Published On: February 3, 2009

The Princess Bride Coming to Blu-ray on 3/17/09

Published On: February 3, 2009

The Princess Bride Coming to Blu-ray on 3/17/09

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." "Have fun storming the castle!" Even if these lines don't immediately spring from your mouth on certain occasions, you still should own The Princess Bride.

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Savvy swordfights, eccentric giants, an evil prince, a dashing hero and a beautiful princess; relive the extraordinary story, The Princess Bride, now as vivid as ones' imagination, debuting on Blu-ray Disc March 17 from MGM Home Entertainment. This staple of 1980's pop culture presents a transcendent and magical experience that elicits uproarious laughter while simultaneously emerging viewers in a majestic world of folklore.

Directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, Stand By Me) and produced by Norman Lear ("All In the Family," "The Jeffersons"), The Princess Bride stars Peter Faulk ("Columbo"), who narrates the extraordinary tale to his grandson, played by Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years"). The Princess Bride features some of Hollywood's favorite stars including Golden Globe nominee* Robin Wright Penn (Breaking And Entering, Forrest Gump) in her feature film debut as the fair maiden Buttercup, Cary Elwes (Georgia Rule, Ella Enchanted) and Golden Globe nominee** Billy Crystal (Analyze This, When Harry Met Sally). The stellar supporting cast includes Mandy Patinkin ("Chicago Hope") as Inigo Montoya, Christopher Guest (This Is Spinal Tap) as Count Tyrone Rugen and the late Andre The Giant as Fezzik.

Loaded with special features, such as audio commentaries and featurettes, the whimsical parody, The Princess Bride Blu-ray Disc also includes a DVD copy of the film and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.99 / $37.99 Canada. Prebook is February 18.

*1995: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Forest Gump
**1993: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, Mr. Saturday Night; 1992: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, City Slickers; 1990: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, When Harry Met Sally

Synopsis:
From celebrated director Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally) and Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman (Chaplin) comes "an enchanting fantasy" (Time) filled with adventure, romance and plenty of "good-hearted fun" (Roger Ebert)! Featuring a spectacular cast that includes Robin Wright Penn (Forrest Gump), Cary Elwes (Liar, Liar), Mandy Patinkin (Dick Tracy) and Billy Crystal (City Slickers), this wonderful fairy tale about a Princess named Buttercup and her beloved is "a real dream of a movie" (People)!

Blu-Ray Disc Special Features:
The Princess Bride Blu-Ray Disc is presented in widescreen with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, Spanish Mono and French Dolby Surround, along with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:
• Audio Commentary by Rob Reiner
• Audio Commentary by William Goldman
• As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride
• Cary Elwes Video Diary
• Miraculous Makeup
• The Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Pirate of the Seven Seas
• Love is Like a Storybook
• The Princess Bride The Untold Tales featurette
• The Art of Fencing featurette
• Fairytales and Folklore featurette
• Original theatrical trailer
• Easter Eggs

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