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DVD/Blu-ray Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Box ArtWe received a copy of the recently released and re-mastered Disney classic movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I remember seeing the movie as a child and I believe I remember it pretty fondly as it had some fun aspects to it: flying car, fun characters and humor. Watching it again as an adult I actually “got it”. I never actually realized that the amazing Dick Van Dyke (the guy is incredible) was a single dad raising two kids and he told the kids this fantasmagorical story. I missed that whole point as a child. I never realized that until we watched the movie together this past weekend.

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I don’t think that Eva was really into this movie. She is three and she loves, loves, loves Marry Poppins. She loves Dick Van Dyke as Bert and all through Chitty Chitty Bang Bang she was wondering why there as “another Bert”. She was also scared by the strange guy who captured the two children of Dick Van Dyke’s character. Overall it kept her attention for a good hour, she liked the car and loved the dancing and music. While not as appealing as Mary Poppins it is a pretty decent little movie. I did like the beautiful on location filming spots too. You can see the trailer for the Blu-ray below.

Film Clip: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

* NEW* Film Clip: New Invention

Bonus Feature Clip – Driving Game

* NEW* Bonus Feature Clip – Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke

Bonus Feature Clip – Fantasmagorical Motorcar

The movie was released on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack on November 2, 2010. You can read the full release below.

“LOS ANGELES, CA. – On November 2nd families everywhere can experience “fantasmagorical” adventures, legendary sing-alongs and magical moments like never before as MGM Home Entertainment releases an all-new remastered version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Blu-ray. Enjoy the fun of this family classic for the first time on Blu-ray disc with upgraded 7.1 DTS-HD master audio and new interactive games. An original version of the film on DVD will accompany the all-new remastered Blu-ray.

Based on the children’s book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming, the film tells the story of an eccentric professor (played by Dick Van Dyke) who invents wacky machinery, but can’t seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it, and resorts to skullduggery to get their hands on it. The all-time family classic evolves from there and viewers are taken on a magical ride with the professor and loveable motorcar.

As part of “the most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything!” the remastered version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Blu-ray will feature special interactive features for families everywhere to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes, including an all-new “Toot Sweet Symphony” melody maker and “Chitty Chitty’s Bang Bang Driving Game!” Other special features include “Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with Dick Van Dyke, song demos from the Sherman Brothers and a featurette entitled “A Fantasmagorical Motorcar.”

The Blu-ray/DVD and DVD/Blu-ray combo packs will be available for a suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S./$37.99 Canada. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will be available in a Blu-Ray case in the Blu-ray section of local retailers, and the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack will be in a standard amaray DVD case in the DVD section of local retailers. Prebook is October 20.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features:

DISC ONE (Blu-ray):
· Chitty Chitty Bang Bang remastered feature film
· Newly upgraded 7.1 audio
· All-new “Toot Sweet Symphony” melody maker – the Toot Sweet Toots Musical Maestro
· All-new “Chitty’s Bang Bang Driving Game”
· Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke
· “A Fantasmagorical Motorcar” featurette
· Sherman Brothers’ Rare Demos of the film’s most popular songs
· Vintage Featurettes including, “The Ditchling Tinkerer,” “Dick Van Dyke Press Interview,” and “The Potts Children’s Featurette”
· Photo Gallery
· Vintage Advertising Gallery including English and French versions of the theatrical trailer and several television spots
· Sing-a-long version of the film
· Music Machine

· Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
· Sing-a-long version of the film”

Do you have fond memories of this movie? Please share them with me below.

Disclosure: I was sent this free copy to review. The opinions about the movie are 100% mine.

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6 thoughts on “DVD/Blu-ray Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

      1. Well, being dated doesn’t make it a bad movie. Actually trends to be the opposite. For example if you’d look at the top 100 movies on you’ll see how most of the movies was made before year 2000.

        Gotta be something in that, probably back then more focus in the feeling and less on all the special effects. Another reason is probably because 4 generations of movies ought to take more space on a list then 1 generation. But still 😉
        Look at what Alexander wrote blog post ..Motion Blur – A beautiful way to use shutter speed

        1. Alexander,

          Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it is a bad movie. It is a decent movie. It is not as good as Mary Poppins but is a good movie, Dick Van Dyke is great in everything he does.

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