Chitty Chitty Bang Bang SE and more from MGM

MGM Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 Special Edition DVD release of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang that will finally receive an Anamorphic Widescreen transfer and the extra features fans have been patiently waiting for. Arriving on 25th November 2003 with a $29.98 retail tag you can expect to find the following on this two-disc set...

  • 2.20:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer mastered from a new high-definition transfer of the film
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
  • Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke documentary
  • 4 featurettes
    • A Fantasmagorical Motorcar
    • The Ditchling Tinkerer
    • The Potts Children
    • Dick Van Dyke archival featurette
  • Original Sherman Brothers music demos for 14 songs
  • A sing-along option
  • A read-along option
  • 2 interactive games
    • One Person's Junk is Another Person's Jalopy
    • Toot Sweet Special Delivery
  • Colouring pages
  • Archival advertising gallery
  • 32-page "storybook" booklet

Source: The Digital Bits

Also recently announced from MGM Home Entertainment are the following R1 titles due in October...

Arriving on 21st October 2003 is It Runs in the Family, a film starring Kirk and Michael Douglas (father and son) in the same film for the very first time.
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish language tracks
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with director Fred Schepisi
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making-of-featurette
  • Kirk Douglas career retrospective
  • Trailers
Arriving one week later on the 28th October 2003 is Matt Dillon's feature directorial debut City of Ghosts.
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with director/star Matt Dillon
  • Interview with co-writer Barry Gifford

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