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‘Princess Bride’ DVD and ‘Ode To’ Contest
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Princess Bride, M80 and Fox are hosting an Ode to the Princess Bride Contest where the biggest Princess Bride fans can watch funny fan videos and make their own video tributes to win prizes!

Use the video maker to create your own personalized Ode to the Princess Bride video that is “as Real as the Feelings you feel”¦!” Winners will be chosen by Director Rob Reiner and Producer Norman Lear.

Grand Prize: Panasonic 42″ Plasma HDTV with Home Theater System PLUS autographed script by Reiner and Lear AND The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition.

First Prize: Panasonic 11″ Portable DVD Player PLUS autographed script by Reiner and Lear AND The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition.

See the press release for the 20th anniversary DVD here after the jump.

Press Release

THE PRINCESS BRIDE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
The Original Fractured Fairytale turns 20!

Rob Reiner’s Legendary Family Film Enchants Its Way Onto DVD
November 13 th From MGM Home Entertainment
Featuring All-New Bonus Materials Including The Official Princess Bride Video Game

20 years later”¦and it’s still not ogre-done! A heroic and hilarious romantic adventure leading through the Fire Swamp , up the Cliffs of Insanity and emerging from the Pit of Despair, The Princess Bride 20 th Anniversary Edition arrives on DVD November 13, 2007 from MGM Home Entertainment. Directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, Stand By Me) and executive produced by Norman Lear, The Princess Bride , based on the beloved book by William Goldman (two-time Academy Award-winner for best screenplay, All The President’s Men, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid), tells the tale of true love combining romance, action, adventure and comedy. This timeless love story is a true family favorite that continues to captivate audiences of all ages. The Princess Bride 20 th Anniversary Edition features some of Hollywood’s favorite stars including Golden Globe-nominee Robin Wright Penn (Breaking And Entering, Forrest Gump) in her feature film debut, Cary Elwes (Georgia Rule, Ella Enchanted), Golden Globe-nominee Billy Crystal (Analyze This, When Harry Met Sally). With a stellar supporting cast including Mandy Patinkin (“Chicago Hope”) as Inigo Montoya, Christopher Guest ( This Is Spinal Tap) as Count Tyrone Rugen, the late Andre The Giant as Fezzik, Fred Savage (“The Wonder Years”) as the grandson and Peter Falk (“Columbo”) as the grandfather/narrator, The Princess Bride is one of the perennial top-selling titles in MGM’s catalogue.

In conjunction with the 20 th anniversary of The Princess Bride, MGM Home Entertainment is launched the “Ode To Princess Bride” Sweepstakes, an online contest that provides an “editor’s tool kit” with video, audio and music from the film and allows fans to create their own “Ode to The Princess Bride” video trailer. The contest winners will be selected by Norman Lear and Rob Reiner. One grand prize winner will receive a state-of-the-art Panasonic Home Theater package and The Princess Bride script autographed by Rob Reiner and Norman Lear. For more information, please visit www.ThePrincessBride.com.

As a special added bonus, The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition DVD features “The Official Princess Bride DVD Game.” Produced by Worldwide Biggies, the game leaves behind the simple text-based, slideshow nature of most DVD games, and transforms the film’s favorite live action actors into fully animated characters in a graphic novel type setting.

“The Official Princess Bride DVD Game” begins during Episode Two after Vizzini, Montoya and Fezzik kidnap Princess Buttercup. Players will assume the role of their favorite characters in a series of interactive challenges and will be rewarded with gems for completing an activity or for receiving an exceptional score. New content, extras and gems can be redeemed at www.princessbridegame.com.

Continuing the “giant-sized” celebration, ACT III Licensing has partnered with retail chain Steve & Barry’s (voted best retailer in 2006 by License! Magazine) for a program to include T-shirts and loungewear for men and women. Other exciting new licensees include: NECA for figures, novelty gifts, accessories and stationery; Fortune Fashions for t-shirts to hit the mid-tier and mass market; Worldwide Biggies for “The Official Princess Bride Video Game” available for download across all online game sites and MeadWestvaco for calendars. Product will debut this Fall.

DVD Special Features:

“¢ NEW True Love and High Adventure: The Official Princess Bride DVD Video Game
“¢ NEW Princess Bride: The Untold Tales Featurette
“¢ NEW The Art of Fencing Featurette
“¢ NEW Fairytales and Folklore Featurette

1 Comment »

  1. hahahaha…. this sounds like a good contest. My sister would really want to win this.

    Comment by Donald Mckenzie Jr — October 23, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

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