'The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM PDT by

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare for a Blu-ray double dip.

In an early announcement to retailers, MGM/UA will be bringing 'The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition' to Blu-ray on October 2.

From celebrated director Rob Reiner ('The Bucket List') and Oscar®-winning screenwriter William Goldman ('Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid') 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 ('Forrest Gump'), Cary Elwes ('No Strings Attached'), Mandy Patinkin ('Homeland') and Billy Crystal ('Tooth Fairy'), this wonderful fairy tale about a Princess named Buttercup and her beloved is "a real dream of a movie" (People).

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound, and supplements include: Audio commentaries with Director Rob Reiner & Screenwriter William Goldman; As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride; The Princess Bride: The Untold Tales; The Art of Fencing; Fairy Tales and Folklore; Miraculous Makeup; Cary Elwes' video diary; The Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Pirate of the Seven Seas; Love is Like a Storybook; Original theatrical trailer; and Easter eggs.

The Blu-ray will also include a brand new two-part retrospective documentary:

Part 1: TRUE LOVE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE PHENOMENON - A Conversation with Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright. Â 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.

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.

Also from now until July 11, fans can vote on the cover art design on the movie's Facebook page here.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 2.

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The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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