Rent The Princess Bride (1987)

4.0 of 5 from 231 ratings
1h 35min
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Synopsis:
When Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) - lovelorn after the loss of her beloved sweetheart Westley (Cary Elwes) - is kidnapped by cunning crook Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) and his sidekicks Fezzik the Giant (André the Giant) and swordsman Inigo (Mandy Patinkin), she is confident her one true love will come to save her. But is the man in the mask hot on the heels of her captors the Prince Humperdink (Chris Sarandon), to whom she is now betrothed, or a mysterious stranger. This family fairy-tale will touch your heart, tickle your funny bone and leave you feeling happily ever after.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Andrew Scheinman, Rob Reiner
Voiced By:
Willy DeVille
Narrated By:
Peter Falk
Writers:
William Goldman
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Comedy, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/07/2001
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 1987 Original Featurette
  • 1987 Making Of Featurette
  • Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
  • Commentary by Author William Goldman
  • As You Wish – Documentary
  • Cary Elwes On Set Video
  • TV Spots
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • International Trailer
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following special features:
- As You Wish – Documentary
- 1987 Original Featurette
- 1987 Making Of Featurette
- Cary Elwes On Set Video
- Trailers and TV Spots
- Photo Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/04/2011
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
  • Commentary by Author William Goldman
  • As You Wish - Documentary
  • 1987 Original Featurette
  • 1987 Making of Featurette
  • Cary- Ehves On Set Video
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • International Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Photo Gallery
  • True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon: A Conversation with Rob Reiner, Cary' Elwes, and Robin Wright
  • True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon: Entering the Zeitgeist
  • The Art of Fencing
  • Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Legend of the Seven Seas
  • Miraculous Makeup
  • Princess Bride: The Untold Tales
  • Fairytales and Folklore
  • Love is Like a Storybook

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Reviews (3) of The Princess Bride

A classic - The Princess Bride review by Jawbreaker

Spoiler Alert
28/10/2008

it really is, thanks to finding new life on DVD. This film is for all ages, featuring a classical tale but with plenty of humour and a long lasting feeling of satisfaction.

Memorable characters, classic lines, its all here and well worth checking out this film. You won't be disappointed!

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Old fashioned yarn fun and familiar - The Princess Bride review by jl

Spoiler Alert
19/11/2018

Surprising how this film jogs old memories of grimes tails. some nice cameos and a wonderful man made world of lakes and trees and lots of harmless sword action. Funny

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Old-fashioned non-pc swords and fantasy fun, and allthe better for it. - The Princess Bride review by PV

Spoiler Alert
20/03/2019

This is based on the book by William Goldman (known for his quote about the film industry that NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING).

An all start cast including Peter Cook and Mel Smith and Brit Cary Elwes (seen in Another Country with Colin Firth and Rupert Everett in 1983 but now in the torture porn SAW movies), and a baddie played by Christopher Guest.

This is an 1987 so is mercifully free of political correctness, parachuted in black characters, and kick-boxing female ones - back in those days they allowed a damsel in distress to be rescued by male characters AS TRADITIONAL STORIES DICTATE. Since Hollywood started worshipping #metoo casting, cinema seat sales are down 26%.

My favourite character here is Fezzik the giant who despite some awfully pronounced dialogue (couldn't someone tell him how to pronounce 'prince') certainly makes an impression. He was a wrestler known as Andre the Giant, born in France to Russian and Polish parents; he died in 1993.

I enjoyed this for the deeply derivative hokem fantasy nonsense it is - a shame this sort of film is seen as un-pc now; a modern version would have aggressive female characters doing down men and ethnic characters parachuted in everywhere AND I WOULD NOT WATCH IT.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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