Sept. 15, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST
Am I the only one who thinks that this is funny?
Sept. 15, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST
but its ok...not great...but a hell of alot funnier than martins crappy movie
Sept. 15, 2008, 4:49 a.m. CST
likes Herbert Lom. I may be wrong but there's that niggling feeling... Anyway, I think I need to see this film again. I seem to remember its pacing was very very off despite some great comical moments. I'm dreading tomorrow's review. Quint, embrace yourself for more than just a trainwreck...
Sept. 15, 2008, 4:50 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
posthumous efforts made with Sellers outtakes and tribute cameos always had a few comedic gems and laff-out-loud moments. Bad Sellers still beats the best of, oh, let's say Mike Myers.
Sept. 15, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST
by Charlie & Tex
...as the third part of a three-Clouseau-picture deal with Sellers and Edwards. Sellers reluctantly played Jacques again and in return, he was able to make other movies that interested him, most notably Being There.
Sept. 15, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST
The poor fella, was ill at the time and was even dubbed (I seem to recall).
Sept. 15, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST
... for little girls. I'm a salty, Swedish seadog, you know. *pump*pump*pump*pump* Some really great lines and costumes in this one.
Sept. 15, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST
Genius! Fuck it! Let's just say Quint, Dreyfus as played by Lom was the greatest, funniest, craziest, lunatic boss in movie history. End of discussion.
Sept. 15, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST
by The Handsome 12th Doctor
This one has my favourite Dreyfus moment at the end. When he's chasing Clouseau and firing a gun at him, and Clouseau thinks it's because he doesn't recognise him in his gangster costume. I love it when Clouseau shouts back "It's me!", and Dreyfus with absolute manic glee replies "I know!".<br>Herbert Lom is the man.
Sept. 15, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
Those disguises were great. "Aaa am an old salty seedeeeeerg." BTW, brace yourself, Quint, cos the next one is just awful.
Sept. 15, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST
And the last gag falls flat.
Sept. 15, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST
The best Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers colaboration ever
Sept. 15, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST
Quint, as Ricarleite says, add The Party to your list, dude
Sept. 15, 2008, 8:19 a.m. CST
The inspiration for your namesake has passed. Check it out: <p> HONOLULU — Frank Mundus, the legendary shark fisherman said to have inspired the Captain Quint character in the movie "Jaws," has died. He was 82. </p><p> Mundus died Wednesday at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu after a heart attack, his wife said. </p><p> It was his second heart attack in four days. He suffered the earlier one Sept. 6 at Kona International Airport after returning from a business trip to New York. </p><p> Mundus had a history of heart disease, his wife, Jeanette Mundus, 46, said from their home in Naalehu on the southern tip of the Big Island. He suffered his first heart attack in 1998 and later had quadruple bypass surgery. </p><p> Known as the "Monster Man" for the size of the sharks he caught, the gregarious Mundus had an outsized personality nearly as big as his famed boat, the Cricket II. </p><p> He forged his reputation as a fearless fisherman in Montauk beginning in 1951, hunting down the world's biggest sharks. </p><p> "I had a lot of close calls," he once said. "Probably too many close calls." </p> Mundus, who was born in Long Branch, N.J. in 1925, called "Jaws" the "funniest and the stupidest" movie he had ever seen and said he some things in common with Quint such as similar fishing techniques.
Sept. 15, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST
Return gets better as it goes along, so stick with it Quint! Certainly not the best of the bunch, but a good one.
Sept. 15, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST
Great Peter Sellers hippie comedy flick up there with The Party
Sept. 15, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
Since we're leaving the realm of Sellers, I doubt you'll get a chance to add this to the list, Quint. But if you can find a way to get this one in there, by all means: Do it!
Sept. 15, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST
Sept. 15, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST
Lets look at him and laugh.
Sept. 15, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST
Despite your obivious Lom like obsession with Lucas, I still love these reviews.
Sept. 15, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST
And Quint's actually pulled it off, coming up with A Movie a Day. This walkback through classic cinema is awesome. I'd love to see Harry do something like this . . . although it couldn't be movies he hasn't seen. And he's probably too lazy to do it. But still, Quint is da man for this series. Best thing on Aint It Cool. Ever.<br><br> Haters are boring.
Sept. 15, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST
by Yotz Von Frelnik
I was wondering if you'll ever do "Curse of the Pink Panther" with Ted Wass as the detective hired to find Clouseau and "Son of the Pink Panther" with Roberto Benigni as Clouseau's son. Just curious to see your reactions to THOSE abortions of quality Edwards humor. Sorry, I know they'll hurt.
Sept. 15, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST
nothing more. So lets just ignore his 30 year old insecurities and discuss the movie:<p> This one seemed to be the weakest of the series in my opinion, but for some reason, was the one that was ALWAYS running as the CBS Sunday Night Movie when I was growing up. Never any of the others - always this one. Where the previous movies seemed to be series detective drama where slaptick comedy sort of sprung up on you out of nowhere, this one is just a series of slapstick set-ups, and ones that you can see coming from miles away. In earlier films (the 2nd one?) he spins a giant globe and then casually leans on it, falling on his lunchbox. You never see that coming - thats what makes it an absolute riot. In this one, you get set up gags like his old fisherman disguise with the inflatable (yet uninflatable) parrot. The whole scene, you're just waiting for it to pop or sure enough - go FWEEEEeeeeeeeee onto orbit. And there it goes - ah yes, the predictable punchline, unfunny as ever.<p> I guess my problem with this movie is that it seems to fit better into the Airplane series of films instead of the Pink Panther series of films and feels like it borrows from several unfilms 3 stooges screenplays that were punched up by Oliver and Hardy.<p> oh and the series only gets worse from here, folks. The Pink Panther movies should have stopped yesterday.
Sept. 15, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST
..into Jett's greasy cunt-mouth. Thanks!
Sept. 15, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST
I'm really digging on AMAD, especially the magical transition from Bava to Edwards/Sellers. Makes me wanna go revisit the whole PP series. Keep 'em coming, no matter what the nay-sayers have to say about it.
Sept. 15, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST
The whole point of this series is to proclaim loudly from the rooftops that 'new' does not equal cool. You'll see many more great things by looking back rather than only looking forward.
Sept. 15, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST
The site is "Aint It Cool" not "Aint It New". PS Jet has one T. That is all.
Sept. 15, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST
One of the funniest lines in any movie, ever.
Sept. 15, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST
SPOILERS ahead At the end of Strikes Again, doesn't Dreyfuss die? He disapears while playing the organ (his blinking eye is the last thing to go), and on Revenge, he is back again and is not the main villain anymore. Why?
Sept. 15, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST
That is what I said, you idiot!
Sept. 15, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST
Are you being subtly humori=ous when you say "embrace yourself" - The actual expression is "brace yourself" <p><p>Perhaps you knew that and were making a joke, but I could not tell.
Sept. 15, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST
I feel the need to also voice my approval of the party. We would litteraly be rolling on the floor with laughter. It does end up going on too long though... The very end is a bit of a mess.
Sept. 15, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST
Rich Little dubbed Niven in the Trail. You want to watch Life & Death of Peter Sellers with Geoffrey Rush as Peter Sellers doing Clouseau disguised as the old salty seadog!That's genius.
Sept. 15, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST
...I know you're too busy with the meth habit to learn basic english skills. Is it this particular column, or the act of reading that frustrates you so much? Go find some other hobby to occupy your time in between stealing your mom's social security checks.
Sept. 15, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST
...that Jett is one of those people who is REALLY REALLY EXCITED ABOUT SARAH PALIN!
Sept. 15, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST
by alice 13
Sept. 15, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST
and Peter Sellers is funnier dead than Mike Myers alive.
Sept. 15, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST
That bothered me, but I don't think there is any explanation. I saw both movies. Quint said the moviemakers did not care about continuity regarding this (or he said something similar). I would agree. It's like they wrote themselves into a corner in the previous film but really, really wanted to bring the character back.
Sept. 15, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST
Lom got to murder Sellers in "The Ladykillers".
Sept. 15, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST
That is all.
Sept. 15, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST
with a K. It's a Green Hornet reference.
Sept. 15, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST
sorry, but it is. in A Shot in the Dark (the first film featuring his character) it's spelled "Kato". in every subsequent outing it is spelled as "Cato".
Sept. 16, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST
Quint, you are very close on the development of the series, what you forgot to mention after your review of Return,,,,, Clouseau continuously becomes more "bungling" and less accident prone from film to flim. This may be why Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers were always fighting over the character. Quint you felt that "Strikes Back" was one of the best in the series..... wanna know why????? because the Clouseau character was at the peak of development and balanced between bungling and accident prone. Revenge has it's high points but Clouseau was a little "over the top".
Sept. 16, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST
Amazing obsevation was that Clouseau could loose the French accent and pick up a NY / NJ accent in his gangster disgiuse. One thing Quint that you forgot to mention is the addition of new character (can't remember the charaters name but he owned the disguise shop) was a fun addition to the Clouseau story line. Head Geek was right about your age,!!!!,,,, I think I was 7 or 8 when I went to the theater to see "Return of the Pink Panther" and 12 when I saw Revenge..... BTW Quint ,,, I feel for you after you watch "Trail of the Pink Panther"..... Go BAAAACK..... Go BAAAAACK....... See if you get yourself a legal or illegal copy of "The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu" and really watch Peter Sellers go out on a low...... I have a copy.. or two. Quint if you really want more of 70's cinema to check out,,,,,, check out all of the live action Disney flicks of the 70's, Apple Dumpling Gang,,, North Avenue Irregulars and epecially Escape From Witch Mountain. but why bother with those,,,, you've graduated to Caligula....... LOL
Sept. 16, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST
and i shall glide through the underworld like a shadow *cough*