Finally: Anamorphic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Announced!

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  1. Aaron_Brez

    Aaron_Brez Supporting Actor

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    According to DVDFile, this formerly pan-n-scan-monstrosity is going to be re-released Nov. 25 in anamorphic widescreen.

    Thank goodness you finally came to your senses, MGM! It sure took you long enough!

    It's as good as bought!


    AB
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    Great!

    One less 70mm epic in P&S-only form on DVD. :wink:
     
  3. Scott Hamilton

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    It is going to be a SE??? hopefully a 2 disc SE
     
  4. Alistair_M

    Alistair_M Second Unit

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    Its a 2 disk SE but it looks pretty barren extra wise.

    from dvdfile.com

    this new 35th Anniversary Edition includes a remastered anamorphic widescreen version, a new documentary hosted by star Dick Van Dyke, archival cast interviews and a number of family-friendly extras, among them sing-along and read-along features, interactive games, coloring pages, music demos and a 32-page collectible booklet. Retail is $29.95, and the bare bones version will remain on the market for $14.95.


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    Would have loved an audio commentary and a text commentary.

    Still... its a definite buy anyway for the anamorphic picture and the documentary.
     
  5. oscar_merkx

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    great news indeed and another classic to get
     
  6. Scott Hamilton

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    Good enough for me the new documentary hosted by star Dick Van Dyke sold it for me

    Hopefully will have special on the Child Catcher in it...

    I smell Children
     
  7. David Lambert

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    Good to finally have the rumor made official.
     
  8. David Lambert

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    What a co-ince, I sat down yesterday with my wife and 6 yr. old daughter and watched this one.
    It sure was nice seeing Chitty in widescreen during the beginning credits on my 92" screen and then it hurt [​IMG] when chitty had to stretch herself out to old P&S image!! Ouch!!!

    I will gladly upgrade to the WS version this fall.[​IMG]
     
  10. DaViD Boulet

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  11. John_Berger

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    It's about @#*%*%## time! This DVD will be mine!

    { jumping up and down like a wild man } [​IMG]
     
  12. PaulEB

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    Good timing, my VHS tape recorded off of TCM (letterbox) is getting old! My 4 year old I and watched it twice this weekend.
     
  13. Patrick Larkin

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    Goodbye to my only P&S DVD.
     
  14. Todd Phillips

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    (Edit: the happy dancing penguins finished their dancing for this DVD and are continuing their celebration by consuming large quantities of fish)
     
  15. Peter Kline

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    Sorry, escape doesn't work on my iMac. (I was under the impression that this kind of thing was verboten). [​IMG]
     
  16. Lance Nichols

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    Oh, thank god! I was seriouly PO'ed about this one when it came out....

    Now I am happy!
     
  17. Eric F

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    On ABC-HD end of Aug.
     
  18. Steve Phillips

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    Great news! I can finally retire my old LD!
     
  19. Alan Kurland

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    We certainly have been enjoying it on LD, but DVD will be great!! Wish it had substantial extras, though.
     
  20. PaulEB

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    I was glad to hear that Dick Van Dyke will be part of the SE. Sometimes the actors just don't want to cooperate for some reason. Hopefully there will be some in-depth coverage of the car.

    Did the LD have any extras?
     

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