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The Party [VHS] [1968]


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  • Actors: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova, Jean Carson, Marge Champion
  • Directors: Blake Edwards
  • Writers: Blake Edwards, Frank Waldman, Tom Waldman
  • Producers: Blake Edwards, Ken Wales, Walter Mirisch
  • Format: PAL, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: 17 Jun. 1996
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CJP5
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,154 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Peter Sellers plays an accident-prone Indian actor, Hrundi V. Bakshi, at large in Hollywood where he ruins a big-budget movie and is thrown off the set by the producer. However, the producer then invites Bakshi to a Hollywood party where he manages to cause havoc once again; but this time with party guests such as a drunken starlet, a foreign princess and a model.

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Though this film is a relatively minor one in the massive canon of Peter Sellers, it has moments of absolute hilarity. Written and directed by Blake Edwards, one of Sellers' most fertile collaborators, the film stars Sellers as a would-be actor from India (let them try to get away with that today) who is a walking disaster area. After ruining a day's shooting as an extra on a film, he finds himself unintentionally invited to a big Hollywood party. That's pretty much it as far as plot goes, but Edwards and Sellers know how to milk a simple idea for an unending string of slapstick gags. The result is a film that is episodic and sketchy but also frequently loony in an inspired way. --Marshall Fine

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By joe dakin on 20 Sept. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
sellers is back to his usual tricks and funnier than you have ever seen him before. i've seen this movie 5 times and it only makes me laugh more each time. sellers plays hrundi.v.bakshi, an indian actor working in hollywood. after ACCIDENTLY blowing up the set of is first film his director vows for him never to work in hollywood again. little does he know though that, by mistake, he has added bakshi's name to his wifes party list. bakshi attends and the rest is to see for yourself. there are endless amounts of slapstick and humourous scenes. and theres also a little romance for bakshi, who you just cant help feeling sorry for in certain parts of the film. anyhow, the film will consistently tickle your ribs and is a MUST! especially for the sellers fan in all of us.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By MarmiteMan on 17 Nov. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
After two (highly successful) appearances as bumbling Inspector Clouseau, Italian director Vittorio De Sica ('Joe' in THE MILLIONAIRESS) wanted to have a go at utilizing Peter Sellers' characters and manic accents. In his AFTER THE FOX (1966) criminal mastermind Aldo Vanucci (Sellers) escapes from gaol to save his film-starlet sister's honour (then, his soon wife-to-be Britt Ekland) and con an entire coastal village, police and all, into 'featuring' in the film he is shooting as cover for landing the loot - the 'film' is even called The Gold Of Cairo. De Sica was not averse to parodying mankind's often-misplaced reverence of film people, and its delight in 'starring' in a feature film ... losing all sense of proportion in the process! Or of sending-up the arty emptiness perceived of Italian cinema (the exultant film-critic during the trial!). One can easily be forgiven for assuming this was a Blake Edwards film, however, so the real success of De Sica's film was Victor Mature as a fading beefcake star, sending-up his own image.
But Blake Edwards wanted Sellers back. For who better to wreck both an expensive film set (the fort!) and a lavish Hollywood society party than Peter Sellers as the Bengali actor Hrundi V Bakshi (reprising his accent that enraptured Sophia Loren in THE MILLIONAIRESS) ...?!!
The result is a - to many, however - long-winded, one-joke idea in the two-reeler style of silent film comedy, with Sellers' hapless character accidentally invited to an overly-lavish Hollywood producer's party (oh the sheer over-the-top opulence of it all: interior watercourses, split-levels, extensive P/A systems, Russian dance troupe ...) with seriously-overdressed wealthy people and nicely-underdressed budding starlets.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Aug. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is one of those movies that one just has to watch again every two years or so. It is a grand comedy of errors and well put together, although it goes a bit crazy towards the end. One of the best scenes is where a drunken waiter drops a cooked chicken on an actress’ crown where it gets stuck, and then removes it, only to remove her wig as well, revealing her mousy real hair underneath. The actress is blissfully unaware of all these goings-on. It’s a real comedy classic with various hilarious scenes weaving in and out of the storyline. A real classic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Mar. 2000
Format: VHS Tape
A very under-rated film, although in my view one of Peter Sellers funniest. He takes all of the stereo-typical charactor traits of a typical indian male and adds his own bumbling humour and does it well. The first time i watched it i was in pain from laughing so much, my parents too!
It may not be perfectly politically correct but it is funny. I am an asian myself and see this as the funniest film he has ever done! I love it, in fact i am giggling to myself as i remember some of the scenes. Well worth adding to your collection.
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