I am very fortunate in being able to contribute to two of my favorite series since childhood. First and foremost as the licensed continuation author of the Fu Manchu series for the Sax Rohmer Literary Estate and Black Coat Press and now I can confirm the other (very different) project that has come my way. I was fortunate in March and April to be invited to record feature film commentaries for three of the films in my favorite film series.
On June 27th, all nine films in the original live action Pink Panther film series are coming to blu-ray for the first time. It is truly an honor to have contributed commentary tracks and helped to provide deleted scenes and rare trailers, teasers, and TV and radio spots to both Shout Factory and Kino Lorber for these releases. I have been waiting to see whether my contributions made the final release and am delighted they are included.
Sax Rohmer and Blake Edwards are unquestionably two of the biggest influences on my life and it is an honor to pay tribute to the work of both men. Thank you to Jason Simos, Cliff MacMillan, and Frank Tarzi for making this possible. Here is the link to the six-film Shout Factory set with the special features listed.