A new documentary about the life and times of the Volkswagen Beetle is now available for preorder. Directed by Damon Ristau, the film features such notable Beetle owners as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky.


The Bug Movie goes all the way back to the beginning, highlighting the important and largely ignored influence of Jewish automotive journalist, Josef Ganz, and the car’s uncomfortable association with Hitler.

From there, the film covers the life of the Beetle, from its start as an economy car to its current state of veneration and inevitable decline.

“The sad truth of this whole thing is that worldwide [Beetles] are disappearing at an alarming rate,” says one interviewee near the end of the trailer.

The loving ode to one of the world’s most adored cars can be purchased at chassymedia.com . Digital and DVD copies are $12.99.