Chitty Chitty Bang Bang details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Anna Quayle, Sally Ann Howes, Benny Hill, Robert Helpmann, Lionel Jeffries, Dick Van Dyke, Gert Frobe, Barbara Windsor, James Robertson Justice|
|Genres:||Children, Comedy, Family, Music/Musical|
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Feb 2000|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, English, French, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Based on 007 Ian ...By KATHERINEofARROGANCEe (13 reviews) from HARROW , 16 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Based on 007 Ian Fleming's novel & adapted by Roald Dahl & director Ken Hughes, this is one of the great children's movies. Panned when it first came out this is extremely popular today with children AND adults.
The story centres on eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts (Richard Van, this time without his awful accent) & his two children. They plead with him to restore a run down former triple Grand Prix winning automobile. Thrown in are Sally Ann Howes as adorable Truly Scrumptious, her rich father; James Robertson Justice, Grandfather Potts (Lionel Jefferies) & the wickedly evil
Baron & Baroness Bomburst (Gert Frobe & Anna Quayle).
The story then revolves around the Baron trying to get his hands on the car & the family trying to rescue their grand father. A strange story in many ways, the banning of children in Vulgaria never really being explained, it has a dark, edgy side to it. The child catcher, played by Robert Helpmann, is truly nightmarish, made more so by his lithe, balletic, creepy movement (Helpmann was a ballet dancer himself). More than anything the childcatcher (influence of Dahl's no doubt, as seen in The Witches) & the great songs stick in the mind.
Standout songs include; 'Truly Scrumptious', 'Toot Sweets', 'Hushabye Mountain', 'P.O.S.H.', 'Me Old Bamboo', 'The Roses of Success', 'Coochi Pair' & title song. Worth noticing are; Gerald Campion, Michael Darbyshire & Stanley Unwin (trademark 'Gobbledegook' at the ready).
I loved this, as if you couldn't possible tell & is a great antidote to the Harry Potter & Spy Kids stuff, which reliy too heavily on CGI & smart alec brats.
The dvd extras include a featurette about the man who actually bought the original 'Gen11'. This should be watched, loved & cherished by the whole family.
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lovley filmBy a customer from england , 21 Jun 2007this film was watched by my 11 year old daughter and she loved it she loved it so much she wants to go and buy it from the shops
Fantastic!By a customer from England , 07 May 2007Advise to all families to watch this film. It is really enjoiable for all the family.
wonderful film by disneyBy stevep01 (1 review) from Brighton , 04 May 2007for a film that was filmed in 1968 it is my all time film for a disney it just show the magic of disney in its early days.
a great family film a must for the whole family
the childrens will run wild when they see the car fly my two children were glued to it
Chitty Chitty Bang BangBy Cornetto (959 reviews) from Lancaster , 23 Apr 2007Fantastic musical comedy about an inventor whose inventions don't always turn out right and a flying car to a far away island. Fantastic story, the children don't move when this is on. Truely Great!
as good as everBy a customer from kent , 07 Jan 2007this film is a childhoof favourite, i rented it to share with my family, and my kids absolutely loved it. this is a classic and must be watched.