Princess Bride, The : Princess Bride DVD Review




THE PRINCESS BRIDE 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLU-RAY AND SPECIAL SCREENING PROGRAMME

25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION RELEASED ON BLU-RAY ON 25TH MARCH

PLUS EXCLUSIVE THEATRICAL SCREENINGS IN VUE CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK AND IN DUBLIN ON 9th, 10th, 12th MARCH


The Classic Romantic Fantasy Adventure Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Fred Savage, Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, Christopher Guest, Mel Smith & Peter Cook

The Princess Bride DVDDirector Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap) and Academy Award® winning screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy, Misery, Heat), breathe vivid life into THE PRINCESS BRIDE, effectively evoking the wondrous, wide-eyed spirit of William Goldman's witty 1973 novel.

Relive the spectacular adventure of with the new Blu-Ray release packed with new extras to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film’s UK release.

When Princess Buttercup - lovelorn after the loss of her beloved sweetheart Westley - is kidnapped by cunning crook Vizzini and his sidekicks Fezzik the Giant and swordsman Inigo, she is confident her one true love will come to save her... This family fairytale will touch your heart, tickle your funny bone and leave you feeling happily ever after. The Princess Bride is a must-watch for fans of storytelling of any age.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary the release features the new two-part retrospective ‘True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon’ film which includes a reunion with director Rob Reiner and stars Robin Wright and Cary Elwes, new cast interviews with Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, Chris Sarandon & Christopher Guest, film tributes, fun parodies and fan encounters.

Brand new extras also include ‘The Art of Fencing’ featurette, ‘Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Legend of the Seven Seas’ featurette, ‘Miraculous Makeup’, Princess Bride: The Untold Tales’ cast interviews, a ‘Fairy Tales and Folklore’ featurette and a ‘Love is like a Storybook’ featurette looking at the films plot and themes.

The epic release also includes audio commentaries from both director Rob Reiner and author William Goldman, the original 1987 making-of featurette, the original comprehensive documentary ‘As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride’, a behind-the-scenes featurette, Cary Elwes ‘on-set’ video plus photo galleries, trailers and TV spots. The feature film itself has never looked better thanks to the re-mastered transfer.

The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Edition is released on Blu-ray on 25th March 2013

The Princess Bride will play at VUE cinemas across the UK and Dublin on 9th, 10th, 11th March 2013


NEW BLU-RAY EXTRAS

True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon: A Conversation with Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes, and Robin Wright (14mins)
True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon: Entering the Zeitgeist (14mins)
The Art of Fencing (7mins)
Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Legend of the Seven Seas (12mins)
Miraculous Makeup (11mins)
Princess Bride: The Untold Tales (9mins)
Fairytales and Folklore (9mins)
Love is like a Storybook (17mins)


OTHER BLU-RAY EXTRAS

Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
Commentary by Author William Goldman
As You Wish Documentary (27 mins)
1987 Original Featurette (7mins)
1987 Making of Featurette (7mins)
Cary Elwes On Set Video (4mins)
Trailers & TV Spots
Theatrical Trailer
International Trailer
TV Spots
Photo Gallery

Author : Kevin Stanley