The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

DVD - 2012
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A lowly stable boy, Westley, pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup, 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: DVD PRI

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Beatricksy Oct 16, 2017

One of my personal top five favorite movies! This flick holds up incredibly well with its timeless characters (and adorable actors). Excellently paced, with a fantastic range of comedy and drama. It never takes itself too seriously, and yet you find yourself truly caring for the cast.

Audiences of all ages (and genders) will enjoy this feel-good, adventurous romp. The classic tale will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.
Watch it 'as you wish', but make sure you watch it.

This cult classic captures the hearts of viewers and is rated a favorite of Americans.

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daniellevk_0 Nov 08, 2016

This movie is one of my favorites! It is full of action and adventure with a great sense of humor.


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SPPL_Anna Mar 12, 2018

Always and forever one of my favorite movies.

LoganLib_Ren Feb 08, 2018

This is my favourite movie of all time. To quote the movie:

Grandson: Does it got any sports in it?
Grandpa: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.
Grandson: Doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try to stay awake.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

This is by far one of my top all time most favorite movies! I can watch it over and over again. It is so quotable and wonderful, watch it, and it will become one of your favorites too!

ginafeil Jan 24, 2018

This movie has everything- romance, fighting, witches, royalty, trickery, comedy, great actors, giant rodents of unusual sizes, and a wrestling giant.

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white_tiger_885
Nov 02, 2017

One of my favorites. Not quite as good as the book, but definitely came close.

Beatricksy Oct 16, 2017

One of my personal top five favorite movies! This flick holds up incredibly well with its timeless characters (and adorable actors). Excellently paced, with a fantastic range of comedy and drama. It never takes itself too seriously, and yet you find yourself truly caring for the cast.

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Tabaqui
Aug 09, 2017

Ridiculous. Oh I'm sorry, did I say ridiculous? I meant ridiculously funny! Seriously, though, I loved this movie. Drama, humor, romance, humor, swordfighting, humor, puns, etc. And humor. What I found odd was that I didn't like the book at all, but the background from the book made the movie more enjoyable. Basically, the movie is the good parts of the book, acted out. If you haven't watched this movie, you've missed out on hilarious quotes, outlandish plots and schemes, and a modern classic fairy tale. So much fun!

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red_sheep_101
Jun 06, 2017

Kinda romantic, goofy main characters, HILARIOUS, and entertaining. Worth a re-watch!

Mehitabel_the_Cat Apr 13, 2017

Great acting, splendid dialogue, fun to watch, definitely a classic, the viewer will not be sorry.

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Triple_X_Rex
Feb 10, 2017

Boring.

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Tabaqui
Aug 08, 2017

Miracle Max: Beat it or I'll call the Brute Squad.
Fezzik: I'm on the Brute Squad.
Miracle Max: [sees Fezzik] You ARE the Brute Squad!

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Tabaqui
Aug 08, 2017

Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
Vizzini: DYEEAAHHHHHH!
(My favorite quote.)

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dilyaa
Jul 12, 2017

Vizzini: "No more jokes now I mean it!"
Fezzik: "Does anybody want a peanut?"

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wendellbailey
Apr 17, 2016

Wesly: "Life isn't fair, Highness. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something."

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Dorondes
Jan 24, 2016

"They're kissing again."
"Some day you may not mind so much."

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Asmaa31
Jun 27, 2015

"As you wish"

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Bakergirl_13
Jun 15, 2015

Vizzini: We were told that there was a town nearby that would appreciate our preforming talents.
Buttercup: You were misinformed. There's no one around here for miles.
Vizzini: Then there will be no one to hear you scream.

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Love_Legolas_111
May 19, 2015

Vizzini: INCONCEIVABLE!!!
Inigo: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Love_Legolas_111
May 19, 2015

Wesley: *to Humperdink* I'll use slow words so can understand me you wart.hog.faced.buh.foon.
Humperdink: *annoyed* I think that is the first time someone has dared insult me.
Wesley: It won't be the last.

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Love_Legolas_111
May 19, 2015

Inigo: *regretfully* You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.
Wesley: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.

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white_flamingo_71
Mar 24, 2018

white_flamingo_71 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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navy_mallard_0
Jul 29, 2016

navy_mallard_0 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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Davidf05
Jul 28, 2016

Davidf05 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Dorondes
Jan 24, 2016

Dorondes thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Bakergirl_13
Jun 15, 2015

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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lij
Sep 21, 2014

lij thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

MERLEY WHEATON Apr 29, 2014

MERLEY WHEATON thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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readfox
Feb 02, 2014

readfox thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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black_horse_149
Oct 01, 2013

black_horse_149 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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WordHug
Jun 27, 2013

WordHug thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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white_flamingo_71
Mar 24, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Scary sea creatures

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white_flamingo_71
Mar 24, 2018

Sexual Content: Kissing

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white_flamingo_71
Mar 24, 2018

Violence: Sword Fighting

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Tabaqui
Aug 09, 2017

Coarse Language: Twice. Both very obvious, though, so be warned.

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Bakergirl_13
Jun 15, 2015

Violence: Sword fighting with lots of blood, also brief scenes of torture.

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Bakergirl_13
Jun 15, 2015

Other: mild mature content

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Bakergirl_13
Jun 15, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: When Fezzik is on fire, that scared me to death when I watched this as a little girl. Also the fire-swamp scenes with the R.O.U.S.s might scare younger children.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

nadian Mar 31, 2009

Violence: Few fight scenes

nadian Mar 31, 2009

Coarse Language: Mild language

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 28, 2013

Can farmer boy Wesley win back his true love, the stunningly beautiful Buttercup, from the evil plans of crafty Prince Humperdink? He'll need more than an army of trained solidiers for this job-the likes of which include a blood-thirsty bandit, a not-so-smart giant, and a spirited old miracle man. 11+ because of some thematic events, violence including blood, stabbing, fire, biting, blood-curdling screams, sword slices. There is also one mention of the word "son of a b-tch" (I don;t know if there is other language around those lines; I just advise caution).

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westleys' companions in his quest.

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