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Herbie: Fully Loaded
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 102 (Nov 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Lindsay Lohan, Justin Long, Breckin Meyer, Cheryl Hines, Matt Dillon, Michael Keaton & Herbie

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include seven deleted scenes with optional commentary, an alternate title opening, feature audio commentary by director Angela Robinson, a five-minute blooper reel, Lindsay Lohan's music video for "First," a 14-minute featurette on "A Day At The Races," a nine-minute highlight on the stunts, and a 12-minute featurette on "Bringing Herbie To Life." There are also up-front ads that can be passed by your remote's menu button and viewed as Sneak Peaks.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 40591
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/25/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Angela Robinson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Poor Herbie. His tire

DVD Picture:
As would be expected, the color scheme on this anamorphically enhanced DVD is bright and fun, perfectly complementing the lighthearted story. Images exhibit pleasing sharpness and details, with nicely balanced contrast and shadow delineation. There are few distractions in the way of pixelization, smearing, or edge enhancement; as the picture is quite solid overall. Good fun for the whole family. (Suzanne Hodges)

A clipping distortion is often present in the higher-level dialogue of the Dolby