A Fish Called Wanda Blu-ray
Comedy / Crime

A Fish Called Wanda

“The funniest movie I have seen in a long time” – Roger Ebert

In 1988, John Cleese, former Python and the mastermind behind Fawlty Towers, teamed up with the veteran Ealing Comedy director Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob) to produce another classic of British comedy.

Cleese plays Archie Leach, a weak-willed barrister who finds himself embroiled with a quartet of ill-matched jewel thieves – two American con artists played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline, Michael Palin’s animal-loving hitman and London gangster Tom Georgeson – when Georgeson is arrested. Only he and Palin know the whereabouts of the diamonds, prompting plenty of farce and in-fighting as well as some embarrassing nudity and the unfortunate demise of some innocent pooches…

Nominated for three Academy Awards® and winning one for Kline’s outstanding supporting turn as the psychopathic Otto, A Fish Called Wandahas stood the test of time, earning its rightful place among its creators’ remarkable comedy pedigree.

Production Year: 1988
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 12A
Running Time: 108
Number of Discs: 2
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour: Colour
Director Charles Chrichton
Cast John Cleese
Cast Jamie Lee Curtis
Cast Kevin Kilne
Cast Michael Palin
Cast Patrica Hayes


  • Brand-new 4K restoration from the original negative, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release 
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation 
  • Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM) and 5.1 DTS-HD soundtracks 
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary by writer and star John Cleese 
  • John Cleese’s Final Farewell Performance, a 1988 documentary on the making of A Fish Called Wanda featuring interviews with actors Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin, Kevin Kline and director Charles Crichton
  • Something Fishy, a 15th anniversary retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Cleese, Curtis, Kline and Palin, producer Michael Shamberg, executive producer Steve Abbott and director of photography Alan Hume
  • On Location, a documentary on the film’s locations hosted by Robert Powell
  • Brand-new appreciation by Vic Pratt of the BFI National Archive 
  • Brand-new interview with production designer Roger Murray-Leach 
  • 26 deleted/alternative scenes with introductions by Cleese 
  • A Message from John Cleese, a tongue-in-cheek introduction recorded for the film’s original release 
  • Gallery 
  • Trivia track
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacey

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