American comedy starring the great British comic, Peter Sellers.
With the massive success of Breakfast At Tiffany's and The Pink Panther cementing his reputation as one of America's finest directors of comedic cinema, Blake Edwards followed them up with The Party, arguably his greatest film, and at the time one of the most experimental films ever produced by a Hollywood studio.
By a twist of fate, the clumsy but good-hearted, aspiring actor Hrundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers) is invited to attend Fred "General" Clutterbuck's big party, after having utterly ruined the set of his latest feature film. In this cosy and friendly atmosphere, drinks are flowing, food is in abundance and everybody is in high spirits. But when Bakshi accidentally has his first-ever sip of alcohol and his real identity is finally revealed; only God knows how this party is going to end up.
Serving as a series of set pieces for Sellers's improvisational comedy talents, The Party developed a reputation over the years as a cult film, but is now highly regarded as one of the best comedies of its era.
First released: Monday 16th October 2017
- The Party Revolution (16 mins): A featurette on the groundbreaking filming methods utilised in the film's production
- Inside The Party (24 mins): A behind the scenes featurette on the making of the film
- Blake Edwards profile
- Walter Mirisch profile
- Ken Wales profile
- Original theatrical trailer
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