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The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France. His plane disappears en-route. This time, famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery and starts to interview everybody connected to Clouseau. Each interviewee Dreyfus, Sir Charles & Lady Lytton (an ex-wife of Clouseau), George Lytton, Hercule Lajoy (assistant in "A Shot In The Dark"), and Cato tell of their run-ins with Clouseau. She is also kidnapped by mobster Bruno Langlois who doesn't want Clouseau found but she continues and finds Clouseau Sr., Clouseau's father. Is Clouseau alive or is he dead? Each interview has not-yet-seen or famous clips from the previous movies (since Peter Sellers has sadly passed away) as Marie continues to get a honest view or impression of the great French detective... Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
The prospect of seeing deleted scenes from earlier entries in the Pink Panther series might even sound exciting to its fans (although I admit there is a morbid air about the whole enterprise). However, they are ultimately not THAT many, and some of them are actually laborious and boring (especially the scene in the plane toilet). The "new" scenes are often laborious and boring as well; there is too much footage we have seen before, and too much time wasted on a "plot" that nobody (including the director) cares about. Herbert Lom has more legitimate funny moments than anyone else in the film, proving that in the course of the years he had become as important to the series as Sellers himself. (**)
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