MGM just released the 1968 family classic, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, on blu-ray DVD and to celebrate, Aubrey and I attended a special screening of the movie at The Grove in Los Angeles. Where we were treated to popcorn, drinks, a Scrumptious Sweet Co. candy bar and even got to see Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes (Truly Scrumptious) in person. To say it was a bit of a childhood dream come true would be an understatement.
Aubrey was thrilled beyond words (um, did you see these lollipop bushes mommy?) and is absolutely hooked on the tittle song. Even if she does pronounce it "Kitty Kitty Bang Bang" it's music to my ears hearing her sing a song from my childhood.
We did end up leaving shortly after intermission (yes... there's an intermission) because the movie is 144 minutes long - you do the math. My kid is three. But she really did love what she saw and now we own the new blu-ray DVD so we can watch the parts she likes the best, right at home. The DVD also has some great extras like a sing-along, interactive games, Sherman Brothers' demos (the brilliant composers who wrote the music for this movie and other classics like Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and The Aristocrats), Remembering Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Dick Van Dyke and more.
It had been a loooong time since I had seen this movie and I think I like it even more now. So much fun and Dick Van Dyke really is a true icon. However, if you remember the scene when all the dogs run into the Scrumptious Sweet Company factory during the Toot Sweets number, I'm about 100% sure I saw a dog fall from the upper walkway in the background. I'm not kidding. I couldn't stop thinking about it for the rest of the movie. Oy! OK... anyway... Now you need to get the DVD so you can see it, and...
Now you can! The good folks at MGM have given two copies of the new hi-def transfered blu-ray Chitty Chitty Bang Bang DVD for me to giveaway to my blog readers. Here's how to enter the drawing - each one counts as an entry, but be sure to leave a separate comment for each action. It's easier for me to count them this way:
1) Follow my blog on GFC
2) Leave a comment about a memory of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang OR tell me if you haven't seen it yet!
3) Tweet this giveaway - here's something you can copy and paste:
"Enter to win a blu-ray DVD of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on @TheAmyAnderson 's blog: http://tinyurl.com/29da6m7 HURRY Ends 11/7! Plz RT!"
Here's the fine print, but I'll actually leave it normal size so you can read it. If you remember this movie, then you're OLD like me... This giveaway will end at midnight PST on Sunday, November 7, 2010. Two recipients will be chosen from the entries, using Random.org. A shipping address must be received from the recipient within 24 hours of notification or a new recipient will be chosen.
I was not compensated to write this review. I did receive copies of the DVD as a gift and giveaway items and attended a screening of the DVD to facilitate my review. So there.