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The Love Bug (Special Edition)
The Love Bug
Special Edition
Actors: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn
Director: Robert Stevenson
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
G     2003     1hr 48min

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 w...  more »


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Actors: Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn
Director: Robert Stevenson
Creators: Edward Colman, Cotton Warburton, Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, Gordon Buford
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Classics, Comedy, Comedy, Classics, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2003
Original Release Date: 03/13/1969
Theatrical Release Date: 03/13/1969
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 48min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 8/14/2023...
A classic! Fun for the whole family back when Walt Disney had great plotlines, great actors, great creativity. A must watch!
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Eliza M. from CORBETT, OR
Reviewed on 2/19/2014...
Terrific!....for the entire family....and funny!!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Marla W. (disneyprincess) from MARSHFIELD, MA
Reviewed on 8/7/2009...
This is a wonderful Disney classic. My kids and I loved the part where Herbie splits in two! The first of the Love Bug movies, it's the best in the series. The second disc has great special features! That was the best part of this edition, I liked the special features better than the movie!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Phillip Smith | Avondale, PA, USA | 05/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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
Documents Screenplay Excerpt: "Herbie Goes Over The Edge"

1.75:1 Aspect Ratio Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround SoundWith THX remastering as well! Fasten your seatbelts because on May 20, the BUG is coming Back!"
A real family classic!
Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 10/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jim Douglas (played by Dean Jones) is a broken-down, has been racecar driver. But, when he finds himself saddled with an innocuous little Volkswagen Beetle, he suddenly finds that he can get a lot more out of it than anyone thought possible. Jim's kooky friend Tennessee Steinmetz (Buddy Hackett) keeps trying to tell him that this car is special, it has a heart and feelings, but Jim knows that a car is a car, is a car, right? And now that he is winning races, his chief competitor, Richard Thorndyke (David Tomlinson), is out to get that inexplicable little car! [Color, released in 1968, with a running time of 1:47.]This is a fantastic movie, and a real family classic! I loved this movie as a kid, and couldn't wait to introduce my children to it. As expected, they loved it, especially the scenes where Herbie seemed to swallow Thorndyke and when he "oiled" on his leg! The DVD set is excellent, containing a nice Disney cartoon short, and lots of other neat extras. My family and I all love this DVD set, and highly recommend it to you!"
The best film of the series.........
Phillip Smith | 06/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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....."