Herbie The Love Bug Collection

Herbie The Love Bug Collection

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Director: Robert Stevenson, Vincent McEveety
     
 

The most famous Volkswagen in movie history is the subject of this box set that offers four films featuring Herbie the Love Bug. The Love Bug and Herbie Rides Again are presented in widescreen transfers, while Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and Herbie Goes Bananas are each presented in standard full-frame transfers. English soundtracks are…  See more details below

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The most famous Volkswagen in movie history is the subject of this box set that offers four films featuring Herbie the Love Bug. The Love Bug and Herbie Rides Again are presented in widescreen transfers, while Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and Herbie Goes Bananas are each presented in standard full-frame transfers. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are plentiful on the disc for The Love Bug and include a commentary track recorded by longtime Disney leading man Dean Jones. Each of these discs is available individually, but this set represents a cost-effective way to acquire all four titles.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
It all began with the little movie that could. The Love Bug was 1968’s biggest box-office hit: It paved the way for three sequels about the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, and this box set containing all four films. The first is the best, and the two-disc Special Edition contains a full tank of features, including archival footage of the film's production and publicity ("Love Bug Day at Disneyland"), and breezy commentary by stars Dean Jones, Buddy Hackett, and an endearingly perky Michele Lee. In Herbie Rides Again, the plucky car comes to the aid of Helen Hayes, who is being menaced by Keenan Wynn's Alonzo Hawk, the villain from the Flubber films. Dean Jones is back in the driver's seat in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, in which Don Knotts gets the most mileage out of his sidekick role. Last, and least, is Herbie Goes Bananas, which benefits from some such expert character actors as Cloris Leachman and Harvey Korman. Each of the films has its charms, as well as kid-savvy freewheeling slapstick and stunts. But the real star is Herbie (whom we suspect will inevitably live again in the unleaded form of a New Beetle). Whether redeeming a washed-up driver or foiling diamond thieves and smugglers, our wheelie-popping, rubber-burning hero never runs out of gas.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0786936244014
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
6:43:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary for The Love Bug with Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett; "That Lovable Bug"; "Herbie Mania"; 1969 Disney studio album; Deleted scenes (from The Love Bug) and much more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cloris Leachman Aunt Louise
Dean Jones Jim,Jim Douglas
Helen Hayes Mrs. Steinmetz
Charles Martin Smith D.J.
Don Knotts Wheely Applegate
Ken Berry Willoughby Whitfield
Michele Lee Carole
David Tomlinson Thorndyke
Harvey Korman Captain Blythe
Julie Sommars Diane Darcy
Stefanie Powers Nicole
Buddy Hackett Tennessee
Jacques Marin Inspector Bouchet
John McIntire Mr. Judson
John Vernon Prindle
Joe Flynn Havershaw
Keenan Wynn Alonzo Hawk
Roy Kinnear Quincey
Stephan W. Burns Pete

Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
Vincent McEveety Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Herbie Goes Bananas
1. Opening Titles [9:08]
2. "There He Is" [6:17]
3. Sun Princess [4:26]
4. "Bon Appétit" [8:41]
5. The Costume Party [9:06]
6. The Punishment [5:35]
7. My Good Friend [3:47]
8. Feeling Better [:34]
9. Taxi! [6:10]
10. Find the Boy [12:49]
11. They're Taking the Gold [12:53]
12. End Credits [12:28]
Side #2 -- Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
1. Opening Titles [8:44]
2. The Heist [14:05]
3. They Meet [9:46]
4. Herbie's Missing [7:07]
5. Qualifying Race [9:25]
6. I'm a Race Car Driver [1:07]
7. Inspector Bouchet [11:25]
8. Late Start [10:43]
9. Head to Head [7:23]
10. Something Knocking [13:09]
11. Final Stretch [11:36]
12. End Credits [:09]
Side #3 -- Herbie Rides Again
1. Opening Titles [9:10]
2. Mrs. Steinmetz [5:59]
3. Take a Ride [7:46]
4. Going Home [8:50]
5. Let's Steal Herbie [10:22]
6. The Pacific Ocean [6:38]
7. Breaking In [11:36]
8. New Lawyers [2:24]
9. Visiting Mr. Hawk [11:13]
10. A New Plan [5:55]
11. Herbie Gets Help [7:50]
12. End Credits [:30]
Side #4 -- The Love Bug Disc #1
1. Opening Credits/Demolition Derby [2:59]
2. A Driver [3:08]
3. "Muzzled" [6:29]
4. Trick Car [10:12]
5. "Herbie" [5:23]
6. Racing [10:48]
7. Thorndyke's Plot [8:36]
8. The Riverside Race [2:11]
9. A Very Special Little Car [1:17]
10. Herbie Runs Away [8:32]
11. El Dorado [8:16]
12. Thorndyke's Dirty Tricks [:48]
13. The Last Car [12:36]
14. Run for the Gold [6:50]
15. A Tang Wu Enterprise/End Credits [6:49]

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