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Love Bug, The
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 74 (July 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson & Buddy Hackett

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of two-disc Vault Disney Special Edition DVD set includes audio commentary by Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett; and the eight-minute Susie: The Little Blue Coupe cartoon short. There are also, of course, the up-front ads we

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 27325
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 x 2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1969
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/20/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Stevenson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A down-on-his luck race car driver Jim Douglas (Jones) reluctantly teams up with The Love Bug, a spunky Volkswagen Beetle that goes by the name of

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD, framed at 1.85:1, exhibits a picture with an expectedly dated character, but also one that is refreshingly nostalgic. Images are generally sharp and detailed, though a slightly soft focus is apparent. Colors are nicely saturated, with slightly brownish fleshtones, and generally deep blacks. Contrast and shadow delineation are satisfying. The source element is quite clean, with only minor artifacts, dirt, and film grain present. Edge enhancement is occasionally detected as is pixelization, but nothing that is terribly distracting. (Suzanne Hodges)

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