In 1975, with both Blake Edwards' and Peter Sellers' careers at their lowest ebb, they both got together again to collaborate on a sequel to one of their key film successes of the 1960s with The Return of the Pink Panther and the… More In 1975, with both Blake Edwards' and Peter Sellers' careers at their lowest ebb, they both got together again to collaborate on a sequel to one of their key film successes of the 1960s with The Return of the Pink Panther and the film was a phenomenal success. So much so that they struck gold again with the inevitable follow-up film, The Pink Panther Strikes Again in 1976. But by 1978, it was obvious that both Edwards and Sellers were heartily sick of the series and each other, and it shows in The Revenge of the Panther. In this film, the inept Chief Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is hot on the trail of an international drug ring, headed by millionaire drug smuggler Philippe Douvier (Robert Webber), whose seduced and abandoned mistress, Simone Legree (Dyan Cannon), helps Clouseau bring down the dope ring. Once again, Clouseau adopts an array of music-hall disguises to track his prey and, once again, the crazed Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is out to kill him. Of particular interest this time out, however, is the pointedly nasty and self-loathing gags that blanket the film -- from a mad sight gag of a group of gangsters on a motorcycle and sidecar, careening off a pier and into the ocean -- accentuated by the motorcycle hitting a speed bump right before the vehicle flies off the pier, causing all the stunt doubles' heads to violently snap back in unison; to the shocking sight of Dreyfus falling head-first into Clouseau's open grave.