Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

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Director: Blake Edwards

Cast: Blake Edwards, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Colin Blakely

     
 

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The fourth film in Blake Edwards' Pink Panther series, The Pink Panther Strikes Again comes to DVD with a pair of images. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in

Overview

The fourth film in Blake Edwards' Pink Panther series, The Pink Panther Strikes Again comes to DVD with a pair of images. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer, and an eight-page booklet. This is a decent enough disc from MGM/UA, although one feels a sadness that Peter Sellers passed away before getting the chance to create a commentary track for any of his classic performances.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Filled with brilliant lunacy and over-the-top comedic flourishes, The Pink Panther Strikes Again delivers the absurd goods for which the series is known. Played even broader than its predecessors, Strikes Again finds Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) in the super-spy role pitted against his incredibly evil nemesis Dreyfus (Herbert Lom. In one wacky moment after the next, Sellers throws subtlety out the window to match the film's exaggerated tone -- a tactic well-suited for delivering even more immediate laughs from the bumbling hero. The slo-mo kung fu scene is unbelievably funny, as are the moments in the interrogation scene, which border on Clouseau's best. As far as the supporting cast, Lom hams it up in his wide-eyed Bond villain role, while Lesley-Anne Down makes the screen sizzle every time her Russian minx character appears. With a cartoon-like bouncy feel to it, The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the perfect idiocy for the slapstick soul.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
UPC:
0027616750327
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:43:00

Special Features

8-page booklet featuring insights into the filmmakers' methods; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Herbert Lom Dreyfus
Colin Blakely Alec Drummond
Leonard Rossiter Inspector Quinlan
Lesley-Anne Down Olga
Burt Kwouk Cato
Andre Maranne Francois
Marne Maitland Deputy Commissioner
Michael Robbins Jarvis
Briony McRoberts Margo Fassbender
Byron Kane Secretary of State
Julie Andrews Singing voice of Ainslie Jarvis
Claudia Cardinale Actor
Fran Fullenwider Fat Lady
David Niven Actor
Tony Sympson Mr. Shork
Robert Wagner Actor
Terry Yorke Cairo Fred
Howard K. Smith Himself
Dick Crockett Gerald Ford
Richard Vernon Dr. Hugo Fassbender
Dudley Sutton McLaren
Murray Kash Dr. Zelmo Flek
Hal Galili Danny Salvo
Robert Beatty US Admiral
Bob Sherman C.I.A. Agent
Phil Brown Virginia Senator
Jerry Stovin Presidential Aide
Paul Maxwell CIA Director
Vanda Godsell Mrs. Leverlilly
Norman Mitchell Mr. Bullock
Patsy Smart Mrs. Japonica
George Leech Mr. Stutterstut
Harold Berens Hotel Clerk
Geoffrey Bayldon Dr. Duval
Graham Stark Clerk
Anthony Chinn Chinese Assassin
Kevin Scott M.C
John Clive Chuck
James Warrior Police Constable
Gordon Rollings Inmate
Damaris Hayman Fiona
Patrick Jordan Detective
John Sullivan Tournier
Dinny Powell Marty, the Mugger
Terry Richards Bruce, the Knife
Bill Cummings Hindo Harry
Terry Plummer 1st Kidnapper
Peter Brace Kidnaper
Eddie Stacey West German Assassin
Joe Powell Taxi Passenger
Fred Haggerty Munich Hotel Doorman
John Cooper Repair Man
Joanna Dickens Fat Lady
Omar Sharif Egyptian Assassin
Richard Bartlett Young Man
Chris Langham Police Driver

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tony Adams Associate Producer
Don Black Score Composer
Fred Carter Set Decoration/Design
Harry Frampton Makeup
Alan Jones Editor
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Peter Mullins Production Designer
Tiny Nicholls Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Williams Studio Animator
Bridget Sellers Costumes/Costume Designer
John Siddall Art Director
Peter Sutton Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Waldman Screenwriter
Harry Waxman Cinematographer
Kit West Special Effects

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/A Full Recovery [:11]
2. A Sudden Relapse [3:57]
3. Main Title [6:29]
4. Up Periscope [2:35]
5. Cato's Ambush [3:28]
6. A Warning Call [3:03]
7. Quasimodo [1:34]
8. Dreyfus' Master Plan [3:58]
9. Professor Kidnapped! [3:34]
10. A Parallel Reality [1:03]
11. Painful Interrogation [3:46]
12. Queen Of The Tango [5:27]
13. A Mad, Mad Plot [6:48]
14. Do Not Adjust You Set [2:16]
15. Any Last Words? [:52]
16. Dis-United Nations [2:53]
17. 7 Days To Kill Clouseau [3:06]
18. A Killer Oktoberfest [2:54]
19. Clouseau: 26, Hitmen: 0 [3:11]
20. A Secret Weapon [4:09]
21. "He Looks Familiar" [3:15]
22. Premature Jubilation [5:16]
23. "Does Your Dog Bite?" [4:04]
24. Up The Creek! [1:35]
25. Dental Disaster! [1:30]
26. Dreyfus' Destruction [3:14]
27. Romance At Last! [8:34]
28. End Credits [3:48]
Side B -- WIDESCREEN
0. Scene Selections
1. Logos/ A Full Recovery [:14]
2. A Sudden Relapse [3:41]
3. Main Title [6:29]
4. Up Periscope [2:35]
5. Cato's Ambush [3:28]
6. A Warning Call [3:03]
7. Quasimodo [1:34]
8. Dreyfus' Master Plan [3:58]
9. Professor Kidnapped! [3:34]
10. A Parallel Reality [1:02]
11. Painful Interrogation [3:46]
12. Queen Of The Tango [5:26]
13. A Mad, Mad Plot [6:48]
14. Do Not Adjust Your Set [3:09]
15. Any Last Words? [2:53]
16. Dis-United Nations [3:06]
17. 7 Days To Kill Clouseau [2:54]
18. A Killer Oktoberfest [3:11]
19. Clouseau: 26, Hitmen: 0 [4:10]
20. A Secret Weapon [3:14]
21. "He Looks Familiar" [5:16]
22. Premature Jubilation [4:04]
23. "Does Your Dog Bite?" [1:35]
24. Up The Creek! [1:29]
25. Dental Disaster! [4:05]
26. Dreyfus' Destruction [7:43]
27. Romance At Last! [3:48]
28. End Credits [5:07]

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pink Panther Series was Peter Sellers best work. The beginning alone is a comedic work of art. Dreyfus had made such progress, he was soon to be released from the sanitarium. Then Clouseau dropped by. In a very short time Dreyfus was knocked into a pond 4 times, hit on the head with a crokay ball, stepped on a rake, learned Clouseau was considering running for the public office, not to mention the shock of actually seeing Clouseau. Dreyfus endured all that without loosing it. He was hanging by a thread, but was still holding on. Then he was shot in the head with a suction cup arrow, by another crazy man. That was it, complete relapse. He didn't even bother removing the arrow. Next seen he chasing Clouseau , and just yelling "Kill, Kill, Kill". After he escapes Dreyfus proceeds to gather the worlds best criminals, and organized them into an international terrorist organization. Used them to build a Doomsday device - a ray device. He used the ray to blackmail the entire planet. Dreyfus claimed that compared to Clouseau, the Doomsday Device was just a water pistol. The October Festival was a riot. Assassins were killing each other left and right - some deliberately others by accident. Clouseau was oblivious to each death, and each attempt at killing him. When Clouseau found the castle Dreyfus was hiding in he kept falling in the Moat trying to reach the castle. Finally he got in by impersonating a dentist, who was called to treat Dreyfus. The laughing gas scene is hilarious beyond words. Finally Clouseau proved Dreyfus right. Dreyfus's weapon, the castle, and his own assassins were nothing compared to the destructive capacity of Clouseau's mindless incompetance. Clouseau destroyed it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel this is pure escapism comedy by a master comic. The comics today should learn from a man who didn't need profanity in order to be funny. He relied only on his ability to act and assume the character of ''Closeau'', the bumbling detective, and nemesis of his former boss Dreyfuss. In my opinion this is the funniest of the ''Pink Panther' series. I would give this movie 3 1/2 stars out of 4 stars on just how much I enjoy it 27 years after the first time that I saw this. The jokes are still fresh and the sight gags still work. What more can you ask?