1. Buttercup vs. Dread Pirate Roberts

    jake on 2006.06.13
    at 06:56 pm

    We now have four editions of The Princess Bride. I noticed this in some advertising this morning on IMDB. The original DVD was released in July of 2000. A special edition was released a year later. Nothing is bizarre about that. Lots of movies have two versions. But now we have two more competing editions. Basically it amounts to boy and girl versions.

    Cover of Buttercup Edition of The Princess BrideFirst we have the Buttercup Edition. A picture of Westley and Buttercup adorns the cover. The famous scene right before he leaves to go stake his claim on the world and save money for their wedding. It’s obviously playing up the romance angle.

    Cover of Dread Pirate Edition of The Princess BrideAnd second we have the Dread Pirate version. Hooray for adventure and sword play! Which the image of “The Dread Pirate Roberts” conveys.

    Although the special features are listed slightly different, if you compare, the two editions are exactly the same. The only exception being the packaging. The movie itself is something you should have in your collection. But the marketing department needs to go back to the drawing board. I am curious about the new Dread Pirate mockumentary. But I don’t want to choose between a masculine and feminine version of a movie I already posses.

    If they really wanted my money they would just go with a singular Fezzik Edition. Everyone loves the giant…

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    Comments (1)

    1. Fred Harvey said on 2006.07.18 at 12:08 am

      I love this movie!

      It’s been a while since I watched it but I really love this movie! That’s one of my favorite.
      Ididn’t know 4 versions of this film was made. I’ll probably buy the Dread Pirate’s one.


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