The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) from Tuna

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) is the 5th in the series.  


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Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) has become Chief Inspector, and his former boss, Herbert Lom, has been driven crazy, and hatches a plot to blackmail the world with a doomsday machine to get Sellers killed. Lesley-Anne Downe, as the Russian assassin, has a nip slip in clear light, then a very dark topless scene. The film is mainly slapstick, and vaudeville schtick, but does feature the animated titles, and the great Mancini theme. The titles this time are homages to about a dozen films. 

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1, and a fullscreen version

  • 8-page souvenir book


It could have been my mood,  but I didn't get much entertainment from this film.

Scoopy's note: I agree. I found this film completely unfunny. I guess you have to love slapstick.

The Critics Vote

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 6.8 
  • With their dollars ... $20 million
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C.

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