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June 13, 2006

The Princess Bride

Dread Pirate EditionThis new two-disc set of The Princess Bride offers a crisp transfer of the 1987 movie and a wealth of extras as well. Among the new features, an analysis of the fairy-tale genre and "The Princess Bride's" role in it by several academics & authors and a "historical analysis" of the basis for the Dread Pirate Roberts, Westley's alter ego, mixes real history with mockumentary as "E.L. Rawscey" (Elwes in heavy makeup) pooh-poohs any connection between a real Roberts and the movie.

Buttercup EditionDVD EXTRAS: Commentaries by director Rob Reiner and writer William Goldman; "Dread Pirate Roberts" historical analysis; "Battle of Wits" trivia game; photo galleries.

Featurettes: "As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride," "Love Is Like a Storybook Story," "Miraculous Make-up"; 1987 featurette and making-of segment; Cary Elwes' home movies; 1987 trailer and TV ads

Posted June 13, 2006 Permalink

June 07, 2006

DVDs at Amazon

The Big DVD Sale at Amazon has hundreds of discs for up to 50% off. So instead of watching reruns this summer, cool off with some old favorites like:

You get the picture. Tons to choose from, great prices and free shipping on most orders over $25.

Oh, look! 21 Jump Street for only $18.97...

Posted June 07, 2006 Permalink