The Princess Bride

1 x Blu-ray

Main Details
Companies
Identifying Codes
Barcode 7 15515 22251 8
ISBN 978-1-68143-516-9
Catalog Number CC2959BD
Criterion Collection Spine # 948
Matrix Layer 0 (1057155) BVDL 1412110 01E
Matrix Layer 1 (1057156) BVDL 1412110 01E
Mastering SID Code Layer 0 IFPI LV79
Mastering SID Code Layer 1 IFPI LV79
Mould SID Code IFPI KKRZ
Stamper Layer 0 060001
Stamper Layer 1 020001
Format
Packaging
Language English
Subtitles English SDH
Region A
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Colour Color
Audio DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Run Time 98 minutes
Notes SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
Audio commentary from 1996 featuring director Rob Reiner, screenwriter William Goldman, producer Andrew Scheinman, and actors Billy Crystal and Peter Falk
Edited 1987 audiobook reading of Goldman’s novel "The Princess Bride" by Reiner
New program about Goldman’s screenplay
New program about Goldman’s tapestry based on his novel
Archival interviews with Reiner, Goldman, and actors Crystal, Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, and Robin Wright
New interview with art director Richard Holland
Programs about makeup, fencing, and fairy tales
On-set video diary filmed and narrated by Elwes
Five behind-the-scenes videos with commentaries from 1996 by Reiner, Scheinman, and Crystal
Trailer
PLUS: An essay by author Sloane Crosley and Goldman’s introduction to his Princess Bride script from his collection "Four Screenplays", in a lavishly illustrated, clothbound book
New cover by Angela Rizza
Chapters
Movie 1:38:38
0:00:00 1. A special book
0:02:30 2. "This is true love"
0:05:58 3. The Princess Buttercup
0:07:40 4. Abducted
0:10:17 5. Followed
0:13:40 6. The Cliffs of Insanity
0:17:38 7. "My name is Inigo Montoya"
0:22:00 8. Battle of skill
0:25:21 9. Battle of strength
0:29:45 10. Battle of wits
0:35:12 11. "I died that day"
0:40:48 12. The Fire Swamp
0:45:17 13. R.O.U.S.
0:48:25 14 "Surrender!"
0:50:44 15. The Pit of Despair
0:52:25 16. Diabolical Plan
0:57:41 17. The Machine
1:00:48 18. "There will be blood tonight!"
1:04:01 19. Fifty
1:07:16 20. "He's Dead"
1:10:23 21. Miracle Max
1:14:48 22. Storming the castle
1:18:07 23. "Mawidge"
1:21:18 24. "Prepare to die"
1:27:41 25. "To the pain!"
1:30:32 26. "As you wish"
27. Color Bars
Timeline
Commentary
Recorded by The Criterion Collection in 1997, this commentary features director Rob Reiner, writer William Goldman, producer Andrew Scheinman, and actors Billy Crystal and Peter Falk.
Audiobook
These excerpts from the Dove Entertainment audiobook of William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride, read by director Rob Reiner, were edited by The Criterion Collection in 1997 to accompany the film in it's entireity, allowing the viewer to compare and contrast scenes from the original work with their counterparts in the adaptation
Supplements
True Love 14:59
Made in 2012, this program reunites director Rob Reiner with actors Cary Elwes and Robin Wright to discuss The Princess Bride twenty-five years after it's release and marvel over it's cultural impact.
Pure Enchantment 17:17
Filmed by The Criterion Collection in 2018, this program featuring Lorin-Paul Caplin, writer and adjunct professor of screenwriting at Columbia University, addresses the script for The Princess Bride as a guide to William Goldman's craftsmanship.
The Tapestry 06:26
This 2018 program by The Criterion Collection offers a detailed look at the medieval-style tapestry commissioned by writer William Goldman to illustrate scenes froms his novel The Princess Bride.
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Making The Film
As You Wish 27:18
Featured in this 2001 documentary about the making of The Princess Bride are director Rob Reiner, writer William Goldman and actors Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Fred Savage, Chris Sarandon and Robin Wright.
"The Princess Bride": The Untold Tales 09:07
This 2007 program features actors Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage and Robin Wright recounting their most cherished memories of making The Princess Bride.
Fairy-Tale Reality 11:54
In this 2018 interview conducted by The Criterion Collection, art director Richard Holland delves into the efforts required to conjur the fantasy world of The Princess Bride.
Miraculous Makeup 11:22
Made in 2006, this program featuring actor Billy Crystal and makeup artist Peter Montagna details the creation of the character Miracle Max.
Behind The Scenes
These short videos, shot during the filming of The Princess Bride, are presented with commentaries recorded by The Criterion Collection in 1997 and featuring producer Andrew Scheinman, actor Billy Crystal and director Rob Reiner. To listen to the commentaries while viewing, press the AUDIO key on your remote at any time.
"On The High Seas" (Scheinman) 03:52
"Fezzik, Vizzini, And Buttercup" (Crystal) 04:48
"Westley And Fezzik" (Scheinmen) 04:38
"Miracle Max's Hut" (Crystal) 02:32
"Buttercup, The King, And The Queen" (Reiner) 02:34
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Cary Elwes Video Diary 03:56
This compilation of footage shot by Cary Elwes while making The Princess Bride is narrated by the actor and costar Robin Wright.
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The Art Of Fencing 07:08
This 2007 program features Hollywood sword master Robert Goodwin discussing the weapons, codes of conduct and combat styles in fencing, and paying tribute to Bob Anderson, the sword master on The Princess Bride.
Fairy Tales & Folklore 09:16
In this 2007 interview, scholar Jack Zipes (Fairytales and the Art of Subversion) discusses the lasting power of fairy tales and the way their tropes are reframed in The Princess Bride.
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Trailers And TV Spots
U.S. Trailer 02:16
Foreign-Market Trailer 02:19
TV Spot 1 01:02
TV Spot 2 00:32
TV Spot 3 00:32
TV Spot 4 00:32
Films

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