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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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Edition:
Special ed.
Publisher, Date:
[United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001].
Description:
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 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.
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Title from container.
Based on the novel by William Goldman.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987; released as videodisc on Sept. 4, 2001.
Special features: "As you wish" documentary featuring new interviews with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin and more; 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.
Cinematography, Adrian Biddle; editor, Robert Leighton; music, Mark Knopfler.
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal.
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 and mono; widescreen version with aspect ratio of 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
In English with optional soundtrack in Spanish and optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
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ISBN:
0792850769
System Availability:
5
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
397320
Other Number:
47889595
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5
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[videorecording]
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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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