TCFHE Press Release: The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary (Blu-ray) Fans Pick Blu-ray Art

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    INCONCEIVABLE! 25 YEARS OF….

    THE PRINCESS BRIDE

    As You Wish… Rob Reiner’s Fan Favorite Fairy Tale Celebrates Silver Anniversary;
    the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition Debuts October 2 from

    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

    Fans Will Have A Chance To Vote On The Blu-ray Box Art Beginning June 28

    Scale the cliffs of insanity, battle rodents of unusual size, face torture in the pit of despair, and join Princess Buttercup and Westley on their spell-binding journey to find true love when The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-ray debuts October 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A classic fairy tale complete with heroes, villains, trickery, mockery and death-defying miracles, The Princess Bride captured audiences young and old with its brilliant, memorable dialogue, enchanting story line and bewitching characters.

    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 Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is loaded with special features including the all-new featurette “True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon” which includes brand new interviews with Reiner, Elwes, Wright, Goldman, Christopher Guest (For Your Consideration), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night) and executive producer Norman Lear. Additionally, fans will have a chance to vote on the Blu-ray artwork 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

    About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC
    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

    About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, and interactive media. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.



    The Princess Bride Blu-ray: (Catalog #M126826, UPC #88390426826080)
    Street Date: October 2, 2012
    Prebook Date: September 5, 2012
    Screen Format: 16:9 (2:35:1)
    Audio: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
    Subtitles: English, Spanish
    U.S. Rating: R for - For language, and brief violent and sexual content
    Total Run Time: 254 minutes
    Closed Captioned: Yes
     
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    I think there is a typo - I don't think it has ever been rated R....try PG...and the run time is more like 98 min...not 254....
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/
    It looks like a cut/paiste error...might want to check the other specs as well.....
     
  3. Reed Grele

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    Voted for the classic poster art cover (on the left.) Was there really any other choice??
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

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    Any error in the above press release was not related to
    anything HTF did. What you see is what we received.

    I have contacted the PR firm that sent the announcement
    and alerted them of the error(s).
     
  5. Carlo Medina

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    The extras look compelling. Improved PQ/AQ over the old BD will make this a release date purchase for me.
     
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    The press release also lists it as a scope 2.35:1 film, which it isn't.
     
  7. Ethan Riley

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    I'm fairly satisfied with the current release, but if it turns out that this one is a noticeable uptick in quality, then I'll be there too. I'll have to wait to see what others think of it first.
     

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