Fans of the 1968 fantasy filled classic Chitty Chitty
Bang Bang will be glad to hear that web giant Amazon has placed this Blu-ray up for pre-order. No date is listed but they have clued us in on that
it will be a Blu-ray+DVD combo packaging as well as a DVD+Blu-ray packaging.
I have the 2 DVD pack and love it. Even 'upgraded' on my player, it still needs a lot of help to look good, so it will be great to get this on Blu-ray. Can't wait. (though I wish they had a special edition release for this one)
OMG, an announcement out of the Blu (hehe). This is FANTASTIC NEWS! Anyone who has seen it on HDnet Movies recently will know what I am talking about.....it looks stunning, but now with 1080p and more important lossless audio (over the major compressed Dolby on cable) this should be a stunner!
I love this movie--The race at the beginning--with the beautiful Sherman Brothers music surrounding us and the two songs Family Guy ripped off--- I remember this 65mm movie was only available in pan & scan when DVDs first came out and we had to wait and wait for the proper aspect ratio to come out. I hope this looks as good as South Pacific.
What's all the fuss about the Bond films on this board...while I understand it is the same studio and that there are some Bond films not yet available, the studio has the right to release other movies too, and believe me, there are plenty of message boards buzzing with happiness today over this announcement.
The fuss over the Bond films is that it feels like The studio is dicking us around, we only need 9 more films to complete the set, but EON knows that MGM will likley have to sell the Bond Franchise within the next year and that means a new Bluray distributer and likely all new releases with different packaging and extras
If they realease the remaining ones now then they will have nothing to re-sell us when Bond movies to WB , FOX, Sony or who ever winds up buying the series. It's like getting punched in the gut with a fish egg sandwhich, and it doesn't feel good
I must say I saw this for the first time last Saturday on HDNet Movies and the movie... er, didn't impress me. at around two and half hours long, it got kind of long winded and was just plain silly. As for the hidef imagery - it was very very good, except for a couple of rear FX shots that looked a little bit worn and nicked - the TV I was watching it on (it wasn't mine) made the skin colours a tad too red for my taste
This is a movie I would consider adding to my collection. Here's hoping, along with the others on this board, that the a.v. quality is top-notch (for a film of its age) and all the extras from existing DVD versions (plus a few new extras) are included.
I understand the frustration over the remaining James Bond films not yet available on blu; I myself would like to see a big blu-ray box of all the Bonds before Daniel Craig's tenure. (Frankly, I doubt MGM will complete the Bond series' transition to blu-ray before the studio and/or its library is purchased or it gets its business back in order.) However, I also feel people obsess over this single franchise far too much, especially considering the treasure trove of films that is the MGM library. There's are many MGM-owned films, both well-known and not-so-famous, aside from the Bonds that are real gems and strongly deserve blu-ray releases. Just check out a month or two worth of MGM HD programming on cable or satellite and you'll see what I mean.