Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Herbie the Love Bug Collection |
The Love Bug/Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo/Herbie Goes Bananas/Herbie Rides Again
Actors: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, Dean Jones, Don Knotts
Directors: Robert Stevenson, Vincent McEveety
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Herbie Goes Bananas - English/Spanish DVD- Set in exotic locations in Central America, the internationally renowned Herbie, everyone's favorite "love bug," demonstrates his special brand of "car-isma" and high-octane humor... more »
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The Little Car with Brains and Heart
Mark Baker | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 06/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here you'll find all the theatrical movies about Herbie, the VW bug race car that has a mind of his own.Up first is "The Love Bug." Released in 1969, it introduces us to Herbie. Jim is a down on his luck race car driver who needs to win. When Herbie follows him home, he begins to find himself winning. But will he turn his back on the car?"Herbie Rides Again" followed in 1974. With only the car coming back, this time around he's trying to help a widow protect her home from an evil developer who wants to tear it down to build a skyscraper in it's place.1977 brought us "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo." Herbie is reunited with Jim as they head to France to make a grand come back in the famous Monte Carlo car rally. As if a comeback weren't enough, Herbie has fallen in love with another race car and jewel thieves have hidden a precious diamond in his gas tank.Finally, "Herbie Goes Bananas" came in 1980. Herbie is traveling south of the border to a race with his new owner when he gets involved with smugglers and a pick pocket. You never know, he might even wind up in a bull fight.These movies have different levels of fans. As with any franchise, they are uneven with the first being the best. Still, I watched them all as a kid multiple times and they still have a nostalgic charm for me. I was thrilled to add them to my DVD collection.This set is a bundling of the movies that have previously been released separately, so if you've already bought them, there's no need to get them again. "The Love Bug" gets a fantastic treatment with two discs and plenty of extras. The extras do deal somewhat with the sequels, which is a good thing, because the rest of the movies are movie only versions. "The Love Bug" and "Herbie Rides Again" are wide screen, while the other two are full frame. The picture has plenty of dust and grain to show its age, but it still looks sharp and is plenty watchable. Audio is full surround. While it won't blow you away, it sounds great.Any fan of Herbie will want to get these movies. No, they aren't brilliant film making, but they are fun escapism. What else do you need?"
Why pay this DOUBLE PRICE?
GodfatherX | Illinois, USA | 12/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This package is just fabulous, these great light hearted comedies about the lovely bug in one box.
BUT, and this is a BIG BUT:
Why do US customers at amazon.com have to pay almost double as much for this box as the Germans at amazon.de do for the same box (called "Die Herbie Collection")???
AT THE TIME OF THIS REVIEW the US box costs over 52 Dollars and that's supposively already 20% off. The Germans only pay 28 Dollars (24 Euros) at only 11% off the regular price, and in the german box every movie has 3 Language tracks (english, german, italian) instead of only 1 in the US box (english).
I want to point out that I am not comparing two different companies, both websites are run by Amazon.
Except the differently designed covers, the german box contains the EXACT SAME MOVIES for HALF the PRICE.
The only thing is, that european DVD's are region code 2 (instead of region code 1 in the US), Hollywoods tool to legally rip off all Americans by not let them play just any DVD in their DVD Player at home (unless you have a codefree DVD player).
In Germany almost all DVD's are equipped with more language tracks and available cheaper than in the US.
Ask yourself why? Hollywood rules (in a bad sense!).
Buy the german version of this box (if you have a region code free DVD player) and save BIG bucks. Even the worldwide shipping shouldn't make up for the difference of 24 Dollars.
Entertaining Movies Poor DVD
DW | UK | 11/02/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The entertainment industry again shows how little they care about quality but they are well focused on our money. The first movie has been transfered to DVD with some care and includes bonus material. The second movie is at least in widescreen format but a bit faded. The last two are in lousy full screen format and no effort was made to provide a quality DVD; the picture is very grainy and faded."
Love Bug Awkward bundle...
Romain G. Falloux | Washington, DC United States | 03/13/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This four-movie DVD set -- Herbie the Love Bug Collection -- is good because it contains The Love Bug as a Special Edition DVD. The one that started it all is digitally restored, looks great and has a good amount of fun special features. Herbie Rides Again is also well maintained and fun to watch. The problem for this reviewer was that the last two entries, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and Herbie Goes Bananas are in Full Screen format only! I can't understand the logic behind Full Screen formatting (as it cuts out a part of the picture from both sides of the original intended shot), and I REALLY can't understand having two Widescreen beauties paired with two Full Screen duds... it really feels like they were packaging them together to get them sold. Otherwise, it's a good set."