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Title:
The princess bride
Author:
Reiner, Rob, director.
Uniform Title:
Princess bride (Motion picture)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]

©1987
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.
General Note:
Special ed.; [widescreen version].

Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: Sept. 4, 2001.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987.

Based on the novel by William Goldman.

Special features: "As you wish" documentary featuring new interviews with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Billy Crystal and Mandy Patinkin; new audio commentary by director Rob Reiner; new audio commentary by author William Goldman; footage shot by Cary Elwes during the making of the movie; 2 original featurettes.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780792850762
UPC:
027616865731
Format :
DVD

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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, Rovi


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