argue it even demonstrates that racism is not purely a past practice, and would demonstrate an awareness of it, leading to a generation willing to support BLM movement.

      • Absolutely. The writers were satirizing a particular type of stuffy older generation man within British society at the time.

      • +13 votes

        absolutely, in interviews they actually pointed out they weren't making fun of the Germans Indians etc, they were making fun of the english and their attitudes.

        • +10 votes

          Its nuts that it even needed explaining. Why is context so hard for some folks?.

        • It's the same as how Borat was characterised. But in both cases you really don't come away with any sense of a moral education from seeing the bigotry played out by the onscreen "racist". Just makes you feel it's funny (perhaps even fun if you're watching it with a bunch of mates) to see people in movies make fun of other ethnic/national groups in ways that are not socially acceptable.

          • @obenihk: Or, it let people of that time period know, they were not alone in thinking we are still a bit racist and its kind of messed up…

      • +3 votes

        Ironically a lot of the content being removed from platforms is of a liberal mindset both of its time and now.
        I could easily see Always Sunny in Philidelphia having its blackface episodes being removed despite how much it uses blackface to demonstrate how eager the white characters are to don blackface.

        • Liberals in the the 60's were all about free speech, now they are all about burning books. Remember that at the next election.

      • still absolutely hilarious 45 years later.

    • Oh FFS. Have they not realised that censorship or prohibition does nothing. Bloody morons.

    • This shows the value of owning your own copy of media. Don't rely on streaming services where the content can be pulled or edited without warning.

      Sometimes the edits are subtle and silent because someone suddenly became offended by a bare backside 35 years later.

      It's almost Orwellian. 'There never was a Fawlty Towers episode with racist language'

    • So it says because the episode contains "racial slurs". If i recall it's because the Major says the n-word when talking to Basil about Indians.
      Oh, Major :(

  • Could be worth a few quid if/when classic comedy gets permanently archived due to it being racist or offensive/too funny.

  • flowery twats

  • +13 votes

    They'll be burning this on the streets next week.

    • well if they are ripping down statues , i’d say burning books might be next that are politically incorrect ….

      the american constitution didn’t exclude slavery because some of their founding fathers owned slaves ….. wonder if their statues will be ripped down …..

      • "the american constitution didn’t exclude slavery because…"

        The Declaration of independence did which was enacted 13 years earlier:
        "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

        This was the prime driver used to abolish slavery. Lincoln had the Constitution updated to specifically make slavery illegal in 1865:

        13th Amendment: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction"

  • Gone after the Mighty Boosh too. Fun Police at it again….

    Surprisingly they haven't touched Carry Ons yet. Can stick it up their Khyber.

  • Don't mention the war!

  • How can I knock a nail in with your hamster?!

  • He’s from Barcelona.

  • Is this the Automatic version or the Manuel version?

  • +3 votes

    "Remastered?" … like sold to a new master? This cant be good.

    But seriously, I wonder if remastered is the edited version from years ago when they removed the allegedly offensive line.

  • +1 vote

    Wasn’t it released for free on the Monty python website? Pc principal should watch ‘mind your language’ :)

  • +4 votes

    It seems cheaper at Amazon $12.22, although it's currently on backorder if you don't mind that.


    • Order 3 max because no doubt the cotton ball people will find offence and take away the great stuff .

  • Que?

  • -1 vote

    Whats the story-line of the show?

  • Major: "Germans?! Don't care much for Germans."


  • Well done OP.. the funny thing is the German episode was probably my favourite.. There are so many good ones, but that one was uber-manic

  • All lives matter

      • There was no protests or riots when the black cop killed the white Australian girl there last year.

        • Yeah what's up with that 😂. But something extra stupid is that protects take priority over social distancing. If they really take the BLM movement serious they would stay home as it reduces the risk especially to vulnerable indigenous people. These people are gonna undo all of our hard work! And a 2nd wave is gonna hit!

  • Have the PC Inquisition found Blazing Saddles yet? That one should make their humorless heads explode

    • An absolute gem. One of my fav comedies.
      When he rocks up to the town: "It is my privilege and honour to present a hearty handshake and this laurel to our new…. (removed: racial slur)".

      Gene Wilder said of the film, "They've smashed racism in the face, but they're doing it while you laugh." -> But that's not how the PC brigade see anything now…

      • He said the Sheriff is NEAR…
        The Sheriff is WHAT?
        The Sheriff is a Ni…(bong)
        THE SHERIFF IS IS A (removed: racial slur)

  • The burning of the books. The thought policing. The social execution for not towing the party line. WHO IS SUPPORTING THIS?

    This has nothing to do with racism, it is about power & control. You tie yourself to a noble cause as a Trojan horse. The new world order is upon us.

  • This is the whole bit if you missed it… 3 minutes and 08 seconds


  • Were this ever released on Blu ray? Is there much of a difference considering the source content quality?

    • I can't imagine it would look any better.

    • Yes, but judging by how hard it is to find in Australia, I guess it wasn't / hasn't been released here.

      DVD vs Bluray comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvxWGFHLcHk.

    • dvdbeaver (think it writes it's Region ALL) - also blu-ray and dvdcompare.

      One thing I've been unsuccessfully trying to confirm, if there are notable VISUAL differences between the non-remastered & remastered DVDs (c1ockwork probably answered the DVD-blu comparison). Yes the remastered has the better extras, but nothing at basen gives me any answers (the remastered scandi seems AWOL). Anyone here know (rather than suspect/presume/educated-guess) of any visual improvements between the 2 DVD versions?

      Thanks in advance.

  • Does anyone know if they have changed the aspect ratio or have they left it the original 4x3 format?

    I have seen some episodes of Faulty Towers which they try to resize the format to more fit in the 16x9 format, and it looks terrible. In some of the scenes you see Basil Faulty's head off the screen.

    Also, I am in agreement with everyone here, after I found out that the most famous episode of all was removed (in which I GOT OFFENDED), then this culture of "offending" has gone too far. I want to keep my own copies.

    Next they will be banning Con the fruiterer.

  • Don't mention the N word!

  • Thank you DonaldDr4per

    It took me 30 seconds to decide if to buy this.
    Jumped in my car to the nearest JBHIFI and bought one.

    At least I know the PC police will not be able to censor my copies.

  • Get it before it's banned altogether along with other series like Love Thy Neighbour, Benny Hill Show, Dick Emery, South Park and any movie where an Anglo actor portrayed another ethnicity or spoke another language other than his own. I miss The Mighty Boosh. 😭

    • So Chris Lilley's series “Angry Boys,” “Summer Heights High,” “We Can Be Heroes” and “Jonah From Tonga" are fine? Even I cringed at his portrayals as they were in such poor taste - so I didn't/don't watch his comedy (my choice).

      But then there's the Kenny Everett Video Show of which "It's all done in the best possible taste!"

  • Now dropped to $15.98 :)

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