The Princess Bride [20th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1987]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1962 out of 1986)

Special Features


  • True Love and High Adventure: The official Princess Bride DVD game
  • Princess Bride: The Untold Tales featurette
  • The Art of Fencing featurette
  • Fairy Tales and Folklore featurette
  • A twice told tale: THe reversible storybook with two versions of the Princess Bride story

Synopsis


The Princess Bride
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, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Cary Elwes
    Cary Elwes - Westley
  • Robin Wright
    Robin Wright - Buttercup, the Princess Bride
  • Mandy Patinkin
    Mandy Patinkin - Inigo Montoya
  • Chris Sarandon
    Chris Sarandon - Prince Humperdinck
  • Christopher Guest
    Christopher Guest - Count Rugen



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1985 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Movie Remastered for Blu-Ray!

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    Gobeler

    Now, to be fair, I have been a fan of this movie for a very long time. I have purchased the VHS version, as well as any DVD release that has come out (hello to redundancy in special features and the sort). When I heard that this was coming to Blu-Ray, I immediately pre-ordered it. My opinions may be bias because of enjoying the movie too much, so I will try to keep it in perspective. Video Quality: 4/5 The Princess Bride is showing its age as far as production values go, but this shouldn't sway anyone from seeing this movie. The Blu-Ray version has been wonderfully remastered in 1080P. This is most noticeable with the color palette, as all the colors are vibrant. The picture is crisp, with the original film grain still in tact. You will notice the best quality during the scenes with the Dread Pirate Roberts on his quest to find the Princess. Overall, the picture looks nice for being 22 years old, a true testament to how good Blu-Ray can make any movie look. Audio Quality: 5/5 The soundtrack in it's TrueHD quality is great. Very clear and no signs of fuzz anywhere. The 5.1 audio track is truly 5.1 as every channel receives the correct sound and really enhances the quality of the movie experience. Extras: 3/5 As mentioned above, all the extras are on older discs. The documentary is great, and the commentary with Rob Reiner and William Goldman is interesting (if you're into that kind of thing). The Biggest extra, however, is the DVD version of the movie has been bundled with this Blu-Ray, allowing you to share the movie with anyone else. This is something that I have been waiting for Blu-Ray to do for a long time, and it's been mostly younger Disney Movies for now (Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty). HD-DVD was doing this the whole time, so it's nice to see Blu-Ray starting to do it more. Overall: 5/5 Buy this movie if you like romance. Buy this movie if you like comedy. Buy this movie if you enjoy romantic comedies. This is a must watch for anyone looking for an underrated movie for its time, but something that has withstood the test of time and has become one of the greatest romance stories ever. Take it from a guy who enjoys a good Chick Flick, I will be watching this again and again. The price is right, the quality is superb, and the experience will be remembered for all.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still great after all these years

    Posted
    Icantwin
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    The greatest ROM COM ever made. I don't think there's any denying the opening remarks of Peter Falk when he says this story has, "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..." The perfect date movie. But you know, it's more than that. It's really about true love in general. And while we may not all experience it in our love life, surely, there's true love from someone for everyone. The story is really about the true love of the grandfather for the grandson. If I was an actor who needed to produce some tears on cue, I'd think of the love the grandfather showed for the grandson as he reads the story while he's lying sick in bed. Or the true love my mother expressed for me and I for my son. After all, true love is the greatest thing in the world! (Except for a nice MLT: Mutton, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich where the mutton is nice and lean and the lettuce is crisp) - You'll get that part after you watch this masterpiece.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    30th Anniversary Edition

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    Wunders
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    Obviously the movie is amazing, so I'm not rating that but instead the packaging. I was excited for the 30th Anniversary Edition because of the picture of the cover. I didn't really expect new bonus features at this point so I wasn't disappointed by that. It just was a bit of a let down that the fan favorite voted cover isn't on the paper insert or even an outer shell that often accompanies movies. It's literally just a piece of cardboard stuck on to the case. The actual picture on the insert is from the 25th Anniversary Edition. It's still a classic movie but disappointing packaging if you already have a good copy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Non-Disney Fairy Tale Ever Made.

    Posted
    HAMLET

    Having read about this movie on other sites, I decided, "Hey, this film is worth a shot." I also enjoy period, fantasy, romance and adventure films. A friend of mine bought the film for me and I can't stop repeating the lines. "As You Wish," Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die," "Inconcievable," etc. The performances are magnificent-from Cary Elwes (in his second movie) to Robin Wright (before she Married Sean Penn) and the rest of the cast. The movie manages to make fun of traditional fairy tales while not taking itself seriously. As Rob Reiner says in the all-new documentary "As You Wish: The Making Of The Princess Bride," it's a celebration of true love. The sword fight on the Cliffs Of Insanity is terrific and remeniscent of Errol Flynn swashbucklers. Of course, there is romance...and beautiful love scenes they are. With the film itself being free of any objectionable material, you might almost think that this is a Disney film. Well, it's not, but Walt Disney himself would be proud of this movie. Romance, adventure and comedy all in one spectacular movie. It's a chick flick. Recommended for girls' night out. Rated PG for mild adventure violence.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cult Classic Dread Pirate Roberts!

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    Waszak1977
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    Ok when I watch films I do so on a 180" movie theater screen with full 7.1 surround sound and the Buttkicker transducer system. This is not to Boast but to give an idea of the clarity that I rate both 4k and 1080p films. 1st off regardless if you are huge into 4k or still collect Blu-ray; I will add that with today's (Oppo) upscaling technology along with upscaling technology on theater projectors that the difference between Blu-ray & 4k is minimal. I will say that going over 180" that you will likely see a difference and recommend 4k for 150"+ screens. I never saw this on the "Big" Screen. Its to bad too. As my screen feels like an IMAX I was able to see this film for all its glory! It was SO fun and so much better. I believe it would do well with an anniversary release at the theaters! Picture quality was fantastic for the films age. It didn't get as much love as say "The sound of music" but still, I LOVED IT! Thank you!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inconceiveable!

    Posted
    Superman

    In 1987, a movie was released that captured audiences imaginations in every way possible. This movie had everything from romance to action to comedy as well as a most memorable cast of unique characters. This movie was The Princess Bride. Now, 20 years later, The Princess Bride is rereleased on a special edition 2-disc DVD set, and I must say it is worth every penny. It is loaded with not only the classic film but also a wealth of bonus features including documentaries, trailers, and even a trivia game on quotes from the movie. There's even a booklet called Fezzik's Guide to Florin, which humorously details and describes various points of interests from the movie. In addition to these bonuses, an eye for detail is given in creating the menus and the case. The menus are well-crafted and the cover is detailed with a beautiful portrait depicting the movie. Whether you're a longtime fan of this film or are just discovering it, there has never been a better time to purchase The Princess Bride for your DVD collection. Anybody want a peanut?

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Meathead Does GOOD!

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    DetroitFan
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    You learn from The Princess Bride BluRay it was a late blooming phenomenon only really catching on when it hit VHS tape. Similarly My interest was drawn even later. Love, danger, grief, fighting, quests, humor and rescue all in the name of true love. Love of a grandpa for his grandson frames the story of love for the modern fairy tale couple Westley and Buttercup set in fairy tale days. The two commentaries by the director and the book's author William Goldman round out the phenomena of the movie. I wouldn't have thought it possible from Meathead director Rob Reiner. But he did a terrific job bringing The Princess Bride to life. Jump on board The Princess Bride BluRay for the extras and the ride to true love. It's well worth it!.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My all time fav

    Posted
    KidAtHeart

    This movie/story/book has got to be one of my all time favs. To me its comfort food for the soul. My wife hates it though because I can watch it over and over, which I have. Sometimes I watch it to help me sleep. It puts me in a happy place and I seem to wake up refreshed and chipper. I can't wait to have kids so that I can share this movie/story/book with them. There's a Special Princess Edition of Princess Bride. Don't know if there is anything special about it, but my wife won't let me get it just yet. + If you like this one I also recommend Oscar with Sly Stalone. 5 yrs ago I had a hard time finding it on DVD and it was a rare find on VHS. Well some how I ended up with 3 copies on VHS which I have passed on and got it on DVD the first time I saw it online. It's a must see.

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