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The Princess Bride (BLU-RAY)

The Princess Bride

Movie
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On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Grade:
C+
Running Time: 
98 Minutes
SWASHBUCKLIN'

Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin performed all of their own sword-fighting after many hours of training.

The Princess Bride is a classic example of how a relatively bad novel can be turned into a terrific comedy with the help of a genius like director Rob Reiner.  The most amazing thing?  How the hell they were able to create the inverted logo!  See the image below.

QUALITY:
Good.  The picture (even after proper adjustments which shouldn't have had to been done) has a yellowish contrast to it.  The sound is also a little drowned out as if nothing was miced properly on set (also a problem on the standard DVD).

BONUS FEATURES:
Standard DVD and Blu-Ray included, featurettes, commentary, diary.

The bonus features are pretty boring outside of Cary Elwes sometimes funny video diary.  The picture and sound are a bit disappointing but, judging off of the standard DVD, this seems to be a problem related to the filming of the actual movie and not much can be done about that.

Peter Oberth
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