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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Blu-ray
Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries
Directed by Ken Hughes
Originally released 1968
Fox Home Entertainment 2010

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is an absolute joy and simply spectacular in Blu-ray. This is one of the last musical films made and a great family entertainment spectacular from a time when it was assumed kids could sit still and watch a complex story. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a family movie parents will fondly enjoy and their kids will rediscover. There is even a sing-a-long version included for the musically apt.

Dick Van Dyke is superb as Caractacus Potts, an inventor with two young children. The children are in love with a junked old car, their father buys it for them, fixes it, and creates Chitty Chitty Bang Bang a magical car that floats and flies. Potts also meets the lovely Truly Scrumptious. This is in the first half of the movie. It also includes a musical number in a candy factory.

In the somewhat darker and more meandering second half of the movie the grandfather is kidnapped by the evil ruler of Vulgaria. Potts, Truly Scrumptious, and the kids go to his rescue and the kids become prisoners in the Vulgarian castle. Potts, Truly Scrumptious, and a toy maker played by Benny Hill plan a kids revolution at castle Vulgaria.

The second half is where kids and even adults might have a hard time staying still. The musical numbers are also much lesser aside from a couple of repeats from Act 1.

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; DISC TWO (DVD):Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Sing-a-long version of the film

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