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The Princess Bride: Criterion Collection DigiBook

The Princess Bride: Criterion Collection DigiBook

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 Actors: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André René Roussimoff
Director: Rob Reiner

ENGLISH: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles: English
Region: Region A
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of Discs: 1
Rating: PG
Orig Release Date: 1987
Studio: Criterion
Release Date: 10/30/2018
Run Time: 99 Min.
Special Features:

  • True Love - in this vintage program, director Rob Reiner and actors Cary Elwes and Robin Wright recall their work during the shooting of The Princess Bride and discuss the film's massive success. The program was made in 2012. In English, not subtitled. (15 min, 1080p).
  • Pure Enchantment - in this new program, Loren-Paul Caplin, writer and adjunct professor of screenwriting at Columbia University, discusses the unique qualities of William Goldman' novel and the screenplay that he produced for The Princess Bride. The program was produced for Criterion in 2018. In English, not subtitled. (18 min, 1080p).
  • The Tapestry - this new program examines the tapestries that author William Goldman commissioned from artist Carol Burland for The Princess Bride. The program was created for Criterion in 2018. In English, not subtitled. (8 min, 1080p).
  • Making of the Film - in English, not subtitled.
    • 1. As You Wish - the vintage content that is gathered here focuses on the production history of The Princess Bride and features numerous archival cast and crew interviews, as well as comments from other actors and prominent fans of the film. The documentary was produced in 2012. (28 min, 1080i).
    • 2. "The Princess Bride": The Untold Story - in this vintage program, actors Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, Fred Svage, and Robin Wright discuss the tremendous impact that the success of The Princess Bride has had on their careers and personal lives. The program was produced in 2007. (19 min, 1080i).
    • 3. Fairy-Tale Reality - in this new video interview, art director Richard Holland discusses the visual style of The Princess Bride and some of the unique work that was done to make the fantasy world in which Westley and Buttercup fall in love look real. There are also interesting comments from an archival interview with production designer Norman Garwood. The interview was conducted exclusively for Criterion in 2018. (12 min, 1080p).
    • 4. Miraculous Makeup - in this vintage program, Billy Crystal and makeup artist discuss the creation of the character Miracle Max. The program was produced in 2006. (12 min, 1080i).
    • 5. Behind the Scenes - presented here is a collection of short videos that were shot during the production of The Princess Bride. Each features an audio commentary that was recorded for Criterion in 1997.
      • "On the High Seas" - with commentary by producer Andrew Scheinman. (4 min 1080i).
      • "Fezzik, Vizzini, and Buttercup" - with commentary by Billy Crystal. (5 min, 1080i).
      • "Westley and Fezzik" - with commentary by Andrew Scheinman. (5 min 1080i).
      • "Miracle Max's Hut" - with commentary by Billy Crystal (3 min, 1080i).
      • "Buttercup, the King, and the Queen"- with commentary by Rob Reiner. (3 min, 1080i).
    • 6. Cary Elwes Video Diary - the vintage footage that is gathered here was shot by Cary Elwes during the shooting of The Princess Bride, and is narrated by the actor and Robin Wright. (4 min, 1080i).
  • The Art of Fencing - in this vintage program, Hollywood sword master Robert Goodwin discusses the various period weapons and fighting techniques that were used in The Princess Bride. The program was created in 2007. In English, not subtitled. (8 min, 1080i).
  • Fairy Tales & Folklore - in this archival interview, scholar Jack Zipes (Faily Tales and the Art of Subversion) explains why people are drawn to fairy tales, some of the common themes that are represented in them, and the narrative construction of The Princess Bride. The interview was conducted in 2007. In English, not subtitled. (10 min, 1080i).
  • Publicity Materials - vintage promotional materials for The Princess Bride.
    • 1. U.S. Trailer
    • 2. Foreign-market Trailer
    • 3. TV Spot One
    • 4. TV Spot Two
    • 5. TV Spot Three
    • 6. TV Spot Four
  • Audiobook - presented here are excerpts from the 1987 Dove Entertainment audiobook of William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride, read by Rob Reiner, and edited by Criterion in 1997. The feature makes it possible to compare scenes from the novel and the corresponding segments from the film.
    • 1. Chapter One: The Bride
    • 2. In the top twenty
    • 3. I'll take her
    • 4. I'll never love you
    • 5. The Sicilian sense all
    • 6. Straight for the steepest part
    • 7. The six-fingered Sword
    • 8. Scarred for life
    • 9. Finish him!
    • 10. No match for my brains
    • 11. An honest woman
    • 12. Sudden Flames
    • 13. Foolish to be afraid
    • 14. I swear
    • 15. There was pain coming
    • 16. It comes to this
    • 17. The his world exploded
    • 18. Fezzik, it's you!
    • 19. The bond of love
    • 20. Scared to pieces
    • 21. Rabies! Rabies!
    • 22. The green-speckled recluse
    • 23. No survivors!
    • 24. You killed father
    • 25. You are not married
    • 26. I'm an abridger
  • Commentary - this vintage commentary was initially included on Criterion's LD edition of The Princess Bride. It features director Rob Reiner, writer William Goldman, producer Andrew Scheinman, and actors Billy Crystal and Peter Falk.
    • 1. Genesis of the novel
    • 2. Inventive framing
    • 3. Failed attempts
    • 4. Young upstart
    • 5. Perfect casting
    • 6. Studio shooting
    • 7. Parisian Patinkin
    • 8. "The best fencing"
    • 9. Doubling for Andre
    • 10. No rules
    • 11. Raves for Robin
    • 12. First day in flames
    • 13. Directing rodents
    • 14. "Evil Buster Keaton"
    • 15. "That was our audience"
    • 16. Atrocious marketing
    • 17. Writing torture
    • 18. Carl and Rob
    • 19. Spine of the story
    • 20. A Big moment
    • 21. "Mandy couldn't stop laughing"
    • 22. Driven by Becket
    • 23. Speech impediment
    • 24. "I can't do any better"
    • 25. Grounded in reality
    • 26. "I love credits like this"
  • Booklet - a 40-page illustrated booklet featuring:
    • "Let Me Sum Up" by Sloane Crosley
    • "How It All Happened" by William Goldman
    • Technical credits and detailed cast and crew information
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