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The princess bride [videorecording] / Act III Communications presents ; directed by Rob Reiner ; screenplay by William Goldman ; produced by Andrew Scheinman and Rob Reiner

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Material Type
DVD/Video
Uniform Title
Princess bride (Motion picture).
Publication Info.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Publication Info.
©2018

More Details

Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Description
2 videodiscs (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded leaf : color illustrations ; 18 cm.)
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Physical Medium
4 3/4 in. color
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Description
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Series
The Criterion collection ; 948
Criterion collection ; 948.
System Details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 16:9 widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Language
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast
Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal.
Credits
Music by Mark Knopfler ; director of photography, Adrian Biddle ; production designed by Norman Garwood ; film editor, Robert Leighton ; costume designer, Phyllis Dalton.
Language
In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Note
Title from title frame.
Based upon the book by William Goldman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
New 4K digital transfer.
Contents
disc one. [Feature film]. -- disc two. [Special features].
Summary
A kid, home sick from school, grudgingly allows his grandfather to read him a dusty storybook, which is how we meet the innocent Buttercup, about to marry the nefarious Prince Humperdinck though her heart belongs to Westley. A mysterious pirate, a vengeful Spaniard, and a good-natured giant interrupt the wedding plans.
Note
Special features: audio commentary from 1996 featuring director Rob Reiner, screenwriter William Goldman, producer, Andrew Scheinman, and actors Billy Crystal and Peter Falk ; edited 1987 audiobook reading of Goldman's novel "The princess bride" by Reiner ; new program about Goldman's screenplay ; new program about Goldman's tapestry based on the film; Archival interviews with Reiner, Goldman, and actors Crystal, Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, and Robin Wright ; new interview with art director Richard Holland ; Programs about makeup, fencing, and fairy tales ; On set-video diary filmed and narrated by Elwes ; five behind-the-scenes videos with commentaries from 1996 by Reiner, Scheinman, and Crystal ; trailer ; plus an essay by author Sloane Crosely.
Audience
MPAA rating: PG.
Subject
Fairy tales -- Drama.
Princesses -- Drama.
Princes -- Drama.
Love -- Drama.
Kidnapping -- Drama.
Genre/Form
Romantic plays.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama.
Added Author
Reiner, Rob, film director, film producer.
Scheinman, Andrew, film producer.
Goldman, William, 1931-2018, screenwriter.
Biddle, Adrian, director of photography.
Knopfler, Mark, composer (expression)
Leighton, Robert, editor of moving image work.
Garwood, Norman, 1947- production designer.
Dalton, Phyllis, costume designer.
Elwes, Cary, 1962- actor.
Wright, Robin, 1966- actor.
Patinkin, Mandy, actor.
Sarandon, Chris, actor.
Guest, Christopher, actor.
Shawn, Wallace, actor.
Andre, the Giant, 1946-1993, actor.
Savage, Fred, 1976- actor.
Falk, Peter, 1927-2011, actor.
Cook, Peter, 1937-1995, actor.
Smith, Mel, 1952-2013, actor.
Kane, Carol, 1952- actor.
Crystal, Billy, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Goldman, William, 1931-2018. Princess bride
Act III Communications, presenter.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN
9781681435176
1681435179
Standard No.
715515222617
Music No.
CC2960DDVD The Criterion Collection
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