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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Director: Rob Reiner Cast: Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes
, Robin Wright
Robin Wright
, Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
, Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon
Rob Reiner
The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Director: Rob Reiner Cast: Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes
, Robin Wright
Robin Wright
, Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
, Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon
Rob Reiner

Blu-ray (Color)

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Based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk's character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates. Indeed, The Princess Bride offers a tongue-in-cheek fairy tale depicting stable boy-turned-pirate Westley's journey to rescue Buttercup (Robin Wright), his true love, away from the evil prince (Chris Sarandon), whom she had agreed to marry five years after learning of what she had believed to be news of Westley's death. With help from Prince Humperdinck's disgruntled former employee Miracle Max (Billy Crystal), swordsman Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), and a very large man named Fezzik (Andre the Giant), the star-crossed lovers are reunited. ~ Tracie Cooper

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2018
UPC: 0715515222518
Original Release: 1987
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 1,070

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 1996 featuring Director Rob Reiner, Screenwriter William Goldman, Producer Andrew Scheinman, and actors Billy Crystal and Peter Falk; Edited 1987 audiobook reading of Goldman's novel The Princess Bride by Reiner; New program about Goldman's screenplay; New program about Goldman's tapestry based on his novel; Archival interviews with Reiner, Goldman, and actors Crystal, Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, and Robin Wright; New interview with Art Director Richard Holland; Programs about makeup, fencing, and fairy tales; On-set video diary filmed and narrated by Elwes; Five behind-the-scenes videos with Commentaries from 1996 by Reiner, Scheiman, and Crystal; Trailer; Plus: An Essay by author Sloane Crosley and Goldman's introduction to his Princess Bride script from his collection Four Screenplays, in a lavishly illustrated, clothbound book

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Elwes Westley
Robin Wright Buttercup, the Princess Bride
Mandy Patinkin Inigo Montoya
Chris Sarandon Prince Humperdinck
Christopher Guest Count Rugen
Wallace Shawn Vizzini
Peter Falk The Grandfather
Fred Savage The Grandson
Andre the Giant Fezzik
Peter Cook The Impressive Clergyman
Carol Kane Valerie, the Wizard's Wife
Billy Crystal Miracle Max, the Wizard
Mel Smith The Albino
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Jane Jenkins Actor
Willoughby Gray The King
Malcolm Storry Yellin
Margery Mason The Ancient Booer
Betsy Brantley The Mother
Anne Dyson The Queen

Technical Credits
Rob Reiner Director,Producer
Nick Allder Special Effects
Ken Baker Asst. Director
David Barron Production Designer
Peter Bennett Asst. Director
Adrian Biddle Cinematographer
Lois Burwell Makeup
Phyllis Dalton Costumes/Costume Designer
David John & the Mood Sound/Sound Designer
Norman Garwood Production Designer
William Goldman Screenwriter
Maggie Gray Set Decoration/Design
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Richard Holland Art Director
Jane Jenkins Casting
Mark Knopfler Score Composer
Robert Leighton Editor
Steve Nicolaides Associate Producer
Norman Lear Executive Producer
Keith Pain Art Director
Andrew Scheinman Producer
Jeffrey Stott Associate Producer

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