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The Love Bug (Special Edition)

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For the first time ever, you can enjoy this timeless classic in a Special Edition DVD. Fully restored to look and sound as it was originally intended, it also features hours of exclusive bonus materials your entire family will enjoy again and again. He's the star who provides the most laughs per gallon. He's Herbie, the lovable car with a mind of his own. Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett join Herbie in this revved-up comedy classic. Jones plays down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas, who reluctantly teams up with the little machine. Douglas thinks his sudden winning streak is due to his skill, not Herbie's. He finally realizes the car's worth when a sneaky rival plots to steal Herbie for himself. But it's Herbie who'll steal your heart in this wildly fun roller-coaster ride of a movie you'll never forget!|A down-and-out racetrack driver, Jim Douglas, acquires a little Volkswagen, but doesn't realize the "bug" is almost human. The car helps Jim win many races but runs away when it feels it is not appreciated, into the clutches of villainous rival Peter Thorndyke. With the help of his friends Tennessee and Carole, Jim changes his attitude, finds the bug, and apologizes. They win another race -- and Jim falls in love with Carole.|The film was the biggest American box office hit of 1969, and the second highest-grossing Disney film of all time after MARY POPPINS.|The movie is based on the story "Car-Boy-Girl" by Gordon Buford.|Bill Walsh, producer and co-writer of THE LOVE BUG, is responsible for Herbie's famous number 53. Walsh said he "was seeing lots of 53s on television ... It was [Los Angeles Dodgers] pitcher Don Drysdale's number, among other things."|Disney converted at least 26 VWs into Herbies. It's estimated that up to 40 Herbies were created for the film.|Dean Jones, who played Jim Douglas in the film, took his costar Buddy Hackett on a "white-knuckled" ride around Riverside Raceway at 115 mph!

Special Features

Audio Commentary With Dean Jones, Michele Lee, And Buddy Hackett|Cartoon: "Susie -- The Little Blue Coupe"|That Lovable Bug|The Many Lives Of Herbie|Herbie Mania|Lost Treasures: Searching For Herbie|1969 Disney Studio Album|Production Gallery|Behind-The-Scenes Promo|Love Bug Day At Disneyland|The Man Who Gave Herbie His Voice|Deleted Scenes: "Used Car Lot" & "Playground"|Theatrical Trailer|DVD Credits|Radio Spots|Sound Studio 1: "Herbie On The Rocks"|Sound Studio 2: "Thorndyke And The Bear"|Production Stills: Production Photos, Concept Art, Storyboards|Comic Book|Biographies: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett, David Tomlinson, Robert Stevenson|Advertising: Publicity, Posters, Merchandise, Press Book|Documents|Screenplay Excerpt: "Herbie Goes Over The Edge"

Product Details

  • Actors: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn
  • Directors: Robert Stevenson
  • Writers: Screenplay By Bill Walsh And Don DaGradi, Based On A Story By Gordon Buford
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Special Edition, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.75:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000096IAH
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,302 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 13, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This 1969 hit introduces the world to Herbie, the living VW. He "runs in" to down-on-his-luck race driver Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) and the story begins. Jim's friend Tennessee (Buddy Hackett) suggests that he race Herbie in a local dirt track race. Herbie of course wins and starts a winning streak. But look out as Thorndike enters the plot. He will give anything to get rid of the VW and tries to on numerous occations. The big road race at the end called The Eldorado is the best part of the movie. Sadly, this film was followed by a sappy sequal, but in 1977, Dean Jones and Don Knots returned to make the hilarious film, Herbie goes to Monte Carlo. The Love Bug was my favorite movie as a kid and I still enjoy it.....
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Phillip Smith on April 30, 2003
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I've been a fan of Herbie, the Love Bug since 1984 and the dream of having the original classic put on DVD has finally become a reality! Loaded with features only The Disney Company could create!
Audio Commentary With Dean Jones, Michele Lee, And Buddy Hackett
Cartoon: "Susie -- The Little Blue Coupe"
That Lovable Bug
The Many Lives Of Herbie
Herbie Mania
Lost Treasures: Searching For Herbie
1969 Disney Studio Album
Production Gallery
Behind-The-Scenes Promo
Love Bug Day At Disneyland
The Man Who Gave Herbie His Voice
Deleted Scenes: "Used Car Lot" & "Playground"
Theatrical Trailer
DVD Credits
Radio Spots
Sound Studio 1: "Herbie On The Rocks"
Sound Studio 2: "Thorndyke And The Bear"
Production Stills: Production Photos, Concept Art, Storyboards
Comic Book
Biographies: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett, David Tomlinson, Robert Stevenson
Advertising: Publicity, Posters, Merchandise, Press Book
Screenplay Excerpt: "Herbie Goes Over The Edge"

1.75:1 Aspect Ratio
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
With THX remastering as well! Fasten your seatbelts because on May 20, the BUG is coming Back!
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By PJ Dunlap on October 13, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
My six-year-old enjoyed watching Herbie run around and do things without a driver that "real" cars can't do with a driver. There was enough action and laughs to keep her entertained through out the entire 108 minutes. Dean Jones and Michelle Lee work so well together. The comedy is suitable for all ages.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Nasti on June 22, 2005
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With the release of "Herbie: Fully Loaded" coming out shortly, I think now would be a good time to revisit the film that began it all: the 1969 family classic "The Love Bug". Without a doubt the best live action movie Disney ever made, this film was for quite a while my favorite movie ever and still remains in my top five.

"The Love Bug" tells the story o Dean Jones, a down on his luck racing driver who's broke and lives in a run down with his best friend Tennesse Steinmetz (the always hilarious Buddy Hackett). Once at the top of his game, Douglas is now a loser in ever sense of the word. Then one day, while shopping for a cheap car, he meets Carol Benett (Michelle Lee), a leggy, beautiful saleswoman who capture his heart. Then a small Volkswagen Beatled drives into his life (without the aid of a human driver), and Douglas's luck begins to change. Once he works out the many kinkds involving Herbie, he once again by a champion racer, much to the dismay of evil car salesman Peter Thorndyke (David Tomlinson), who will stop at nothing to make sure Douglas's reign will come to a bitter end.

This film encapsulizes verything that Disney is: warm, sweet and outright hilarious. It also has some amazing racing sequences that rank among the best ever shot. As for it not being animated, who cares?

The bonus dvd is loaded with goodies, including interviews with a "Herbie" historian, a makingof documentary, a look at "Herbie" and its sequels (inclduing a highly entertaining compare and contrast) as well as many other goodies that hardcore Herbie fans (I call them Herbie-vores) will delight in.

This is definitely a must have film. This is an essential dvd and high quality entertainment.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Karen on January 3, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This is funny movie that reveals that cars do have hearts, souls, and personalities.
Herbie is a car with a very strong personality who decides he likes Jim Douglas, a race car driver. When Jim starts winning all his races with Herbie, he is positive that he should get all the credit for his success. Little does he know how tender Herbie's feelings really are. Eventually Jim decides Herbie is past his usefulness, and he brings home a new car, who the jealous Herbie beats up before "running" away. Finally Jim realizes just how special Herbie really is, and finds the little car attempting to commit suicide. When the pair are finally reunited on happier terms, they enter another race where Herbie's strength is tested at almost every turn, and Jim is able to completely see that Herbie is really the one who can be credited for all their success.
Adding to their trouble, or perhaps creating most of it, is the sneaky Mr. Thorndyke, who will do anything to see Herbie taken away for good. Then there's tender hearted Tennessee, who believes in Herbie all along.
This movie is funny and enjoyable and proves that vehicles are a lot more than just transportation. I recommend it to anyone, young and old alike, who enjoys fun movies.
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