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Pink Panther Strikes Again
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The fourth Pink Panther film with Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards is easily the most over-the-top, but it's still pretty entertaining. The story finds Clouseau's former boss (Herbert Lom) totally insane after years of enduring the bumbling detective, and sequestered in a castle with a death-ray gun. Clouseau has to stop him from using the weapon on the world, and his efforts to do so make for some choice, Edwards-style slapstick. The quotient of destruction (a Clouseau staple) is higher than average, but there is also real wit--particularly in a final scene where Lom re-creates his most famous role as the monster from the 1962 Phantom of the Opera. --Tom Keogh

Customer Reviews:

  • This is a must for you movie collection!
    Dreyfus, Clouseau's old boss, has gone mad and wants to destroy the world with his X-ray machine in this movie. Our only hope is the incompetent chiefinspector, Jaques Clouseau, played by the comic genious Peter Sellers (1925-1980, died of a heart attack). Are you looking for the best classical Clouseau-scenes? This one includes the non-biting dog (really?), the inspector as a tooth-pulling dentist in disguise, and his attempt to get over a moat! As in the other Pink Panther films, this too hasn't got a really credible and reliable story, but that's just a part of all the fun. Watch it over and over again, and notice all the funny details and mistakes Clouseau makes. This is the best Pink Panther movie, no doubt about it! You MUST get this one in your collection!...more info
  • The Prince of Prat
    Hardly a vase is left unsmashed. Every great movie hit is parodied, even some movies made long after. Everything associated with the Peter Sellers/Inspector Clouseau series comes to a full and glorious peak. What is surprising is that this movie remains fresh even after all these years.

    When Clouseau's servant Kato attacks him as he enters his apartment the resulting martial arts send-up is like a Jackie Chan outtake. There's even a glamorous Russian assassin wearing little more than a fur coat to outdo all the Bond girls.

    Herbert Lom plays the insane Former Chief Inspector Dreyfus with the manic glee of a little boy running amok, cheerfully reprising bits of his role in "Phantom of the Opera". It has to be mentioned that Lom takes a pratfall with as much grace and panache as Sellers. The scenes where both appear together are comic masterpieces.

    This is the movie where Sellers destroys the audience merely by saying, "Room" in Inspector Clouseau's ridiculous and phony French accent. It might be an old dog by now, but the trick still works, as does the joke.

    President Gerald Ford is memorialized in this 1976 movie, with a look-alike actor stumbling over his feet in the mock Oval Office. I think the real Ford only fell once getting out of the Presidential helicopter, but the comics feasted on it for years. Another scene in this movie that no longer feels the same is the one in which the madman Dreyfus erases the UN Building in New York -- people running through the streets unfortunately called to mind the events in 2001. When this movie was filmed the skyline of New York did not have the twin towers of the WTC. The little flashback this scene engendered in my mind is not the fault of the movie. It was the world that changed...That the movie could still make me laugh after that is a testament to its comic power. Five stars still...the world needs to laugh. The clueless innocence of Inspector Clouseau is still a potent remedy for what ails us....more info
  • Side spliting,enormously funny.Frequent stops to bathroom
    Very well presented movie. Peter Sellers is fantastic...more info
  • Inspector Clouseau Strikes Again
    "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", though misnamed (the "Pink Panther" plays no part whatever in this installment), is a very funny movie. ...

    The first two "Panther" films had clever, relatively sophisticated plots. In the first one, Peter Sellers was part of an ensemble of stars and was not the sole focus of the story. The second was a transition, with Clouseau emerging as the focus, but with an emphasis on the story still evident. Subsequent efforts were simply vehicles for Sellers' portrayal of Inspector Clouseau. Everything else was secondary. If an Inspector Clouseau film is what you want, then the later films are for you. Personally while I enjoy the later films very much, I like the first two best...

    Of the later movies, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" is, in my opinion, the best. The plot is completely over the top, but that doesn't really matter. Sellers and Herbert Lom play off each other marvelously, and there are lots of very funny scenes. The opening, with former Chief Inspector Dreyfus ready to be released from a mental hospital, and, later, Clouseau trying single-handedly to break into an old castle, are highlights. This film's predecessor, "The Return..." had classic bits, too, of course, but the plot was allowed to become a bit confused. Here, there is no confusion, just Sellers doing his thing. On that basis, it's funny regardless of the plot.

    For me, this is a strong four stars. It ranks somewhere between "A Shot In The Dark" and "The Return Of The Pink Panther". Not a bad place to be. They're all very good, and there are lots of laughs to be had from each. If you are looking strictly for a Sellers vehicle, though, this might be the best one of the bunch for you. Either way, give it a try. You won't regret owning this. It's a comedy classic in its own right....more info

  • the funniest movie I've ever seen!
    My sister and I recite entire stretches of dialogue in synch with the movie and laugh till we cry! ( Kleenex factor of 10)...more info
  • Great comedy.
    This comedy is great.I forgotten everything when watched movie. I'm collecting comedies and this is going to take place in my shelf....more info
  • The Best of the series
    This is by far the best of the Pink Panther series of movies. Sellers is a comedic genius and the funniest Clousseau scenes are in this film. I saw this on the big screen while in grade school and vividly remember my friend and I bowled over in tears laughing so hard. This is the movie with such memorable scenes as: "Does your dog bite?...No....(dog bites Clousseau)...I thought you said your doig does not bite?....That is not my dog" and the famous "Blemish? But that's a priceless Steinway!...Not anymore" as well as Clousseau's visit to the Octoberfest where two assailants both miss Clousseau and kill each other in the bathroom. Every supporting actor (the guys who played President Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger were superb) was believable and set up the scenes so well for the bumbling Clousseau. If you only get one of the Sellers' Pink Panther movies, this is THE ONE to have because I believe you will tearfully laugh every time you watch it....more info
  • Peter Sellers Strikes Again
    The fourth installment in the immensely popular "Pink Panther" series is definitely one of the funniest. It also shows just how talented the great Peter Sellers is. Sellers is a comic genius, talented not just in physical comedy but verbal as well (one of the best examples of this is his "interrogation" of the staff at the professors home). He excells in his portrayal of Clouseau and his ability to always maintain a high level of dignity no matter how silly he looks (after falling down the stairs he gets up and exclaims "That felt good"). Everything from his goofy accent to his hilarious interactions with the other character's (especially Kato and his "former chief inspector") are enjoyable. Any fan of the series will love this installment....more info
  • THE BEST PINK PANTHER
    The Pink Panther Strikes Again
    Peter Sellers returns as the slightly dim-witted, Inspector Jack Clouseau, in this sporadically funny follow-up. Steve Martin, like in a Hindu Proverb, has to be born a thousand incarnations, before he can come within a thousand miles of Peter Sellers. This time, Clouseau, is fighting his former chief, Dreyfus(Herbert Lom), who controls a piece of machinery, with which he is threatening to blow us all sky high. Blake Edwards is at the helm again, and, Lesley Ann Down, provides the beauty....more info
  • This One is Hilarious
    I love Peter Sellers and I have three Pink Panther DVDs. The first one, "The Pink Panther," has one hilarious scene at the end which is worth having just for that; the second, "The Pink Panther Returns," is fairly funny; but I found "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" absolutely side-splitting - a must-have in your comedy collection....more info
  • It's Not English. It's Not French. It's Frenglish.
    "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" is one of the defining moments of my early film going experience. I saw it when I was thirteen (sat through it twice) at my neighborhood bijou. I went to my parochial school and during recess related the film's juiciest parts to my male buddies. I was overheard by a nosy female classmate and she told Mother Superior about my off color remarks. After getting tongue lashed about my impure thoughts I was sent home(this is punishment?) and told to contemplate and maybe make an act of contrition. Oh, well. The movie? In my mind Peter Sellers is the greatest comic force to ever hit the silver screen. After a series of box office bombs and ten years after "A Shot in the Dark"(the best in the Clouseau series) Sellers revived the character in "The Return of the Pink Panther" in 1975. That film was a mixed bag but a box office success nonetheless so another entry was inevitable. In 1976 "Strikes Again" came out. I think this is the second best "Pink Panther" film. It's a mixture of witty verbal gags and over-the-top slapstick. For the most part it works but there are some misses. Sellers was incapable of phoning in a performance but to my mind seems a little tired here. I think that has more to do with the heart attack he had recently suffered than any boredom with the character. Herbert Lom, however, as Clouseau's nemesis Chief Inspector Dreyfus has never been better. Lom was usually relegated to supporting roles and director Blake Edwards gives him the opportunity to chew the scenery in royal fashion and he goes for broke here. Another bonus is the presence of the delectable Lesley-Anne Down as the Russian assassin sent to kill Clouseau but falls in love with him instead. Down gave good performances in "The Betsey" and "The Great Train Robbery" later but never achieved the success that her talents merited. I would recommend this film as a good entry level for those unfamiliar with Sellers' comic genius and then graduate them to "Dr. Strangelove". ...more info
  • Best Film in Series
    This was the first Panther film I was old enough to remember seeing on the big screen, and it is without a doubt the funniest and most entertaining. I have to say I have never seen the appeal of the first one.For me, the first Panther film merits about 3 stars, and Return and Shot in the Dark were about the same. This one kicks, and is just right. We also get to see a hot-looking Lesley Anne Down. This film does not waste any time and is full of what Clouseau does best. There are plenty of gag-destructive sequences to make you laugh out loud(best scene is where he is trying to penetrate the Chateau), and Dreyfuss(Herbert Lom) is in rare form here. The opening credits are some of the best as well that is a parody of different films like Sound of Music, Dracula, King Kong, and Singin in the Rain! Excellent in every way and definitely the best in the series.Don't waste your time with REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER and those other ridiculous sequels(CURSE OF, ON THE TRAIL OF)...more info
  • It's Not English. It's Not French. It's Frenglish.
    "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" is one of the defining moments of my early film going experience. I saw it when I was thirteen (sat through it twice) at my neighborhood bijou. I went to my parochial school and during recess related the film's juiciest parts to my male buddies. I was overheard by a nosy female classmate and she told Mother Superior about my off color remarks. After getting tongue lashed about my impure thoughts I was sent home(this is punishment?) and told to contemplate and maybe make an act of contrition. Oh, well. The movie? In my mind Peter Sellers is the greatest comic force to ever hit the silver screen. After a series of box office bombs and ten years after "A Shot in the Dark"(the best in the Clouseau series) Sellers revived the character in "The Return of the Pink Panther" in 1975. That film was a mixed bag but a box office success nonetheless so another entry was inevitable. In 1976 "Strikes Again" came out. I think this is the second best "Pink Panther" film. It's a mixture of witty verbal gags and over-the-top slapstick. For the most part it works but there are some misses. Sellers was incapable of phoning in a performance but to my mind seems a little tired here. I think that has more to do with the heart attack he had recently suffered than any boredom with the character. Herbert Lom, however, as Clouseau's nemesis Chief Inspector Dreyfus has never been better. Lom was usually relegated to supporting roles and director Blake Edwards gives him the opportunity to chew the scenery in royal fashion and he goes for broke here. Another bonus is the presence of the delectable Lesley-Anne Down as the Russian assassin sent to kill Clouseau but falls in love with him instead. Down gave good performances in "The Betsey" and "The Great Train Robbery" later but never achieved the success that her talents merited. I would recommend this film as a good entry level for those unfamiliar with Sellers' comic genius and then graduate them to "Dr. Strangelove". ...more info
  • "Does Your Dog Bite?"
    This happens to be my favorite Pink Panther movie so far. I have seen The Pink Panther, A Shot In The Dark, Inspector Clouseau, The Return of the Pink Panther, this one, and The Pink Panther{2006}. This one happens to be the funniest in my opinion. It has a great cast. Peter Sellers as Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, Herbert Lom as Former Cheif Inspector Dreyfus, Lesley- Anne Down as Olga Bariosova, Colin Blakely as Section Director Alec Drummond, and Burt Kwouk as Cato Fong. Now, I will give you a quote from this movie. Clouseau is at a German Hotel when he sees a dog.
    He asks the owner of the hotel, "Does you dog bite?" The owner says "No." Clouseau reaches down to pet the dog. It bites him. Then he says "I thought you said your dog doesn't bite." The owner of the hotel says "That is not my dog." That was my review.
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  • The funniest "Panther"
    The inimitable Peter Sellers strikes again as Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, in this fourth installment of the classic "Pink Panther" series, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," directed by Blake Edwards. Given the fact that the assessment of comedy is intrinsically subjective, this film is arguably laugh for laugh and sight gag for sight gag the funniest of the five (followed closely by the second of the series, the hilarious farce, "A Shot In The Dark). In this one, former Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is about to be released from the mental hospital-- in which he has resided since being driven crazy by Clouseau-- when on the very afternoon of his hearing he is visited by none other than Clouseau himself, who has come to speak on behalf of his former boss. Suffice to say that by the time Clouseau is through "helping," he is driven from the premises by the relapsed, raving madman, Dreyfus. And it's only the beginning of the inept French Inspector's antics that, before it is over, will include a trip to the Ocktoberfest, encounters with a dozen hit-men from around the world, a beautiful Russian spy named Olga (Lesley-Anne Down), a surprise Egyptian spy (who will remain nameless) and a one-man assault on a castle. As Laurel and Hardy proved so many times before, for every action there is a reaction; a theorem of which proof is unequivocally provided here by the relationship between Sellers and Lom. This was the film in which Edwards and his stars not only further devised, but honed to perfection, their foolproof formula for laughs: After the "first wave" of hilarity provided by Sellers, it is followed up-- in just enough instances to be totally effective-- by Lom's reaction to 1.) Sellers directly (as in the first, classic scene at the mental hospital), or 2.) Lom's reaction to Seller's antics as they are related to him by a third party. It's a one-two punch that never fails and which, in effect, derives twice the fun from a single gag. And it's brilliant. But at the end of the day, it must be noted that there is one element above all else that accounts for the success of this film, and that, of course, is the Man himself, Peter Sellers. Sellers must be regarded as-- if not "the," then at least one of the-- funniest actors ever to grace the silver screen. There was no end to the ways he could make you laugh; from the subtlest expression-- an eye averted or perhaps the slight raising of an eyebrow-- to the broadest slapstick, it was all within his personal domain, and he was the Master. Physically, practically all he had to do to get a laugh was show up; consider the scene in which he arrives at the hospital to visit Dreyfus: As he saunters across the lawn of the vast grounds surrounding the buildings, a croquet mallet and ball lying to one side catches his eye; there is just the slightest hesitation in his step, the subtlest change of expression in his eyes and the merest inclination of the head. And there, in that briefest of moments upon the screen, you know-- beyond the shadow of a doubt-- what is about to transpire. And you're right; a moment later Clouseau has the mallet in his hand and his foot on the ball, and even as it's happening-- just as you knew it would in that split second before it did-- he has you on the floor laughing. That was the gift-- and the genius-- of Peter Sellers. Was every film he made a classic? A great film? Of course not; but you would be hard put to find a single performance of his, even in a bad film (Like 1970's "There's A Girl In My Soup"), that did not embody that unique spark that defined him. It was certainly alive in his portrayal of Clouseau (possibly the definitive Seller's character), and in retrospect, what a shame it seems that there were only five "Panther" movies ever made. But so it is, and shall ever be. The supporting cast includes Burt Kwouk (as the ever faithful and attacking manservant, Cato), Andre Maranne (Francois), Colin Blakely (Alec Drummond), Leonard Rossiter (Inspector Quinlan), Richard Vernon (Dr. Fassbender), Briony McRoberts (Margo) and Michael Robbins (Jarvis). A funny movie that showcases one of Cinema's truly unique and funny actors, "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" is a side-splitting, fun movie you can watch over and over and never grow tired of. The best of the series, it stands as a glowing tribute to the comedic genius of Peter Sellers....more info
  • THE BEST PANTHER EVER!!
    Sometimes sequels are inferior to the original but not in this case.

    This is the 4th Inspector Clouseau movie (after PINK PANTHER, A SHOT IN THE DARK, THE PINK PANTHER RETURNS) and they had perfected it. The combination of action, the clumsiness of Peter Sellers's character, the music score by Henry Mancini, the fight scenes with Kato, the crazy Inspector Dreyfuss and of course the classic "DOES YOUR DOG BITE?" are all there in the right amount and combination.

    Also, the movie is set during the time it was filmed in which was 1976.

    If you only own Pink Panther movie ever, this is the one. The previous three movies are funny but IMO drag a bit at times.

    The next one after this one (THE REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER) came close to this one but never eclipsed it....more info
  • The Panther's Best Moment
    In this, the fifth entry in the expansive "Pink Panther" film series, a police inspector goes insane, another survives 26 assasination attempts, this same inspector brutally battles his butler, and the former police inspector disappears into thin air. All the pandemonium and ingenuity of this film can be summed up in one simple line: " (After a television broadcast threatening to destroy the world and interrupting an important baseball game airs) Call the FBI, the CIA, and the pentagon! Find out who won the game!" The concept of the unexpected shines through every glorious gag, every fantastic folly, in the pinnacle of the "Pink Panther" series. Peter Sellers, as bumbling Inspector Clouseau, gives a tour-de-force performance and the supporting players add a foundation to the thing that is absolutely crucial to the thing's success....more info
  • MISSING SCENE!!
    Yes, there is the scene where Omar Sharif makes love to Lesley-Anne Down in the dark, taking advantage of the fact that she does not know that he is not Clouseau. HOWEVER, in the original film (previously issued on DVD, and now missing), Sharif then sings to Down "Come to Me", which is the set-up to the joke at the end when the real Clouseau sings to her in his own bed, and she comments on his voice, noting in her surprised reaction how different it is from what she heard before.

    So, what's the problem with releasing an entire movie on DVD, instead of additional selective edits? There are certainly no shortage of substandard "director's cuts" where we get everything that should have remained on the cutting room floor, but for a modern classic, why do this??? And where's the disclaimer on the box that warns the consumer that they are NOT getting the entire original movie?

    With decisions like this, Hollywood deserves every lost nickel of revenue from writer's strikes, actor's strikes, etc.
    ...more info
  • Funniest Movie Ever!
    I can remember watching this movie as a teenager and laughing so hard my side ached. Peter Sellers had the ability to make you laugh until you cried. In the scene at the castle as he is conducting a "castle call" Sellers discovers the Nitrous Oxide and begins sniffing it. It appears that during the filming the bottle actually contains nitrous oxide. I have to wonder if the actors weren't actually under the effects of the anesthetic. Even the tears running down Former Chief Inspector Dreyfus's face are realistic. Were they actually sniffing laughing gas during the filming? Or were they the best actors of all time?!...more info
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again
    The fourth installment in Edwards's riotous Pink Panther series revolves, like the other spy-movie spoofs, around the ingenious comic talents of Sellers, whose klutzy Clouseau is hilariously straight-faced and pratfall-prone. Lom hams it up as master villain Dreyfuss, while Lesley-Ann Down adds some kittenish sex appeal as a slinky Soviet spook who gives up the chase when she falls for the clueless Frenchman. Wonderfully lunatic sequences--like a slow-motion kung-fu fight--and plenty of silly sight gags will keep you in stitches....more info