DVD The Princess Bride [DVD] [Widescreen] [1994] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [027616806420] (DVD 4649745),
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The Princess Bride [DVD] [Widescreen] [1994] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [027616806420]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Director Rob Reiner breathes vividly colored cinematic life into William Goldman's THE PRINCESS BRIDE, effectively evoking the wondrous, wide-eyed spirit of the witty 1973 novel. When a sick boy (Fred Savage) receives a visit from his doting grandfather (Peter Falk) who intends to read to him from his favorite book, he's not exactly pleased to be extracted from his world of video games. However, his mood quickly changes as he, along with the viewer, is transported to a place out of time--to Florin, a kingdom in the ultimate imaginary land, complete with dashing heroes, cowardly princes, rhyming giants, shrieking eels, rodents of unusual size, fancy swordfights, and yes...even some kissing.

    The lovely Buttercup (Robin Wright) learns that "As you wish" really means "I love you" when she falls for her charming farmhand, Westley (Cary Elwes). While trying to seek his fortune, however, Westley disappears at sea, an apparent victim of the Dread Pirate Roberts, who takes no prisoners. A few years later, Buttercup, engaged to the oily Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), is kidnapped by an oddball trio of rogues--brains, Vizzini (Wallace Shawn); brawn, Fezzik (Andr the Giant); and sword, Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin in a standout performance). As they sail away toward the Cliffs of Insanity, they notice the pursuit of a man in black...and the adventure begins. A clever fairy tale for all ages, THE PRINCESS BRIDE is arguably one of the funniest and most entertaining films of all time.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 908064

  • Credits
    Peter Falk, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Kane
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Sweetness and sincerity....A delightful cast and a cheery, earnest style that turns out to be ever more disarming..."
    New York Times

    "...At heart, PRINCESS BRIDE celebrates the power of true love to triumph over adversity..."
    Variety

    "...THE PRINCESS BRIDE is a fun, sad, scary, witty fairy tale featuring the greatest performance ever given by a professional wrestler, the late Andre the Giant..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Reiner's beautifully crafted fairytale pastiche still represents one of the high points of US comedy in the 1980s..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Rob Reiner's uncategorisable blend of action, romance, spoof, swashbuckler and fairytale is purely and simply a corking movie..."
    Total Film

    5 stars out of 5 -- "It was influential...the current crop of fractured fairy tales clearly owe a great debt to its groundbreaking balancing act of melodramatic pastiche, light-hearted send-up and the simple delights of a good yarn well told."
    Total Film

    5 stars out of 5 -- "More swashbuckling than Errol Flynn, more romantic than Casablanca, funnier than virtually everything, THE PRINCESS BRIDE is -- like MARY POPPINS -- practically perfect in every way."
    Empire

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