Tags: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Andre The Giant, Billy Crystal, Blu-ray, Carol Kane, Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Mandy Patinkin, MGM, Peter Falk, Rob Reiner, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn
“The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Edition” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 2nd from MGM (distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment). The film, originally released in 1987, was directed by Rob Reiber & starred Cary Elwes and Robin Wright as well as Fred Savage and Peter Falk. This is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with a $14.99 price tag. Tech specs for the re-release include full 1080p Hi-Def video in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Likely this hasn’t received any new digital transfer or restoration. Speaking of which, the title had previously been released on Blu-ray back in 2009 but this time around is receiving some new bonus material (a 2-part retrospective featurette) exclusive to the re-release. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- 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.
– 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.
– 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
UPDATE: The cover art has been picked in the online vote over at Facebook and the winner is displayed above. The official announcement regarding this can be found HERE in a status update.