The Unknown Peter Sellers

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This biographical sketch and collection of rarely seen film footage pays tribute to the talent of the great Peter Sellers, chameleonic star of Dr. Strangelove, The Pink Panther, and Being There. Hailed as a comic genius even in his own time, Sellers' continual reinvention of himself kept audiences roaring for 30 years. Behind the scenes, however, personal difficulties and his eccentricity on set (some of his directors suggested that he was a schizophrenic) betrayed the fact that a struggling human being lay ...
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This biographical sketch and collection of rarely seen film footage pays tribute to the talent of the great Peter Sellers, chameleonic star of Dr. Strangelove, The Pink Panther, and Being There. Hailed as a comic genius even in his own time, Sellers' continual reinvention of himself kept audiences roaring for 30 years. Behind the scenes, however, personal difficulties and his eccentricity on set (some of his directors suggested that he was a schizophrenic) betrayed the fact that a struggling human being lay behind Sellers' many larger-than-life characters. Featuring rare excerpts of his brilliant early work, alongside interviews with family, friends, and fellow actors, The Unknown Peter Sellers is an essential addition to the collection of any devoted Sellers fan, as well as a fascinating introduction to his remarkable body of work.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene access; Filmography; Never-before-seen television interview (1971); Commercials; Behind the scenes featurette; Weblink; Downloadable DVD-ROM content
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/2000
  • UPC: 720917310725
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Winstar
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
David Leaf Director, Producer, Screenwriter
John Scheinfeld Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Larry Adler Executive Producer
Mark Andrew Editor, Producer
Iris Frederick Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1
1. Introduction [2:44]
2. Beginnings [9:15]
3. Struggles [9:09]
4. Movie Star [16:18]
5. A Happy Man? [2:21]
6. Second Life [5:54]
7. Return of Peter Sellers [12:35]
8. End Credits [1:29]
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Menu

Side #1
   Play Feature
   Scene Access
   Special Features
      Filmography
      Television Interview (1971)
      Barclay's Bank TV Spots
      TWA TV Spots
      TWA - Behind the Scenes Featurette
   Production Credits
   DVD Newsletter
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