This remastered, pan-and-scan 30th-anniversary edition of that kiddie-car caper is flawed but solid family fare. It retains a quaint charm while some of the songs--including the title tune--are quite hummable. A huge plus is Dick Van Dyke, who is extremely appealing as an eccentric inventor around the turn of the century. With nimble fingers and a unique way of looking at the world, he invents for his children a magic car that floats and flies. Or does he? The special effects are tame by today's standards, and the film is about 20 minutes too long--but its enthusiasm charms. The script was cowritten by Roald Dahl and based on the novel by Ian Fleming, best known for his James Bond adventures. --Rochelle O'Gorman
Ladies and gentlemen boys and girls--start your engines. You are about to take an incredible ride with one of the most wonderful family films of all time! Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has never looked or sounded better. With its clever tunes (including the Oscar-nominated title song) marvelous cast and enchanting story line this delightful family film is lot of fun and simply "toot sweet" to pass up! Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts who creates an extraordinary car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It not only drives--but also flies and floats--as it leads him his two children and his beautiful lady friend Truly Scrumptious (Howes) into a magical world of pirates castles and endless adventure. Starring: Dick Van Dyke Sally Ann Hawes Lionel Jeffries Gert Forbe and Benny HillDirector: Ken HughesProduced by Albert R. Broccoli; written by R. Dahl K. Hughes; Running time of 145 minutes; Closed Captioned. Copyright: 1968 MGM System Requirements:Interactive Film Trivia Interactive Menus Production Notes Theatrical Trailer Video Format: Standard 1.33:1 (4.3) THX Mastered Subtitles: English French English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround French: Dolby Digital Surround Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY Rating: G UPC: 027616703224 Manufacturer No: 907032
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