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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
What can you say about this? Its a classic. And the added features are fun and really present a great trip back to the era when the film was made. Read morePublished 8 days ago by CBQ
Still as good today as the first time I watched it 20 years agoPublished 1 month ago by E. Wokin Esq.
What can I say good that others havent.
The book, the movie, the Special Edition. I have loved them all. Read more
The rating of the item isn't for the Blu-ray, it's for the service. I ordered two items for Christmas for someone else & ordered it in plenty of time before December 25th. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adrian MacLellan
Have not had the chance to view this yet but we love the film so much. Blue-ray can only make it better.Published 2 months ago by Bob Azzaro