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|The Pink Panther Ultimate Collection|
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Tcfhe/mgm Release Date: 11/25/2008 Run time: 2146 minutes Rating: Nr
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Why Return of the Pink Panther isn't in this set
Nathan Redmond | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada | 09/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As noted in the specs, this film contains all but one of the films (more on that in a minute), and nine discs of cartoons, including the second volume of Inspector cartoons and the Roland and Ratfink cartoons. The ninth cartoon disc will presumably be a port of the fifth disc of the Classic Cartoon Collection. It looks to be a definite must-have set.
But Return of the Pink Panther is not included, and never will be, for a very good reason. MGM does not own the home video rights to it; Universal does. So before you go writing a negative review of this set because it doesn't include Return of the Pink Panther, try and get a better grasp of copyright in movies; specifically, who owns and releases what. Universal owns the home video rights because United Artists outsourced the film to an independent company. UA owns the theatrical rights, but not the home video rights.
Besides, would it really hurt that much to spend 10 extra dollars to have the DVD of Return with this collection? It may not be a complete set, but copyrights are sometimes strange like that.
So don't go around bashing MGM for not making this a complete set. It's as complete as they can make it, considering they don't own one of the films in the series."
Ultimate Collection Combines 9 Cartoon DVDs with 9 Films!
N/A | 08/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Pink Panther Show - MGM Press Release: Ultimate Collection Combines 9 Cartoon DVDs with 9 Films!
Massive 18-disc set coming out on November 25th
EVERYONE'S FAVORITE DETECTIVE IS BACK
AND BETTER THAN EVER!
An 18 Disc Combination of Film and Cartoon Classics Arrives
November 25th From MGM Home Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, CA - Put on your detective hat as MGM Home Entertainment uncovers the best of the Pink Panther when the Pink Panther Ultimate Collection purrs onto DVD November 25. One of MGM's largest and broadest appealing film franchises is now in one complete furry box set, including nine film favorites, nine cartoon classics and the quintessential Pink Panther encyclopedia, "Pink Panther, The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town!" written by Jerry Beck. Included in the set is the new collector's edition of the Oscar® nominated film The Pink Panther (1964) staring Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, who tries to catch a jewel thief who's right under his nose. This special collector's edition can only be found in the box set and contains over 60 minutes of never-before-seen footage. The 2006 version of The Pink Panther starring Golden Globe® nominee** Steve Martin (Father of the Bride) and directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) is also included in the set.
With over 190 cartoons, everyone's favorite feline claws his way out of trouble again and again. The nine cartoon collections include the brilliant, Oscar®-winning* The Pink Phink as well as the only two cartoons (Sink Pink, Pink Ice) in which the mischievous cool cat speaks. Pink Panther Ultimate Collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $199.98 U.S. / $349.98 Canada.
* 1965, Best Short Subject, Cartoons
** Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical: Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Parenthood (1989), Roxanne (1987), All of Me (1984, Pennies From Heaven (1981)
Pink Panther Ultimate Collection Disc Specifics
* 9 Film Favorites:
o The Pink Panther Collector's Edition (115 min.)
o A Shot in the Dark (102 min.)
o Inspector Clouseau (119 min.)
o The Pink Panther Strikes Again (103 min.)
o Revenge of the Pink Panther (99 min.)
o Trail of the Pink Panther (96 min.)
o Curse of the Pink Panther (109 min.)
o Son of the Pink Panther (93 min.)
o The Pink Panther (2006) (93 min.)
* 9 Cartoon Classics:
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 1 (158 min.)
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 2 (155 min.)
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 3 (158 min.)
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 4 (171 min.)
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 5: The Ant and the Aardvark (111 min.)
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 6: The Inspector Vol. 1 (107 min.)
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 7: The Inspector Vol. 2 (119 min.)
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 8: Roland and Ratfink (119 min.)
o Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Vol. 9 (119 min.)"
A Ton Of Pink.
R. J. West | Illinois, USA | 05/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hello. This is my first review on Amazon, so I hope to refine future reviews. I will base my review on three things: Packaging (How it all looks, size, & etc.), Performance (In this case, how the discs look with menus & ect.), & Content (What is being watched or the main reason you might buy this product).
Packaging (4 1/2 Stars):
The fuzzy pink cover with the Pink Panther on the front looks & feels nice. It is oversized to fit the book, most likely. The book is coffee table style. It is included with the packaging & very nice. The disc booklet is the problem however. It fits all of the 18 discs you will get, but in order to fit with the coffee table book it is in a booklet type with sleeves to fit the discs. Sleeves make fingerprints & scratches far easier. I had spare d-skins which cover the discs to prevent disc damages, but not included with this packaging. The sleeve-style disc booklet is my only issue with this packaging. (Could be worse & be The Simpson's Season 11 box set.) It is a big package, so will need a special place to store it.
Performance (5 Stars):
If you happened to buy the other box set featuring Peter Sellers, these are the same. Actually all are the same as previous released discs, but "The Pink Panther" 1964 original. It has a pop-up trivia track, & a Blake Edwards commentary. Both are nice extras. All look good, but the sound quality lessens for the less known films. Discs 3, 7 & 8 are stereo, but not 5.1 surround like the other films. All of the cartoon discs are not 5.1 either. Bonus extras are almost nonexistant. Trailers are included & some trivia notes. This set basically includes what was released before in one package. Nothing much new, but for "The Pink Panther" 1964 original extras, Vol. 2 of "The Inspector" cartoons, & "Roland & Rattfink" cartoons. The Jerry Beck book was nice too.
Content (6 stars):
I am a very biased huge Pink Panther fan. All films with Peter Sellers are great to me. The cartoons are great too. I will admit that the non-Sellers' films are weak, but still watchable. No one is Peter Sellers, but Peter Sellers. Peter Sellers is Inspector Clouseau. The others do bravely try. I am a completist. I mostly bought this set for "The Inspector" Vol. 2 cartoons & "Roland & Rattfink" cartoons. Besides the fact that Amazon had a great price that day. The Jerry Beck book is nice to have too. "The Pink Panther" 1964 (Disc 1) is a classic, "A Shot In The Dark" (Disc 2) might be the best film in the set, "Inspector Clouseau" (Disc 3) has Alan Arkin trying to be Peter Sellers & isn't too bad, ((Missing is "The Return Of The Pink Panther", but can be bought separately for not too much)) "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (Disc 4) is more Sellers' goodness, "Revenge Of The Pink Panther" (Disc 5) is the last real full film in the series as Peter Sellers pasted away after it's making, "Trail Of The Pink Panther" (Disc 6) is mainly a tribute to Peter Sellers, "Curse Of The Pink Panther" (Disc 7) has Ted Wass trying to be Peter Sellers, "Son Of The Pink Panther" (Disc 8) has Roberto Benigni trying to be Peter Sellers, and "The Pink Panther" 2006 (Disc 9) has Steve Martin trying to be Peter Sellers. I must mention that not as much trying to be Peter Sellers as all try to be Sellers as Clouseau. The Pink Panther Cartoons (Discs 10-14) are all good to me, but alot of cartoons shorts to choose from. Some are more favorites than others. "The Ant & The Aardvark" (Disc 15) are some good cartoon shorts. "The Inspector" (Discs 16 + 17) are very good. "Roland & Rattfink" (Disc 18) are good too.
In honesty if not for the great Amazon price at the time & "The Inspector" Vol. 2 not out separately, I most likely would not have bought this. It is great for Pink Panther fans, but I can understand how not for all. Besides now the films & the cartoons are out separately in box sets of their own. The old Peter Sellers' Pink Panther Collection might be better for most too. All in all this set reviewed is great, but watch removing your discs. Thank you for reading."