Peter Sellers MGM Movie Legends Collection (The Pink Panther / What's New, Pussycat? / The Party / Casino Royale)
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First in the four disc set (chronologically) is The Pink Panther, the first movie with Sellers as Inspector Clouseau, this time on a seeming vacation at an Alpine ski resort. He is actually out to catch the Phantom, a notorious cat burglar, who is after a gem called The Pink Panther owned by a princess. David Niven plays the classy thief, with Robert Wagner as his nephew. Though he has a major role, this is principally a Niven movie. Interestingly, just as people would incorrectly associate the name Frankenstein with the monster instead of the scientist (or that Nick Charles was the Thin Man), many would assume that Clouseau was the Pink Panther. This is a role Sellers would reprise several times and despite the efforts by Steve Martin in a remake, Sellers IS Clouseau.
Second is What's New Pussycat, in which Sellers is once again in a supporting role, this time as the psychiatrist treating Peter O'Toole, a man who attracts women too easily. When he finally falls in love with a woman, his efforts at commitment keep getting derailed by a series of beautiful women. Sellers is not so much interested in treatment but trying to use O'Toole's talents to snag some lovers of his own. This movie, which also has Ursula Andress, Romy Schneider and, in his first movie, Woody Allen (who also wrote the screenplay), is more than a bit dated, but it picks up a lot towards the finish.
Casino Royale is the movie that is much superior in its 2006 remake.Read more ›
This set of films contains excellent scores from two brilliant composers. The inimitable Henry Mancini scored both THE PINK PANTHER and THE PARTY. Burt Bacharach, near the top of his game for capturing that wild innovative 60's sound scored both WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT and CASINO ROYALE which featured great recorded tunes for Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
Despite the flaws in the set, all in all, pretty good value for the money.
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Don't buy this product. Discs are defective. Also, had a promotion in the package that has expired.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I received the movies and the first one I tried to watch would not load. I returned themPublished 3 months ago by Jim Kilroy
I just love Peter Sellers acting, so far no one has come even close to compere. Enjoyed this collection .Published 10 months ago by mahshid
so good to have a healthy belly laugh! Peter Sellers was the master!Published 14 months ago by Bev Hooper
Classic movies bring back many memories for the child of the sixties.Published 16 months ago by David C. Goss
Great collection. I haven't watched all movies otherwise a five star rating is what I'd give.Published 17 months ago by Dave Goss
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