surfing IMDB, i found out that there was a documentary in 2002 called The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau, which supposedly explored the relationship between Peter Sellers and Blake Edwards, and featured interviews with many Panther alum - from in front of the camera as well as behind - including Burt Kwouk, Elke Sommer, William Peter Blatty, and many others...
so my question is, firstly, has anyone seen this program? and secondly, does anyone know where i might find a copy of it to watch for myself??
for those who still want more info on this, i did find this tidbit about it on another Internet forum:
THE CURIOUS CASE OF INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU
This is the title of a 1 hour documentary screened over here on Channel 4. Archive (and quite rare) material of Sellers (interviews, behind-the-scenes footage) is good. The bulk of the documentary concerns the 1963 film, then A SHOT IN THE DARK and then generally looks at the 1970s films.
No mention is made of the 1967 INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU, or any of the later non-Sellers entries (TRAIL, CURSE, SON).
The programme contains interviews with Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Graham Stark and Elke Sommer. Generally a most enjoyable documentary, but somewhat incomplete - it mentions the planned 1980 Panther film, but not by name (ROMANCE OF THE PINK PANTHER). Although mentioned frequently, Blake Edwards is seen in archive material only
another poster on an Internet forum had this to say, as well:
I was very disappointed when the DVD’s of the Pink Panther films were released. It was indeed great to see the films in their true letterbox format but sadly they lacked the extras that we all know are there on the shelves. For example, I was watching the documentary called “The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau” the other night and it showed clips from a Featurette on “Return of the Pink Panther” and some of the films out-takes. I also recall seeing some of the out-takes from Revenge being shown on a British TV program called “It Will Be Alright On The Night” and I found it sad that these were not placed on the DVD releases.
these posts both seem to have been made back in '02 and '03, though, and so far i still haven't been able to track down a copy of this documentary anywhere...
Post by thecolonel93 on Sept 11, 2007 14:07:24 GMT
I suspect they weren't placed on the DVD as extra's because much of the documentary appears to take a negative tone toward the series in stating only the first two films are any good and painting Sellers as a mean-spirited loonie and Edwards as a greedy opportunist. I have seen a copy of a copy of a copy, but I do not have access to it myself.