Shout! Factory has “The Pink Panther Film Collection” in the works


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Shout! Factory has revealed information about an exciting Blu-Ray box set that will be released in late June. Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther Film Collection is a six-disc Blu-Ray release starring Peter Sellers that will make the heart of any fan leap.

The legendary Peter Sellers stars as the irrepressible and incompetent Inspector Jacques Clouseau in this 6-film collection, which consists of The Pink Panther (1964), A Shot in the Dark (1964), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), and Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), each directed by Academy Award winner Blake Edwards (Victor/Victoria, Breakfast at Tiffany’s). For the first time in any home entertainment issue, all six Clouseau comedies are available together in a single collection, with four making their debuts on Blu-ray, including A Shot in the Dark and The Pink Panther Strikes Again, both presented in new 4K scans of the interpositives.

In addition to the movies, each film will be accompanied by a host of special features, many of them newly created exclusively for this release. Here’s a detailed list for you…

DISC 1: THE PINK PANTHER

  • NEW An Italian Indian: The Pink Panther Princess – an interview with actress Claudia Cardinale
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Blake Edwards
  • 2003 Featurette – The Pink Panther Story
  • 2003 Featurette – Behind the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon
  • 2008 Featurette – A Conversation with Robert Wagner: Coolest Cat in Cortina
  • 2008 Featurette – Diamonds: Beyond the Sparkle
  • 2008 Featurette – The Tip-Toe Life of a Cat Burglar: A Conversation with Former Jewel Thief Bill Mason
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards)

DISC 2: A SHOT IN THE DARK

  • NEW 4K scan of the interpositive
  • NEW Featurette – Back to the Start: The Origin of the Pink Panther – an interview with production company chief Walter Mirisch
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society
  • Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews on The Dick Cavett Show
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • The Pink Panther/A Shot in the Dark 1966 reissue Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards)

DISC 3: THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER

  • NEW Featurette – A Bit of Passion and Lots of Laughs: an interview with actress Catherine Schell
  • NEW Featurette: an interview with production designer Peter Mullins
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society
  • 1975 Featurette: The Return of Laughter (The Making of The Return of the Pink Panther)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Photo Galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards)

DISC 4: THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN

  • NEW 4K scan of the interpositive
  • NEW Featurette – Panther Musings: an interview with actress Lesley-Anne Down
  • NEW Featurette – A Cut Above: Editing the Pink Panther Films – an interview with editor Alan Jones
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society
  • 1976 Featurette – Clouseau: The Greatest Fumbler in the World (The Making of The Pink Panther Strikes Again)
  • Rare Teaser Trailers
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Photographer Colin Cadle’s on-set gallery
  • Photo Galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards)

DISC 5: REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER

  • NEW Audio Commentary by author and film historian William Patrick Maynard
  • Rare Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
  • Photo Galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards)

DISC 6: TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER

  • NEW Audio Commentary by author and film historian William Patrick Maynard
  • Rare Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards)

Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther Film Collection will arrive in stores on June 27 for $99.99. Act quickly, and you can take advantage of Amazon’s special offer right now for only $59.73!

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