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 »ill 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!« less
Eliza M. from CORBETT, OR Reviewed on 2/19/2014...
Terrific!....for the entire family....and funny!!
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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!
HERBIE'S BACK & GROOVIER THAN EVER!
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....."
Fun to watch Herbie doing things on his own
PJ Dunlap | San Jose, California | 10/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
"If you would say in 1969, that a VW bug would become one of Disney beloved characters. you might have been laughed it. However that VW bug (Herbie) has become loved as one of Disney's beloved (dare I say) Human characters.Other than Davy Crockett or Zorro, can you really name another?
The Classic Love Bug is pure Disney Magic. I feel it still had WALT DISNEY's imprint on it. It was done long after his death, but you feel Walt's magic touch. The DVD version is with its extra make this timeless classic worth seeing again and again, unlike its current remake Herbie Fully Loaded.
One of the greatest and smartest things on this DVD is the audio commentary track from actors Dean Jones, Michelle Lee and the late Buddy Hackett. The track gave you insight into the actors mind set and the movie itself. Sometimes it viers into more entertainment stories, like when Hackett reveals he was offered to become one of the three stooges after the original Curly died or Michelle Lee pointing out a film flub involving earings and the art of DISNEY kissing.
The other features are pure Disney magic for true film buffs, so I suggest don't show them when smaller kids are around, it will bore them to tears. Well maybe share the Love Bug sunday strips which ran in 1969.
Gawd I wish they would do more films like this one. A classic with extras everyone will like"