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20th February 2013 11:00:00
Posted by Anthony Nield

The Princess Bride (25th Anniversary) in March

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THE PRINCESS BRIDE gets the 25th Anniversary treatment this March with an extras-packed Blu-ray edition as well as exclusive theatrical screenings in VUE cinemas across the UK and in Dublin.

From the press release…

Director Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap) and Academy Award® winning screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Misery), breathe vivid life into THE PRINCESS BRIDE, effectively evoking the wondrous, wide-eyed spirit of William Goldman's witty 1973 novel.

Relive the spectacular adventure of with the new Blu-Ray release packed with new extras to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film’s UK release.

When Princess Buttercup - lovelorn after the loss of her beloved sweetheart Westley - is kidnapped by cunning crook Vizzini and his sidekicks Fezzik the Giant and swordsman Inigo, she is confident her one true love will come to save her... This family fairy tale will touch your heart, tickle your funny bone and leave you feeling happily ever after. The Princess Bride is a must-watch for fans of storytelling of any age.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary the release features the new two-part retrospective ‘True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon’ film which includes a reunion with director Rob Reiner and stars Robin Wright and Cary Elwes, new cast interviews with Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, Chris Sarandon & Christopher Guest, film tributes, fun parodies and fan encounters.

Brand new extras also include ‘The Art of Fencing’ featurette, ‘Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Legend of the Seven Seas’ featurette, ‘Miraculous Makeup’, Princess Bride: The Untold Tales’ cast interviews, a ‘Fairy Tales and Folklore’ featurette and a ‘Love is like a Storybook’ featurette looking at the films plot and themes.

The epic release also includes audio commentaries from both director Rob Reiner and author William Goldman, the original 1987 making-of featurette, the original comprehensive documentary ‘As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride’, a behind-the-scenes featurette, Cary Elwes ‘on-set’ video plus photo galleries, trailers and TV spots. The feature film itself has never looked better thanks to the re-mastered transfer.

The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Edition is released on Blu-ray on 25th March 2013 and will play at VUE cinemas across the UK and Dublin on 2nd, 3rd and 5th March 2013.


NEW BLU-RAY EXTRAS

• True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon: A Conversation with Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes, and Robin Wright (14 mins)
• True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon: Entering the Zeitgeist (14 mins)
• The Art of Fencing (7 mins)
• Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Legend of the Seven Seas (12 mins)
• Miraculous Makeup (11 mins)
• Princess Bride: The Untold Tales (9 mins)
• Fairy Tales and Folklore (9 mins)
• Love is like a Storybook (17 mins)

OTHER BLU-RAY EXTRAS

• Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
• Commentary by Author William Goldman
• As You Wish – Documentary (27 mins)
• 1987 Original Featurette (7 mins)
• 1987 Making of Featurette (7 mins)
• Cary Elwes On Set Video (4 mins)
• Trailers & TV Spots
• Theatrical Trailer
• International Trailer
• TV Spots
• Photo Gallery

About Anthony Nield
Anthony hails from Cheltenham and has been writing about film for the best part of a decade. His particular obsessions include British and experimental cinema, non-fiction, and films that have fallen by the wayside. You'll find him reviewing such works in the DVD and Blu-ray sections, plus the occasional feature.