Cleese is the highlight of the show. He’s hysterical whether firing off witty insults, or performing a bit of slapstick. At times, he’s like a plate spinner, running around trying to keep his plans intact. And no one does anger funnier as evidenced by the scene where Basil thrashes his car with a branch.
This collection has been remastered since the 2001 Complete Series release and the video looks good for its age. Each episode features separate commentaries from Cleese and the director, John Howard Davies for series one and Bob Spiers for series two. Cleese provides great detail and insight into the workings of comedy. There are old interviews with Cleese (53 min), Sachs (25 min), and Scales (8 min) as well as 2009 interviews with the cast, including a rare appearance by Booth (39 min), recorded for the digital comedy channel G.O.L.D. There are also about two minutes of outtakes, a clip of Basil introducing a tatty revue, an actual Torquay Tourist Guide (12 min), profiles of the cast, and an accompanying booklet.
If you enjoy laughing, Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection Remastered has to be in your home library.