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And what a story: a lowly stable boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup (Robin Wright), only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit. As they sail toward the Cliffs of Insanity...
The wild and woolly arcs of the story, the sudden twists of fate, and, above all, the cartoon-scaled characters all work because of Goldman's very funny script, Reiner's confident direction, and a terrific cast. Elwes and Wright, both sporting their best English accents, juggle romantic fervor and physical slapstick effortlessly, while supporting roles boast Mandy Patinkin (the swordsman Inigo Montoya), Wallace Shawn (the incredulous schemer Vizzini), and Christopher Guest (evil Count Rugen) with brief but funny cameos from Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Peter Cook. --Sam Sutherland
This is my generations Wizard of Oz, the right amount of heart, humor and adventure, most re-watchable movie I can think of and is definitely in my top 5 movies of all time!! Read morePublished 23 hours ago by Michael Hulett
A Classic that never gets old! Anyone of any age will like this movie. The interaction during the story telling, the story, the acting - are all "Inconceivable" ly Great. Read morePublished 1 day ago by SLK
An instant classic that the whole family will enjoy. Wow can't believe 25 years have passed. There are several featurettes culled from previous editions so for $6 to not pick... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Brad Rose
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|A joke few people get......||
Feb 5, 2009 by R. Mingin | See all 11 posts
|two versions of the story?||
It's not on the actual DVD.
It's just the booklet (storybook) that comes with the DVD, packaged inside the keepcase. You can read it from the front to back for one version of the story, or back to front for another version of the story.
Mar 18, 2009 by K. Cannon | See all 7 posts
|Does this have the same special features as the previous Dread Pirate...||
That should explain all you need to know. Long story short, get the Dread Pirate / Buttercup edition
Jan 22, 2008 by Zachary Miller | See all 2 posts
|Is this version true widescreen?||
The blu-ray version is in true widescreen. The widescreen ratio for this film is 1:85, meaning if you are watching it on a widescreen TV it will fill your TV screen without having to be stretched. If you were to watch it on a 4:3 screen you would see the black bars at the top and bottom.
Sep 21, 2010 by Bradley | See all 3 posts
|single-disc Blu-Ray release questions||
See my review of Oct. 21, 2011
Nov 22, 2011 by DarthRad | See all 3 posts
|dvd on hdtv 16X9||Be the first to reply|