The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition

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Family, DVD 95



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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LibraryThing member librisissimo
Practically perfect in every way.
Once that is said, what else can one say?
LibraryThing member comfypants
A grandfather reads a fairlytale/adventure book to his sick grandson.

Swashbuckling fantasy adventure and hilarious comedy, simultaneously. Probably my second favorite movie.
LibraryThing member DrLed
An elderly man reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something
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with lots of action and "no kissing". But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn't want to hurt. The story centers on Buttercup, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. Buttercup does not love him, she who still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, five years ago. Westley was a hired hand on the farm, his stock answer of "as you wish" to any request she made of him which she came to understand was his way of saying that he loved her. But Westley went away to sea, only to be killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. On a horse ride to clear her mind of her upcoming predicament of marriage, Buttercup... Written by Huggo
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LibraryThing member Lucky-Loki
Having never seen this until my late twenties, I can vouch that this is a movie that holds up even without nostalgia glasses. Everything in this film is delightful -- even the dated effects have their particular charm -- and it will stay one of my favourites for the rest of my life.
LibraryThing member datrappert
Robin Wright is perfectly radiant here and reason enough to watch. The rest of the cast are great as well, even Andre the Giant. The repetitive parts of the script get a little old, however, and there's one scene with Billy Crystal which is almost one scene too many. But the romance at the center
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of the story keeps you entranced and the overall effect is almost magical. Easy to see why it is a cult favorite.
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Hugo Award (Nominee — Dramatic Presentation — 1988)


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