I'm a big Pink Panther and Peter Sellers fan, so about every 5 years I again watch through all 8 of the original Pink Panther films. This past month I've done that again, so last week I finished the series with the eighth film, CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER. I hope I never sit through it again!! I love the Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers, and as you probably know, after Sellers died Blake Edwards made a 2-part tribute to Sellers with the next 2 Panther movies, TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER and CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER. Even though TRAIL is not very good as a movie, I enjoy it fairly well because it's got lots of Sellers clips in it (including outtakes), and Joanna Lumley is very watchable. But CURSE has NO Sellers clips in it, Lumley is reduced to a secondary role, and the new character Inspector Sleigh (played by Ted Wass) is not fleshed out much and just about all he does is a series of sight gags that often don't work well. That long segment showing Sleigh with an inflatable woman was more embarrassing than funny.
I don't want to provide a spoiler here, so I'll be vague and say that what bothers me the most about CURSE is that Inspector Clouseau's character is undermined in the course of the film. The Clouseau character as portrayed by Peter Sellers was never shown to be evil, but rather was courageously dedicated to crime fighting. His problem was that he was inept, but was not a bad person. Why would Edwards want to undermine that premise?
At any rate, I DO recommend that people watch the original and very funny Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers. However, I recommend skipping the 2-part Sellers tribute films at the end, TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER and CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER. They just don't add much value to the Pink Panther pantheon of movies.