Wilt: Special Edition
Adapted from Tom Sharpe's hilarious novel by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick (2.4 Children, One Foot in the Grave), WILT is directed by Michael Tuchner (Tales of the Unexpected, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and stars Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith who are supported by award-winning comedy actress Alison Steadman (Abigail's Party, The Singing Detective).
Regularly overlooked for promotion on the grounds that his college lacks cash and he personally lacks drive, teacher Henry Wilt (Griff Rhys Jones) spends his evenings walking his dog and fantasising about murdering his domineering wife, Eva. Whilst incredibly drunk at a friend’s party Wilt finds himself firmly locked in a passionate embrace with a life-size inflatable doll. After several desperate attempts to get rid of it, he ends the evening by dumping the doll in a convenient hole on a building site at the college. When, next morning, it’s discovered that Eva has gone missing, Wilt’s activities naturally attract the suspicion of Inspector Russell Flint of Norwich CID (Mel Smith), who suspects foul play and believes that Mrs. Wilt is now pushing up twenty tons of pre-mixed concrete...
WILT SPECIAL EDITION contains the following extras
• Interview with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones from Saturday Night at the Movies (1989)
• Featurette about the making of the film
• Michael Tuchner interview
• Location footage
• Theatrical trailer
This raucously funny film is one of the best Tom Sharpe adaptations to date and represents British comedy at its very best.