In an early announcement to retailers, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be scaling the cliffs of insanity along with the Dread Pirate Roberts as it drops The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray into the pit of despair on October 2, 2012.
Already released on the high-def format in a BD+DVD combo pack, this silver anniversary edition will include Rob Reiner’s winning film along with some new special features, the biggest of which is a two-part featurette entitled “True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon.” The featurette includes brand new interviews with Reiner, stars Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, author William Goldman, plus Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon and executive producer Norman Lear.
Fans of the film will be able to determine the Blu-ray artwork by clicking on the 25th Anniversary tab of The Princess Bride Facebook page (www.facebook.com/theprincessbride) beginning June 28. Voting ends July 11 and the fans choice will be revealed on July 12.
Blu-Ray Disc Special Features:
· ALL NEW – TRUE LOVE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE PHENOMENON (Pts. 1 & 2) For 25 years, viewers have watched and loved The Princess Bride. But why does it resonate so strongly for all ages? This two-part featurette offers some answers, along with funny and touching tributes from its cast, director, writer and fans.
o Part 1: TRUE LOVE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE PHENOMENON – A Conversation with Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright. The director and his stars reunite for this lively discussion of the film’s 25th anniversary, favorite fan encounters and memories from the set, illustrated by never-before-seen dailies.
o Part 2: TRUE LOVE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE PHENOMENON – Hear from the film’s creators and cast, passionate fans, and see film tributes and parodies, as we explore why the movie became a phenomenon. Interviewees include Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, writer William Goldman, executive producer Norman Lear, Rob’s father Carl Reiner, and more.
- 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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