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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang DVD

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This remastered, pan-and-scan 30th-anniversary edition of that kiddie-car caper is flawed, but nevertheless a 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 is charming. 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

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play All new artwork! Ladies and gentlemen boys and girls - stat your engines You&39;re about to take an incredible ride with one of the most wonderful family films of all time! With its clever tunes (including the Oscar-nominated title song) marvellous cast and enchanting storyline this delightful romp is lots 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 (Sally Ann Howes) into a magical world of pirates castles and endless adventure

Children's writer Roald Dahl helped adapt this fantasy by James Bond-creator Ian Fleming. When inventor Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) acquires a run-down racing car and renovates it for his children, Jeremy and Jemima, he makes a few extra improvements. The car, christened Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, now has the ability to fly, and takes the Potts and their friend, Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes) on an exciting adventure. Arriving in the kingdom of wicked Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe), they find themselves pursued by the evil Child Catcher (Robert Helpmann), while the Baron, desperate to get his hands on the car, kidnaps Jeremy and Jemima's grandfather (Lionel Jeffries) by mistake.

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