GUEST HOUSE PARADISO - LE

GUEST HOUSE PARADISO - LE

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(Adrian Edmondson, 1999)
Release date: 19 August 2024
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK premiere)

After a decade of honing their signature characters, Richie and Eddie, across TV and stage-show appearances, British comedy legends Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson (The Comic Strip Presents..., The Young Ones) finally gave the pair the big-screen outing which they truly deserved in the riotous, vomit-soaked entertainment that is Guest House Paradiso.

When Mr Nice (Simon Pegg, Shaun of the Dead) and his family check in to ‘the cheapest hotel in Britain’ – run with maximum inefficiency and malfeasance by Richie and Eddie – it sets off an outrageous chain of events involving rubber underwear, a beautiful Italian film star (Hélène Mahieu), her abusive fiancé (Vincent Cassel, Irreversible), and a consignment of radioactive fish.

Featuring a spectacular supporting cast, which also includes Fenella Fielding (Carry On Screaming!, Hammer’s The Old Dark House) and Bill Nighy (Love Actually), this slapstick tour-de-force is a latter-day classic of disreputable British comedy, which has to be seen to be believed.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K restoration from the original interpositive
  • Original 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio tracks
  • The Making of ‘Guest House Paradiso’ (1999): archival documentary featuring interviews with actor, co-writer and director Adrian Edmondson, actor and co-writer Rik Mayall, producer Phil McIntyre, and actors Fenella Fielding, Hélène Mahieu and Simon Pegg
  • Paradiso Pegg (2023): interview with celebrated actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg in which he looks back at his time making the film
  • Interview with Colin Towns (2024): the prolific film and television composer discusses his score
  • Interview with Sean Barton (2024): the veteran editor recalls his work on the film
  • Interview with Tom Brown (2024): the production designer explores the guest house’s unique challenges        
  • From the Cutting Room Floor (1999): outtakes from the film’s production
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Jon Robertson, archival articles on the making of the film, and full film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies for the UK

All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: 15
REGION B
EAN: 5060697923940