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zmu| Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Director: Ken Hughes
Screenplay: Ken Hughes, Ian Fleming, Richard Maibaum, Roald Dahl
Producer: Albert R. Broccoli, Stanley Sopel
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill, Gert Fröbe
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 144
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.0
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Swedish, Polish, Dutch
Studio:  DVD Region:  2 G
DVD Release:  Discs:  (Cloud) []

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"

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