Sept. 13, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST
Sept. 13, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST
60s is my favorite film decade but i think the PP movies came of age in the 70s and reached an unrestrained comic potential that couldnt be done even if they wanted to in the mid-60s. dreyfuss is fully formed, kato is given a lot more to do. But i see what you mean in the 60s they were more classy and formal especially regards to French inspectors. I always wonder how it wouldve been if they made a PP in the late 60s.
i mean aside from that crappy Inspector Clouseau from 68
Sept. 13, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST
Could be worth asking at your local store
Sept. 13, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST
Although I think it is awesome you have the time to write a review every day can I suggest you also add an image of your favourite scene of each film?
Sept. 13, 2008, 5:21 a.m. CST
because of ownership rights it's not available in any of the Pink Panther DVD Box sets with the other PP movies. From the opening with Clouseau inadvertently helping the bank robbers, the taxi guy following the car on foot, the guy taking his hat and coat at the hotel to the the final end credits with Dreyfuss in the padded Cell writing "Kill Clouseau with a pen in his foot! The comedy in this is film is Sellers totally out of the box with his visual comedy. This and A Shot in the Dark are by far and away the best Pink Panther flicks the great man left us in his premature passing.
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST
by Charlie & Tex
...is in Return of. The opening robbery is a masterpiece of visual storytelling, and depressing that Police Academy 5 ripped it off. The Cato fight is one of the best. It makes good use of Sellers' comedy partner Graham Stark, has the voice of Blofeld himself - Eric Polmann - who played "The Fat Man", the same name and role he played in Carry on Spying. Above all, it contains the single funniest scene in the who series, with Clouseau disguised as architypal 70s swinger Mr E Gadoire - whilst Schell is supposed to be trying not to laugh in character, you can see that she's desperately struggling to keep it together until the end of the scene. It all proves that half a fake moustache is funnier than a full one. You'll cherish this one when you get to "Revenge of.." and beyond, Quint.
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST
Best ending of any of the PP films and btw... "And the flick does open with a sweet heist as a mystery man dressed in black uses a crossbow, rope a little metal pincers to steal the Pink Panther diamond which is now in the possession of a museum." A mystery MAN you say???
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST
by Ruddy Heck
and you will get a great film. This is where Sellers truly took over the franchise and it is one my all time comedy favourites. As with many franchises the joke wears thin with time and sequels, but check out 'Trail' if not just to see how desperate for cash filmmakers can get. And there is some sort of bizarre connection to the Bond films with Schell; I believe she was in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' under the name 'Catherina Von Schell' and Peter Sellers played Bond in the original (and balls) 'Casino Royale'. Or whatever.
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST
by Mr Gorilla
Is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. The whole series after the first two feels like watching a genius actor piss away his talent on shit material. (Hmm, Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean.) What a shame. Just go back to the Kubricks - Sellers' portrayal of Dr Stangelove is one of the funniest things ever. Ever, ever, ever, ever.
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST
by Mr Gorilla
When I was small I swear that STRIKES BACK was my favourite film in the world. The parallel bars. 'Does your dog bite?' 'Those so-silly pyjamas...' But watching as an adult... nah.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9 a.m. CST
Hey, here's an idea: don't buy it twice. Go rent it and save the other 5 bucks toward sponsoring a child or something. Or, you know, go out and buy every movie that you want to see once so you can store up junk in your basement, waste materials, and spend money that could be put to better use elsewhere. Just a thought.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST
by Turd Furgeson
That could have been the most epic talk back EVER!
Sept. 13, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST
Is more-or-less the real "comeback" film in this series. You'll like it better Quint.
Sept. 13, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
But, even my memories leave me remembering some stupid stuff... wasn't there an old, naked guy crushing grapes with someone else (chicks I think)? Or, did I just dream that last night?
Sept. 13, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST
..and it is the "Does your Dog Bite?" scene, other than that its just foolhardy slapstick that barely meets the quality of the humour from A shot in the Dark and Return of the PP. Herbert Lom's Dreyfuss is at his best in those two films, up there with Sellers doing his best as the bungling Clouseau. Return of the PP is simply the best by a mile, the light-bulb sequence is insane! The entire conversation with the look-out man with the monkey during the Robbery is a classic! And it has Dreyfuss strangling his lieutenant by mistake while dreaming of killing Clouseau as well as shooting his nose off with the wrong cigarette-lighter/gun! :-D
Sept. 13, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST
cant believe you have been doing this since June.. good work - even if you bowed out in the near future you could still hold you head up high from the work so far.
Sept. 13, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST
Can't wait to see what you think of that one.
Sept. 13, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST
PLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE! That is all.
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST
by Hawaiian Organ Donor
I still think the best scene in the movie, the PP series and one of the top ten funniest scenes of all time is when Clouseau is in the hotel room and sees the radio and mistakes it for a safe.<p>He scratches his fingernails on hos sleeve and then with assured aplomb goes to town cracking the "safe" only to have it scream "Flight of the Valkyries" at him. Unable to turn it off, the Chief Inspector yanks the cord out of the wall. You will be hard pressed to find a scene in any movie that busts a gut like that one.<p>"I have fixed your doorbell from the ringing. There will be no charge."
Sept. 13, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST
To see Catherine Schell in another great 70s heist caper, check out the DVD of Doctor Who "City of Death". She plays the wife of an alien (Julian Glover) plotting to steal the Mona Lisa, and it is written by Douglas Adams. Wonderful stuff, and she's great in it.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST
Sept. 13, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST
The Pink Panther and A Shot in the Dark are the great ones. The others are lesser movies, and I agree completely about losing the 60s aesthetic. Had the same problem with Bond, but at least that series got better. Although oddly enough, there's one moment in Curse of the Pink Panther (the one without Sellers at all) involving an umbrella that had me laughing when I was a kid. Don't know if it would have done it for me now though (no, I do, it wouldn't).
Sept. 13, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST
you're fucking retarded. Strikes Again has the most slapstick of them all.
Sept. 13, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST
Charlie & Tex nail the scene where he is so funny his costar can't keep from laughing for real. And the line which just nails it and will have you rolling is when he tries to deliver: "Here is a looking at a youuuu keed"
Sept. 13, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST
by Bald Evil
I don't think there's any 5-minute stretch of that movie that isn't laugh-out-loud funny.
Sept. 14, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST
That Snake Eyes Toy is the Coolest Toy I've Ever Laid Eyes On.
Sept. 14, 2008, 3:34 a.m. CST
If you're going to ignore my The Party suggestion then perhaps you'd like a good Christoper Plummer suggestion- Silent Partner. Christopher Plummer and and Elliot Gould in a completely unexpected thriller.
Sept. 14, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST
"The Pink Panther Strikes Again" is waaaay better than "Return." And not just Peter Sellers, but Herbert Lom is brilliant and unforgettable that time out.