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The princess bride

Author: Rob ReinerWilliam GoldmanAndrew ScheinmanCary ElwesMandy PatinkinAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edition., widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fantasy films
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: William Goldman; William Goldman
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Reiner; William Goldman; Andrew Scheinman; Cary Elwes; Mandy Patinkin; Chris Sarandon; Christopher Guest; Wallace Shawn; Andre, the Giant; Fred Savage; Robin Wright; Peter Falk; Carol Kane; Billy Crystal; Act III Communications.; Buttercup Films Ltd.; Princess Bride Ltd.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792850769 9780792850762
OCLC Number: 47889595
Language Note: In English, with optional soundtrack in Spanish and optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987.
Based on the novel by William Goldman.
Credits: Cinematography, Adrian Biddle ; editor, Robert Leighton ; music, Mark Knopfler ; production designer, Norman Garwood ; art direction, Richard Holland, Keith Pain ; set decoration, Maggie Gray ; costume designer, Phyllis Dalton ; executive producer, Norman Lear.
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format, region 1 ; NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 and mono ; widescreen version with aspect ratio of 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
Contents: Special features: Brand-new "As you wish" documentary featuring all-new interviews with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin and more --
New commentary by author William Goldman --
Exclusive footage shot by Cary Elwes during the making of the movie --
2 original featuretttes and more! --
English: 5.1 surround ; Spanish: mono --
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Other Titles: Princess bride (Motion picture)
Responsibility: [presented by] Act III Communications [Buttercup Films Ltd., the Princess Bride Ltd.] ; screenplay by William Goldman ; produced by Andrew Scheinman and Rob Reiner ; directed by Rob Reiner.

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A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.

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