Monday, April 12, 2010

Movie of the Week - The Pink Panther Strikes Again

This week’s movie is The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976).

The fourth film in the Pink Panther (Inspector Clouseau) series, the film is about Chief Inspector Clouseau stopping Charles Dreyfus, who formally was his boss and has recently escaped for the mental asylum, from using his Doom’s Day Machine. The film features some of the funniest work from Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom and Burt Kwouk in the series. Blake Edwards directs the film in a gag oriented way, many scenes playing off the comedic brilliance of Sellers. And Henry Mancini delivers another fantastic score. What makes the film great is Sellers, playing his most iconic character to its most fleshed out and exaggerated. The film is one of the best slapstick films since the work of Buster Keaton and Charles Chaplin. Check out the trailer.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again [DVD]

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