Sunday 20th October 2019
Featuring a tour-de-force performance from John Cleese in full Basil Fawlty mode, audiences have the opportunity to experience this lesson in the art of comic timing in high-definition for the very first time. For this new 2019 restoration of the madcap comedy classic, StudioCanal has returned to the original colour negative. The scanning, restoration and grading of the negative was performed in 4K.
With a razor-sharp screenplay by acclaimed author and playwright Michael Frayn (Noises Off, Copenhagen) and great supporting turns from Alison Steadman, Penelope Wilton and Joan Hickson, Clockwise, released on DVD and Blu-ray 18th November 2019, is the film that inspired Cleese to make A Fish Called Wanda and remains a much treasured British comedy classic to this day.
Cleese plays Mr Stimpson, a clock watching headmaster obsessed with timekeeping. When he boards the wrong train on his way to a headmasters' conference, however, his obsessive punctuality is put to the test. Turning back to find alternative means of transport, he hijacks one of his pupils - who is taking the afternoon off school - in her father's car. As the journey descends into further chaos, the head quickly begins to lose his schoolmasterly poise...
- New Interview with Michael Frayn
- Clock watching with Mr. Cleese
- Stills gallery
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.