Rob Reiner’s classic fantasy action flick The Princess Bride turns 25 this year, and to celebrate Lions Gate Home Entertainment have given the film a lavish special edition Blu-ray re-release.
The film remains as great as ever, with Reiner’s masterful direction fusing perfectly with William Goldman’s imaginative and fun story which has something to appeal to all generations.
While the moves between studio and location are obvious, the film retains a charm that today’s CGI-laden efforts seldom generate.
In addition to the main feature, which looks better than on any previous home entertainment release, the pack includes a mix of new and archive features celebrating the film’s lasting appeal and legacy.
The jewel in crown is the 14 minute True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon: A Conversation with Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes, and Robin Wright in which the trio discuss with real affection their memories of working on the film and its ongoing popularity.
Other features include cast interviews and vox pops in which, a 7-minute feature on the film’s fencing scenes and 12 minute look at pirates, including the Dread Pirate Roberts.
There are also a wealth of features harvested from the film’s original release and past anniversary editions, making this the definitive celebration of one of cinema’s true modern masterpieces.
Released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK, The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition goes on sale on March 25th. Order your copy today from Amazon.co.uk.