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The Princess Bride

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Princess Bride


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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.
Title: The princess bride
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, MGM Home Entertainment,, [2001]
Edition: Special ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: "As you wish" documentary featuring new interviews with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin and more; new audio commentary by director Rob Reiner; new audio commentary by author William Goldman; footage shot by Cary Elwes during the making of the movie; 2 original featurettes
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987; released as videodisc on Sept. 4, 2001
Based on the novel by William Goldman
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Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG
ISBN: 0792850769
Branch Call Number: PRINCESS BRIDE
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This is a definite must-watch. My best friend got it when she was 7, so I've seen the movie so many times I've practically memorized it. It has so many epic quotes! My friends and I like to have Princess Bride quote-downs.

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  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite movies. When I first heard the title, I wasn't expecting much, just a fairy tale romance, but there is also epic sword fights, the best battle of wits in the history of cinema, and every other line is a memorable quote.This movie is so good, it's INCONCEIVABLE.

In my list of greatest movies ever, this is in the top 5, possibly #1. It is ultimately clean, so kids can enjoy it. It has action (the sword fight is my favorite action scene), and it has more "quotable quotes" than any other movie I've ever seen. (My nom de plume, Dread Pirate Roberts, comes from it.) I liked it so much, I actually bought a copy of it.

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  • Anneatthelibrary rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Some of my favorite film quotes come from this movie. "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." "Inconceivable!" "Who are you?" "No one of importance." "I must know!" "Get used to disappointment..." If you are looking for a fun movie, get the popcorn going and relax, just watch out for the lightning quicksand.

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  • black_fox_150 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutly LOVE this movie, and I constantly quote it. I know every characters name. If anyone dislikes this movie, they don't have a sense of humor at all.

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  • seaholm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LOVE this movie!!! This is a must see!!!

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  • Brisingr2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Was a hilarious movie, but had really stupid parts, like when Daisy threw herself down the hill after Wesley. Why do that (the hill wasn't that steep)?

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  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Cary Elwes...swashbuckling...beautiful princess...heroic thugs...power-thirsty, rat-of-a-prince...Billy Crystal...humour (lots)=A REALLY REALLY FUNNY MOVIE THAT IS REALLY REALLY *AWESOME*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's not to love? Oh, don't forget the INCONCEIVABLE! guy : )

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  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A truly classic film. Not one weak spot to the entire thing. This very smart and very funny take on a fairy tale throws everything in- pirates, giants, swordsmen, love, revenge, and the most beautiful princess in the world. It's a film that has heart to it, and one I never get tired of. Wonderfully cast, clever, and a treasure of a film.

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  • youknitmetogether13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this move, and my family and I are continually quoting it. Just watched it again recently.

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  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Can farmer boy Wesley win back his true love, the stunningly beautiful Buttercup, from the evil plans of crafty Prince Humperdink? He'll need more than an army of trained solidiers for this job-the likes of which include a blood-thirsty bandit, a not-so-smart giant, and a spirited old miracle man. 11+ because of some thematic events, violence including blood, stabbing, fire, biting, blood-curdling screams, sword slices. There is also one mention of the word "son of a b-tch" (I don;t know if there is other language around those lines; I just advise caution).

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westleys' companions in his quest.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Mild language

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Violence: Few fight scenes

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  • Bananagirl_66 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Kid: I KNEW she wouldn't marry that rotten Humperdinck. Grandpa: Yes, you're very smart. Shut up.

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  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wesley (to Vizzini): Truly, you have a dizzying intellect. Vizzini: Wait till I get going! Where was I? Wesley: Australia.

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Wesley (to Fezzik, after knocking him out): Until then, rest well, and dream of large women.

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Fezzik (to Wesley): It's not my fault I'm the biggest and strongest. I don't even exercise.

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Vizzini (ranting at Fezzik): "And *you*! Brainless, friendless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?! *UNEMPLOYED IN GREENLAND*!!!!

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  • youknitmetogether13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Inigo Montoya; I don't mean to pry, but do you happen to have six fingers on your right hand? Wesley: Do you always begin conversations this way?

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Vizzini: Move that thing...and that other thing!

Miracle Max: The king's stinking son fired me and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice papercut then pour lemon juice on it, we're closed!

Pirate Roberts to Fez the Giant: "I don't envy you the headache you will have in the morning. But in the meantime, sleep well, and dream of large women."

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  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(Buttercup kisses the senile King) The King: "What was that for?" Buttercup: "Because you have always been so kind to me, and I won't be seeing you again since I'm killing myself once we reach the honeymoon suite." The King: "Won't that be nice. She kissed me, ha, ha, ha!"

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The Princess Bride Trailer

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Inaygo Montoya. Winning

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The Princess Bride - Original Trailer

w00t! 80's trailer!

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