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The Love Bug DVD


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  • 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: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Special Edition, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.75:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: May 20 2003
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000096IAH
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,049 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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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!

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The box office success of Disney's 1969 classic The Love Bug inspired a slew of Herbie sequels, and, ultimately, this 1997 remake. Though remakes occasionally best the original (consider Disney's The Parent Trap), this one does not. It is difficult to match the talents of the original cast--namely Dean Jones, Buddy Hackett, and David Tomlinson. At least the car hasn't diminished during its 30-year absence. Herbie is still the smart, quirky Volkswagen Beetle with the same affinity for fast driving and rescuing arrogant-but-charming, washed-up racecar drivers to give them a new life and a new love. In this case, Herbie's progeny is Hank Cooper (played by hunky Bruce Campbell of the Evil Dead trilogy), who acquires Herbie by lottery from the junkyard. Herbie comes to life and begins his usual shenanigans, from popping wheelies to slamming his trunk on the fingers of evildoers, primarily one Simon Moore III (John Hannah). This wealthy, wicked numbskull sold Herbie before realizing his powers and now seeks revenge by creating Herbie's evil twin--a menacing black Beetle. The rest of the story repeats history, yet does so with passionless drudgery. Thankfully, there are two notable highlights: one, a brief cameo appearance by Jones (Herbie's owner, Jim Douglas, from the original film) who lends his larger-than-life persona for an all-too-brief moment; the other, Kevin J. O'Connor, who plays Herbie's eccentric and faithful mechanic, and does so with earnest zeal. The film's slapstick humor and happy ending make for solid family entertainment, but the original reigns supreme. --Lynn Gibson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Hey, remember me from the Beauty and the Beast review?
Well, this time, I am talking about Disney's 1969 classic, The Love Bug. It is a great movie, with Herbie, the self-racing Beetle. In this movie, two men who love racing buy the car and race it in many tracks. This is what makes the movie so exciting.
Here's something more exciting: that I think, after many years on last-century videotape, Disney should put this movie on a shiny disc. (or a DVD, whichever you prefer.)
Here are some reasons why: First of all, for those of you who have an older video collection or a rental store nearby, there is a version of The Love Bug on a 15 or 20 year old tape (with neon effects of Mickey at the beginning, probably from the early days of VCRs), and second, many Disney classics are already being put onto DVD (like The Parent Trap, Mary Poppins, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast).
The DVD should have the movie itself (full and wide screen), digitally remastered, THX certified, the original trailer, maybe a documentary or two, foreign language audio and subtitles, and a Herbie Racing game (using the menu arrow buttons as the steering wheel and the enter button, or OK, or set, depends on what DVD player you're using.) And, they should issue the DVD in 2004, for when Disney can call it a "Walt Disney 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition" to make it a big seller.
Only one question: Will it change the way Love Bug fans watch this movie forever? You'll find out when the DVD comes out later!
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Sometimes I think the professional reviewers don't even watch these movies before mouthing off about them! This IS NOT A REMAKE! IT is another sequel! Sure, the title is misleading, and probably should have been "Herbie Wins Again" or something, but that's what leads me to believe that the reviewer simply read the box. Anyway, as for the movie, from someone who has seen it...I rented this movie when it came out, and was thrilled to see not only a new Herbie movie, but one starring Ash himself, Bruce Campbell! It was obviously low budget, and the music always gives that away. That was probably the biggest flaw of this movie, they ditched the awesome old Herbie theme! I loved that and was really missing it. It was replaced with some totally inapropriate cowboy showdown music, that might have fit in one or two scenes tops. The plot and cast was great though, and the Dean Jones cameo was the icing on the cake. When the price comes down, I recommend getting a copy!
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This is a great sequel for so many reasons and it's a crime that it has not gotten more attention or a DVD release.

In this film we have Herbie's creator recounting the tale of how Herbie was created, an evil black VW Beetle named Horace. A funeral for Herbie where owner Jim Douglas of the first film makes an appearance, an amazing cast: Bruce Campbell, John Hannah (owner of Horace), Kevin J. O'Conner (The Mummy, Van Helsing), and a cameo by Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees.

Anyone who likes The Love Bug should definitely see this movie. The story is great. It fills in the missing pieces of the story. It respects the original, it pays tribute to it, it reminds us of it. And come on, Bruce Campbell and John Hannah!!! Again this needs to be on DVD!!!
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By A Customer on June 13 2000
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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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I watched the original "The Love Bug" growing up and loved it! I was so thrilled when Disney made this new movie for T.V. In the begining of this movie, things are looking very bad for Herbie. After losing another race, he is sent to the scrap pile. Luckily, he is recued by Hank, a mechanic, who fixes him up. From there, Herbie is back up to his old tricks, including geting Hank and his ex-girlfriend Alex back together. But when an evil Love Bug, Harold, is created, Hank and Harold's owner must race for their cars. Can Herbie defeat this enemy? This price is wonderful and The video is in a clamshell case so you can preserve it for years to come!
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What an enjoyable family movie! I first saw "Herbie" the Love Bug when I was 10, and many times since then. Kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy this colorful Disney Classic. What a concept: A Volkswagen Beetle with heart & soul and the power necessary to thwart bad guys. Movies don't get any better than this when it comes to pleasing ANY audience. Dean Jones and Michele Lee are wonderful as "Herbie's co-stars". You just can't go wrong with this one!
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This movie is one of Disney's best classics! If you have never seen it, you have missed out on all of Disney!!!! Right away, you fall in love with Herbie, the 'little car' that drove into our hearts!! Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hacket are great in this movie! Watch as Herbie, who has a mind of his own, wins races and makes everyone believe in the 'little car!' A must have for every Disney collection!
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