Return of the Pink Panther

#1 by David Skillern , Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:45 am

Well - i screened it yesterday afternoon - and yes it was pinky and Hugh's filters need to be experimented with - but its a great film. After the Pink Panther diamond has been stolen and after being demoted for unwittingly helping bank robbers get away - Clouseau is reinstated to the rank of Inspector much to the chagrin of his ill suffering chief - Dreyfus - played by the brilliant Herbert Lom and goes off to investigate the crime and hopefully arrest Sir Charles Litton the notorious Phantom - or as Clouseau calls him - Sir Charles Phantom - the notorious Litton !!! - The set pieces of word play and visual comedy are wonderful - with Sellers - although documented as being extremely difficult - on top form - his exchanges with Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Victor Spinetti and Catherine Schell being very funny. He also has a lovely scene with Mike Grady - (Barry from Last of the Summer Wine) as a Bell Boy as they both end up in the Sauna of Catherine Schell's hotel room. Christopher Plummer is excellent as the dashing Sir Charles Litton and the supporting cast is made up of some of Sellers acting colleagues like Graham Stark and David Lodge. The print is pinky with some age related marks some green - it could do with a good clean and the sound is excellent - but as a record of one of Peter Sellers greatest comic creations - it can't be beaten .



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RE: Return of the Pink Panther

#2 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:31 pm

A PINK PANTHER film going PINKY .
Most fitting I think . It sounds like it could be a title of one of the Pink Panther cartoons.
" GOING PINKY " ... Hahaha !!!


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#3 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:45 pm

Just call me Floyd.



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#4 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:17 pm

I love all the Pink Panther films, though A Shot In The Dark is the only one I've ever had on eight.
I know also Revenge Of The Pink Panther is available as an optical sound print on 8 also.


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#5 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:11 pm

I don't think I watched any of the Peter Sellers Pink Panther films, but this sounds very good David; and has a host of top British stars, David Lodge, Victor Spinnetti, and Grahame Stark. I remember Catherine Schell from Space 1999. Well done.


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#6 by Tom Photiou , Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:34 pm

A shot in the Dark was my favourite.


 
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RE: Return of the Pink Panther

#7 by David Skillern , Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:38 am

Hi Tom,

I like a Shot in the Dark too - ive got a full length copy on Super 8 and i also have the trailer in cinemascope as well



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#8 by Stuart Bowling , Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:34 pm

Peter Sellers was pure genius and great in the Pink Panther movies. so many great lines from those films, chuckling as I type recalling them haha. Return was my fave out of the series.

Till we meet again and the case is solveed!!


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#9 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:51 pm

The Derann print was superb of A Shot In The Dark. I regret swapping it now, especially as in the early days of my return, i then sold what I swapped it for. Ouch!!

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I hated the intro music though, probably why I let it go. It was like nails down a chalkboard to my ears back then on my ST 1200! Arghhhh...I can hear it now. lol.


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RE: Return of the Pink Panther

#10 by Tom Photiou , Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:49 pm

Oddly enough, we have been watching a few Jerry Lewis films on "the other format", i love this guys comedy, And when you do watch these films you can see where many of the later stars ,(including the writers of the Pink Panther films), got many of there influences from.
For example, watch on YouTube the snooker room scene from the Jerry Lewis film the family jewels and you can see where the writers for the Peter Sellers film got some ideas from.


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#11 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:52 pm

Other format, what other format Tom?
Can there be another other than FILM?


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#12 by Dave Alligan , Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:20 pm

was the 8mm from Derann ?


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RE: Return of the Pink Panther

#13 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:49 pm

A Shot In The Dark was Dave yes, if that was what you were referring to?


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