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The Princess Bride Movie Phenomenon

Updated on January 8, 2014

Great Classic Movie of Love, Comedy Adventure, and Action

Our favorite family movie of all time has to be The Princess Bride. This classic movie icon came out in 1987 before my kids were born and they grew up with this enduring fairy tale of true love, action, sword fights, giants, pirates, princes, revenge, strange creatures, and heroism.

Even the most jaded adults will smile as they watch Andre the Giant rescue the "lovely lady" and Billy Crystal play the wizard to brings Westly back to life. It's cliched, it's sappy, it's cheesy, it's fun! When I watch movies I don't want something serious or have to think too hard. It's a fairy tale that doesn't take itself too serious.

Princess Bride has turned into a cult movie and a phenomenon and will go down in history as one of the most beloved and quotable movies. The witty one-liners are sprinkled throughout the movie by every character and similar to Rocky Horror Picture Show you will find yourself talking to the TV and yelling out quotes. That's what makes it half the fun.

If you're looking for a perfect movie night flix, something for a slumber party, birthday party, or a sleep-over I highly recommend this movie.

"This is true love - you think this happens every day?"

— Westley

Princess Bride on DVD and Blue Ray - Own a cult movie classic

I think I've bought at least three copies of this movie, one by one the kids take them to college or a friends and they never return. If someone says "Movie Night!" the movie most requested is Princess Bride. Never fails that someone in the room says "I've never seen it", then everyone turns and looks at them with disbelief and says "Then we're watching it tonight"

The popcorn and gets made, beverages brought out, pop, Coke, or adult beverages depending on your age group, and the hilarity and quotes begin.

The Princess Bride (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
The Princess Bride (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)

The great movie classic, The Princess Bride in both DVD and Blu-ray. This family movie is a must in anyone's movie collection. It has something for everyone. Love, romance, sword fighting, adventure, death, drama, giants, quest you name it, it's in here.

 
The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition Gift Set (Includes Exclusive Fezzik T-Shirt)
The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition Gift Set (Includes Exclusive Fezzik T-Shirt)

Movie and Fezzik T-Shirt

Although there is a 25th Anniversary edition, the 20th Anniversary edition of the contains almost everything as the 25th, with the exception of the T-shirt.

The ultimate collection for Princess Bride fans. Contains all the special features from the Dread Pirate Edition plus a Fezzik T-shirt

Audio Commentary from Rob Reiner (director) and William Goldman and special edition video of the following:

As You Wish, The Story of The Princess Bride, Pirate of the Seven Seas, Princess Bride: The Untold Tales and many more.

 
The Princess Bride DVD and Book Collector's edition
The Princess Bride DVD and Book Collector's edition

Princess Bride Book and Movie

Yes, the Princess Bride is actually a book too and if you know a parent who loves to read to their kids they can relive the movie through the book by reading the original story to their kids at bedtime just like Peter Faulk.

 

Never Seen the Movie? - Watch Princess Bride Previews Here

Watch Princess Diary previews here, snippets of famous scenes, quotable quotes and just get your fill of Princess Buttercup, Fezzick and the cast of actors that make up this movie menagerie and entertainment classic.

"You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles."

— Miracle Max

Princess Bride Gifts - For the Movie Fan Who Has Everything

Ok, so you have the Princess Bride special edition movie, you have watched it over and over until it's wore out. It's confirmed. You are a fanatic. Or you know someone who is a cult movie fan and don't know what to get them. Just like any other cult movie collectibles, posters, and movie paraphernalia can be found on Amazon. I think I just got a few ideas myself for Christmas.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE MANDY PATINKIN WALLACE SHAWN 11X14 PHOTO
THE PRINCESS BRIDE MANDY PATINKIN WALLACE SHAWN 11X14 PHOTO

Andre the Giant as Fezzik, Inogo Montoya and Vinzzini together in this movie poster. The trio that spawned such quotes as Vinzzini: "He didn't fall? Inconceivable"Ingo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means"

 
Princess Bride Iocane Powder Pint Glass
Princess Bride Iocane Powder Pint Glass

The infamous Iocan powder scene pits Vinzzini against the Man in Black. Now you can have your very own Iocan powder glass and guest will ask the reference and you can amaze and amuse them with such movie quotes and trivia from the scene at the top of the mountain.Man in Black:"Truly, you have a dizzying intellect."Vizzini:"Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?"

 
Ata-Boy The Princess Bride Set of 4 1.25in Button Magnets for Refrigerators and Lockers
Ata-Boy The Princess Bride Set of 4 1.25in Button Magnets for Refrigerators and Lockers

Perfect stocking stuffer for the Princess Bride fan. These magnets are perfect for your refrigerator, filing cabinet, or by your desk. Place them in places you need to smile and interject laughter into your day.

Fezzik: "Anyone want a peanut?"

Inigo Montoya:"You killed my father, prepare to die"

 
The Princess Bride: A Celebration
The Princess Bride: A Celebration

Written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Princess Bride, this book pulls together the behind the scenes stories, actor recollections, director notes and trivia that completes the Princess Bride experience.

 

Are you one of the many fans of Princess Bride?

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Prop Sword of the Dread Pirate Roberts - Awesome Gift Idea

I didn't even know they made a replica swords from the movie. But considering the popularity I can see why. If I were a sword collector I might be just be inclined to add this to my collection.

The Princess Bride: The Sword of the Dread Pirate Roberts Prop Replica
The Princess Bride: The Sword of the Dread Pirate Roberts Prop Replica

Officially licensed replica of the sword used by the Dread Pirate Roberts, or the Man in Black, aka Wesley, aka Cary Elwes.

This sword is manufactured from hand-forged stell and is complete with a leather scabbard, plaque, and certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 750 castings.

"I am not left handed"

 

Princess Bride Cast Interviews - Meet the actors of the movie

I like learning about behind the scenes on my favorite movies. Who made who laugh, who had the most takes, why did the cast click to make such a timeless movie as Princess Bride. Watch here as the cast, including Andre the Giant remembers the making of Princess Bride.

The interview on Good Morning America with all the cast members 25 years later has to be my favorite. Watch all the videos from this classic, timeless, multi-generational movie, then "have a good day stormin the castle"

Who is your Favorite Princess Bride Character? - Ok, tell the truth, who is your favorite, tell me why?

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Princess Bride T-Shirts

These would get attention as you walk about town. They might even inspire a quote fest between strangers. Again great Christmas or birthday presents no one would expect.

The Princess Bride Men's T-shirt Anybody Want a Peanut
The Princess Bride Men's T-shirt Anybody Want a Peanut

I guarantee that if you wear this t-shirt you will have people saying "Anyone want a Peanut to you. What a great ice breaker.

 
The Princess Bride Men's T-shirt Inconceivable Definition
The Princess Bride Men's T-shirt Inconceivable Definition

Are you ever frustrated with someone, is there someone in your life that just doesn't make sense ?

Inconceivable, You keep saying this word, I do not think it means what you think it means

 

Leave me a note, let me know you were here, I love to hear from other Princess Diary fans.

Movie Geeks Unite - Ok, I'm just a geek of Princess bride

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      I have watched this movie with my niece and nephews. I must admit they enjoyed it better. Great lens.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      I love this movie! It is funny to watch and romantic :)

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      glowchick 3 years ago

      This is one of my all time favs too~ great lens!

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      Dawn Romine 3 years ago from Nebraska

      @captainj88: That would be a great camp theme, my kids went to Camp Foster in Iowa and that would so be a hit! I'll have to tell my daughter.

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      Leah J. Hileman 3 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I worked on a summer camp staff one year where we had a contest to see who could pepper every day conversation with the highest number of TPB quotes. We cracked up all summer over it. I love this movie!

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      Lydia Ham 4 years ago

      This is one of my favourite movies! Once, when I was on a bus trip, we were gonna watch the Princess Bride and all the boys were like "Ugh!" but ended up liking it more than the girls. <3

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      I love the movie, I've seen it dozens of times throughout the years, and it never gets old. :)

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      ChocolateLily 4 years ago

      Great movie!

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      PlantNerd 4 years ago

      My husband just mentioned that we need to watch this movie soon. Maybe this weekend... thanks for a great lens!

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      Joebeducci 4 years ago

      I never heard about this movie before, but you convinced me with this fantastic review. I'm gonna add it to my watchlist, thank you!

      Greets,

      Joebeducci

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      Belva Boggs 4 years ago

      I LOVE this movie! My daughter first watched it around 14 years old and loved it too :) It is so simple and comical, yet lovable all at the same time.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      this looks like a really interesting movie. Might be about time I take a look. Great review!

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      Dawn Romine 4 years ago from Nebraska

      @LisaDH: I had three kids 12, 8 and 6 who absolutely loved this movie and it seemed we watched it every week for a LONG time. Can't go wrong with it.

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      I've never seen this movie, but I love Billy Crystal, and I have a hard time finding movies that my 12-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter will both watch. This looks like a possibility, so I'm going to go find it now!

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I watch The Princess Bride every time I find it on TV :)