Ian Fleming's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' coming to Blu-Ray this November
In an early alert to retailers MGM (distributed by FOX) has announced plans to bring the classic 1968 film âChitty Chitty Bang Bangâ to Blu-ray Disc on November 2nd,reports HighDefDiscNews
Tech specs-wise so far all we know is that this will be a âcomboâ release apparently in BOTH Blu-ray & DVD style packaging options with the Blu-ray Disc and the DVD included in each. Further tech specs and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned and weâll keep you updated once the studio makes an official press release. The title is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with a $31.49 price tag
The 1968 film is Directed & Co-Written by Ken Hughes, with the additional screenplay Writing credit of Roald Dahl, and additional script dialogue written by Richard Maibaum. The film is based on the Ian Fleming novel âChitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Carâ. The film stars Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, and also including Benny Hill. The film was also Co-Producer, along with Hughes, by Albert R. Broccoli, who also Co-Produced the âJames Bondâ film series (which was also founded by Flemingâs novels). The film is also notorious for its musical soundtrack, with music composed by Irwin Kostal, in cooperation with musical numbers created by Dee Dee Wood and Marc Breaux.
Extras will include 5 documentaries and featurettes (Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke, A Fantasmagorical Motorcar, The Ditchling Tinkerer, Dick Van Dyke Press Interview and The Potts Children), a photo gallery, a vintage advertising gallery with rare trailers and TV spots, rare Sherman Brothers song demos, a Music Machine, a Sing-a-long version of the film, the all new interactive Toot Sweet Symphony melody maker and Chitty Chittyâs Bang Bang Driving Game. The filmâs audio has also been remixed in 7.1 DTS-HD.
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