The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary EditionPosted by: Scott
20 years laterâ€¦and itâ€™s still not ogre-done! A heroic and hilarious romantic adventure leading through the Fire Swamp, up the Cliffs of Insanity and emerging from the Pit of Despair, The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition arrives on DVD November 13, 2007 from MGM Home Entertainment. Directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, Stand By Me) and executive produced by Norman Lear, The Princess Bride, based on the beloved book by William Goldman (two-time Academy AwardÃ’ winner for best screenplay, All The Presidentâ€™s Men, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid), tells the tale of true love combining romance, action, adventure and comedy.
This timeless love story is a true family favorite that continues to captivate audiences of all ages. The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition features some of Hollywoodâ€™s favorite stars including Golden Globe nominee Robin Wright Penn (Breaking And Entering, Forrest Gump) in her feature film debut, Cary Elwes (Georgia Rule, Ella Enchanted), Golden GlobeÃ’ nominee Billy Crystal (Analyze This, When Harry Met Sally). With a stellar supporting cast including Mandy Patinkin (â€œChicago Hopeâ€) as Inigo Montoya, Christopher Guest (This Is Spinal Tap) as Count Tyrone Rugen , the late Andre The Giant as Fezzik, Fred Savage (â€œThe Wonder Yearsâ€) as the grandson and Peter Falk (â€œColumboâ€) as the grandfather/narrator, The Princess Bride is one of the perennial top-selling titles in MGMâ€™s catalogue.
In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of The Princess Bride, MGM Home Entertainment is launched the â€œOde To Princess Brideâ€ Sweepstakes, an online contest that provides an â€œeditorâ€™s tool kitâ€ with video, audio and music from the film and allows fans to create their own â€œOde to The Princess Brideâ€ video trailer. The contest winners will be selected by Norman Lear and Rob Reiner. One grand prize winner will receive a state-of-the-art Panasonic Home Theater package and The Princess Bride script autographed by Rob Reiner and Norman Lear. For more information, please visit www.ThePrincessBride.com.
As a special added bonus, The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition DVD features â€œThe Official Princess Bride DVD Game.â€ Produced by Worldwide Biggies, the game leaves behind the simple text-based, slideshow nature of most DVD games, and transforms the filmâ€™s favorite live action actors into fully animated characters in a graphic novel type setting.
â€œThe Official Princess Bride DVD Gameâ€ begins during Episode Two after Vizzini, Montoya and Fezzik kidnap Princess Buttercup. Players will assume the role of their favorite characters in a series of interactive challenges and will be rewarded with gems for completing an activity or for receiving an exceptional score. New content, extras and gems can be redeemed at www.princessbridegame.com.
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)!
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