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Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2009

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"The Pink Panther 2" (Blu-ray)

The Pink Panther 2Synopsis

When the Magna Carta is stolen from the London Art Museum, the Shroud of Turin from Italy, and other national treasures from different countries, Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Cleese) is ordered to bring Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Martin) in to head an investigation. After his last investigation, Dreyfus had assigned Clouseau to handing out parking tickets to keep him out of trouble, so Dreyfus is dreading what lies ahead with Clousea in charge.

Then, the precious Pink Panther diamond is stolen from the Paris Museum, and Jacques must stay in France to find the culprit, who calls himself the Tornado.

Between Inspectors Clouseau, Vicenso (Garcia), Pepperidge (Molina), and Mazuto (Matsuzaki), they bumble their way through all sorts of situations, looking for the thieves.

 

Specifications

  • Sony
  • 2009, Color, Rated PG, 1 Hr 32 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Andy Garcia, Alfred Molin, John Clees, Yuki Matsuzaki, Jeremy Irons, Lili Tomlin
  • Directed by Harald Zwart
    Rating
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

No one can replace Peter Sellers as the original Inspector Clouseau, but Steve Martin does a pretty good job, and is not embarrassed to look like a fool. I thought Andy Garcia looked a little stiff, but he is not used to playing comedic parts. I still see him on that horse, assassinating an enemy in God Father III.

Technical

The image is very sharp, but the surround envelopment is not much to speak of.

Extras

These include Drama is Easy, Gag Reel, A Dream Team Like no Other, 27 Pink Panther Cartoons, and a Digital Copy for your Video iPod.