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Pembe Panter Gangsterlere Karşı (Review)

Pembe Panter Gangsterlere Karşı

aka Pembe Panter \ Temel Reis: Gangsterlere Karşı aka Pink Panther and Popeye Against Gangsters
Pembe Panter Gangsterlere Karşı Pink Panther Popeye
Written by Muzaffer Hepgüler
Directed by Oguz Gözen

One of the joys of watching weird and obscure movies from around the globe is finding things that not only make no logical sense but also make perfect sense. Pembe Panter \ Temel Reis: Gangsterlere Karşı is one such beast, because the concept of Pink Panther and Popeye teaming up to rescue a woman kidnapped by the mob not only seems like low tier fanfic but also seems completely acceptable as a live-action movie coming out of Turkey! If you wanted to see a live-action Pink Panther which is basically a guy in a Pink Panther onesie wandering around with a guy in a saior’s costume who looks way closer to Bluto than Popeye, then this is the perfect movie for you, person who doesn’t exist! Pembe Panter is basically a live-action cartoon, in fact it is pretty close to a children’s movie except for a few examples, like the nude photos in the background, some risque jokes that cause a female character to sound like she’s having an orgasm, and both of our heroes trying to look up her skirt. But that’s probably perfectly acceptable in a world that regularly produces movies like Pembe Panter in the first place!
Pembe Panter Gangsterlere Karşı Pink Panther Popeye
The copy we have is recorded off of a television broadcast, appears to be missing a bit near the end, and has most of the major instances of smoking blurred out. It’s probably the best copy we are going to get without a major miracle happening, as I probably don’t have to tell you this isn’t exactly a 100% legal use of the characters. Or even 1% legal use! There is also no subtitles, but at TarsTarkas.NET, we don’t need no stinking subtitles! And it helps that the film is low on dialogue in the first place. I guess the Pink Panther theme song also has lyrics? Or at least this Turkish version does during the opening credits, which play over a slideshow featuring a stuffed Pink Panther toy being posed. Poor Popeye isn’t even even acknowledged in stuffed slideshow or music form. Sometimes the title I see in articles/databases about the film is listed Pembe Panter Gangsterlere Karşı, and sometimes it is Pembe Panter \ Temel Reis: Gangsterlere Karşı (it is the latter on this print!), I’m not sure if they just renamed the film later or what is the deal.

But enough talk, let’s get to the magic that is Pink Panther….and Popeye….teaming up and taking down the mob!

Pembe Panter (Ahmet Sendil) – Pink Panther is a guy in a Pink Panther Onesie, and is actually Pink Panther, not a detective or a diamond. He loves hanging out and doing goofy stuff, but is also girl crazy like every character in every Turkish movie ever made. Unlike the cartoon, he talks, but as he’s played by a comedian being funny, he’s also often shrieking or making other weird noises.
Temel Reis (Muzaffer Hepgüler) – Popeye is the least Popeye looking Popeye I’ve seen in a live action film, and I’ve seen the Popeye in Dragon Lives Again! Don’t worry, it is all planned, as actor Muzaffer Hepgüler also wrote this film, so he obviously loves these characters and made this goofy tribute film.

Pembe Panter Gangsterlere Karşı Pink Panther Popeye
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - December 3, 2018 at 7:13 am

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The animated Popeye film sails towards theaters

A while back we reported on an animated Popeye film hitting production. Well, production has continued forward much like some sort of spinach metaphor I don’t have the time to think of. Thus, Genndy Tartakovsky is now attached to develop and direct it (he’s also working on a feature film version of his Samurai Jack series!) Sony Pictures Animation is in charge of this project, with Avi and Ari Arad producing via their Arad Productions. David Ronn and Jay Scherick wrote the script back in November and there is no new names for writing yet. No word on the plot, but you can bet it involves spinach in some sort of minor way, probably some violence, and nautical humor.

via Variety

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - July 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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Watch Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck bomb France!

Here is some awesome WW2 Propaganda for you! Authentic Vichy France propaganda against the allies. You all remember Vichy France was basically a puppet state for the Nazis after France was defeated in 1940, existing from 1940-1944 under Marshal Philippe Pétain, correct? Good. So like any good state during the age of war, lots of propaganda was created. This clip above is from one of the cartoon shorts trying to convince everyone the Allies were bad because they are bombing France. The clip itself (with the translations) is taken from the 1993 documentary film The Eye of Vichy (L’Œil de Vichy) directed by Claude Chabrol. It is packed to the gills with propaganda produced by Nazi-occupied France. And don’t despair, the whole thing is on YouTube. I do not know the name of the original Vichy cartoon, though. Besides Mickey and Donald, Goofy, Felix the Cat, and Popeye participate in the air raid.
Donald Duck Vichy

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm

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Popeye and Baywatch movies are meant to be together!

So two of the scribes of The Smurfs – Jay Scherick and David Ronn – are writing more movies, including the upcoming animated Popeye film, and the rumored Baywatch movies (which they’ve completed the script.) No word on what happens in the Baywatch movie, or if it is connected to Popeye in some sort of weird way. But i can’t really see Olive Oyl running on the beach in a red swimsuit, because she doesn’t have the equipment required. They’re also writing Smurfs 2: The Smurf of Smurf’s Smurf.

Popeye Olive Oyl

Take this, Altman!


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Posted by Tars Tarkas - November 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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