MGM and Sony Pictures bring fairytale classic to collector’s edition DVD
By Patrick Luce Apr 3, 2006, 15:04 GMT
The Buttercup Edition
The timeless and enchanting fairytale, The Princess Bride, returns June 13th when MGM and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release the beloved film on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition DVD.
For a limited time, this all-new 2-Disc Collector’s Edition will feature collectible packaging - the Buttercup Edition for the romantic and the Dread Pirate Edition for the swashbuckler. Both editions will be available for a suggested retail price of $24.96 and feature all-new bonus materials, including an historical analysis of the Dread Pirate Roberts, Storybook Romance and Miraculous Makeup featurettes, the Quotable Battle of Wits Trivia game, an all-new 8-page collectible Guide to Florin, making of documentaries, director and writer commentaries and much more.
Directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally) and written by Oscar-winner William Goldman (All the President’s Men), the film is based on Goldman’s book of the same name and stars Robin Wright Penn (Forrest Gump), Cary Elwes (Ella Enchanted), Mandy Pantinkin (Alien Nation), Billy Crystal (City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally), Chris Sarandon (Dog Day Afternoon) and Christopher Guest (This Is Spinal Tap).
The Buttercup Edition will highlight the romance and fantasy of The Princess Bride and will appeal to families and female fans. The Dread Pirate Edition will please the film’s male and cult fans by embellishing its adventurous and comedic theme.
In the fairytale adventure The Princess Bride, a young boy (Fred Savage) falls ill and is read a legendary bedtime story by his visiting grandfather (Peter Falk) that immediately comes to life. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup (Wright-Penn) is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck (Sarandon). Her childhood beau Westley (Elwes), now known as the Dread Pirate Roberts, attempts to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman (Pantinkin), a super strong giant and a few bad guys to rescue Princess Buttercup.
The DVD bonus features are set to include:
”Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Legend of the Seven Seas” Historical Analysis
“Love is like a Storybook Story” Documentary
“Miraculous Make-up” Featurette
The Quotable Battle of Wits Trivia Game
“As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride” Documentary
Cary Elwes’ Home Movies
Original 1987 Featurette
Vintage Making-Of Documentary
Audio Commentary by Director Rob Reiner
Audio Commentary by Author William Goldman
Original Theatrical Trailer
8-Page Fezzik’s Guide to Florin - Collectible Booket
It will be presented in English 5.1, French and Spanish. It will also have English, French and Spanish subtitles.
As of yet, The Princess Bride – The Collector’s Edition is not available at Amazon or AmazonUK. Visit the DVD’s database for more information.