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Princess Bride DVD Giveaway

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, we have a Princess Bride DVD to Giveaway.  Read down to see how to enter.

PrincessBride_BD_Spine_B1alt-1The Princess Bride 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is loaded with special features including the all-new featurette “True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon” which includes brand new interviews with Reiner, Elwes, Wright, Goldman, Christopher Guest (For Your Consideration), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night) and executive producer Norman Lear. Additionally, fans will have a chance to vote on the Blu-ray artwork on the 25th Anniversary tab of The Princess BrideFacebook page (www.facebook.com/theprincessbride) beginning June 28.  Voting ends July 11 and the fans choice will be revealed on July 12.

Blu-Ray Disc Special Features:

·      ALL NEW – TRUE LOVE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE PHENOMENON (Pts. 1 & 2) For 25 years, viewers have watched and loved The Princess Bride. But why does it resonate so strongly for all ages? This two-part featurette offers some answers, along with funny and touching tributes from its cast, director, writer and fans.

o   Part 1: TRUE LOVE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE PHENOMENON – A Conversation with Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright.  The director and his stars reunite for this lively discussion of the film’s 25th anniversary, favorite fan encounters and memories from the set, illustrated by never-before-seen dailies.

o   Part 2: TRUE LOVE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE PHENOMENON – Hear from the film’s creators and cast, passionate fans, and see film tributes and parodies, as we explore why the movie became a phenomenon. Interviewees include Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, writer William Goldman, executive producer Norman Lear, Rob’s father Carl Reiner, and more.

  • Audio Commentary by Rob Reiner
  • Audio Commentary by William Goldman
  • As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride
  • Cary Elwes Video Diary
  • Miraculous Makeup
  • The Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Pirate of the Seven Seas
  • Love is Like a Storybook
  • The Princess Bride The Untold Tales featurette
  • The Art of Fencing featurette
  • Fairytales and Folklore featurette
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Easter Eggs
And from the Team who is sponsoring this giveaway is a rundown of some fantastic movie adaption of kids books. Leave a comment with your favorite kids’ book adaption to enter the giveaway.  

Top Movie Adaptations of Kids Books

As You Wish… Rob Reiner’s Fan Favorite Fairy Tale Celebrates Silver Anniversary;
the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition Debuts October 2nd from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

In this timeless film, a grandfather narrates the story by means of telling a classic fairy tale to his young grandson upon his bedtime. Although he is forced into listening at first, the boy ultimately becomes invested in the story and loves it just as much as his grandfather! This feature will explore some of our other favorite children’s books that have been made into equally engaging movies, such as Percy Jackson, Where The Wild Things Are, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

harry potter box set

All of these books and films have taken over the universe leaving consumers desperate for another taste of Harry’s adventures in witchcraft and wizardry!

Where The Wild Things Are

In this classic story that was turned into a visually stunning film in 2009, Max sets sail to find a world of happiness but instead he is faced with terrifying creatures quadruple his size is both height and width. It is here that he finds his newfound friendship and personal significance on the island.

Where The Wild Things Are

These films that makes the dream of riding alongside the courageous and glorious Aslan about as real as its going to get. We’ve all wanted to be friends with a lion at least once in our lives, oh how I envy Peter, Susie, Edmund and Lucy.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, come together to bring this outlandish story to life on the big screen. With one of the world’s greatest children writers and one of the film industry greatest creative masterminds at the helm of this project, a film such as this is bound to get everyone licking wallpaper for a taste of the magic.

Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightening Thief

Just as utterly engaging as the book. The film totally encapsulates the magic of Percy Jackson’s encounters with the gods of Mount Olympus. Embarking on a worldly adventure with his friends Percy battles against the fuming wraths of the gods, whilst falling in love with the beautiful Annabeth in the aim on saving his mother – BRILLIANT!

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Yet another demonstration of Wes Anderson’s sheer brilliance! With the aid of international superstars such as George Clooney and Meryl Streep and combining them with the innovative use of foxy stop motion animation it undoubtedly provides the film never ending appeal.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

60 Comments

  1. Suz Glo
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 07:21:58

    Princess Bride! This movie is fun and romantic and funny and exciting. Plus, I can watch it with my kids and everyone enjoys it. Other movies I can recommend: HOLES, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM and BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE.

  2. Jane
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 07:40:14

    @Suz Glo: Night at the Museum was a book? How did I not know this?

  3. Inez Kelley
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 07:48:53

    I adore the Princess Bride and have introduced it to my kids. Another book to movie they like is BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA.

  4. Patrice
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 08:02:42

    I love the Princess Bride and first saw it as a young adult. It’s been nice to see some of the cast & crew give interviews for the Anniversary. I was a big fam of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid so when I saw the PB credits included William Goldman I had to see it! And have loved it ever since.

    I am at a disadvantage having no children, but a few Kids books to movies I can think of are The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Chronicles of Narnia. I don’t see it as a kids book but The Lord of the Rings was spectacular. Can’t wait to see what The Hobbit looks like. (the dragon should be amazing) :)

  5. Sherry H
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 08:53:07

    Oh my I loved The Princess Bride! Another book to movie that I love is The Chronicles of Narnia

  6. Maura
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:01:55

    I don’t know if I’d consider The Princess Bride entirely a kid’s book- there’s an awful lot of nuance, especially in the “editor’s notes.” But you could just skip all those and read the actual adventure parts to the kids and hold their attention just fine. An experiment for when my nephew gets older!

    My favorite kids book to movie adaptation is Agniezska Holland’s version of “The Secret Garden.” It’s fantastically cast, and the score by longtime Kieslowski collaborator Zbigniew Preisner is one of my all time favorites.

  7. Jenny Lyn
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:06:33

    Want, want, want! TPB is one of my son’s favorites. Such fun quote-worthy lines.

    We still adore all the Harry Potter’s. In fact some Sundays we’ll have a movie marathon and watch them all.

  8. Shannon H
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:17:27

    I was a fan of the Hunger Games movie, probably a little bit more than it deserves haha. I also second the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I can never get enough of those

  9. suzy k
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:23:21

    My favorite ‘movie’ adaptation of a children’s book is the original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The CARTOON version with the voice of Boris Karloff!!

    But “The Princess Bride” is a close second.

  10. Christine M.
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:25:52

    The Hobbit. The two trailers told me so. And I liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, too. ^^

  11. Maya S.
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:30:05

    “The Princess Bride” is my favorite book and one of my favorite movies. Ever. It’s just perfect in every way.

    When I was little I loved Alfonso Cuaron’s adaptation of “A Little Princess.” It just captured my imagination 100%.

  12. SeaGrace
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:33:27

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen The Princess Bride. Strangely enough, my two kids were not big movie watchers and even now (in their mid-20’s) they prefer documentaries and sports.)

    My favorite book to movie growing up was Wizard of Oz. I had to watch with a blanket so I could cover my eyes when the flying monkeys came out. Those thing gave me nightmares every year!

    I’m not sure if it was a book-to-movie, but I couldn’t wait until Sound of Music came on tv each spring. I adored Julie Andrews and wanted her to be my mother.

  13. Nialla
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:42:08

    I ? The Princess Bride. I work in a library, and take great glee when I make another convert with our DVD.

    I think one of the best children’s book adaptations is Holes. It was one of the few times I wasn’t mentally yelling about all the bits that were cut. They added in a scene that was only mentioned in the book, and a couple of bits were shown in different order, but it’s all there. Helps when the book’s author is the screenwriter.

  14. jayhJay
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 09:45:41

    Princess Bride is one of my all time favorites! My husband and I constantly quote it to each other. It is amazing how much the movie still stands up for me. So I am going to vote for that as my favorite kids book to movie adaptation. My kids love Bridge to Teribithia as well.

  15. Ruth (CO)
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 10:15:40

    Princess Bride is such a favorite. My nephs have been forced to watch it a few times on TV and they now love it too and remember some of the lines.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. Divya S
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 10:33:22

    While I adore the Princess Bride, my favorite movie adaption must be the Harry Potter series (namely Goblet of Fire). With superb casting, art direction, setting, and soundtrack, I’ve religiously gone to the midnight premieres ever since Prisoner of Azkaban.

    I’m also a fan of the first Narnia film, the animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Stardust (Neil Gamen. It’s more young adult, but kids can totally watch it). The new Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is kind of different than the original picture book, but is very good regardless.

  17. erinf1
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 10:40:21

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway! I remember watching this movie as a kid and falling in love with Wesley :) I’m with everyone else and that HP and Narnia were fantastic book to movie adaptations.

  18. Diana
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 11:30:17

    I’ve got so many favorites, Harry Potter being the ultimate one, but I also love The Little Princess and Bridge to Terabithia.

  19. Kim
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 11:55:29

    I would say my favorite children’s book to movie adaptation is A Christmas Carol. Though it may have been originally targeted to 19th Century adults, the book is now on many grammar school reading lists.

  20. Julie
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 12:04:45

    Oh, Princess Bride. Such a great movie!! I also enjoyed the screen adaptations of The Golden Compass and Narnia.

  21. Janet S
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 12:35:48

    I love the Princess Bride – and hubby likes it enough to watch it with me. It has been awesome sharing my childhood favs with my 6 year old. Thanks for the give away opportunity!

  22. Kim in Hawaii
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 12:53:21

    Hubby loves this movie and he sent me a link to the 25th anniversary celebrations (which happens to be our actual anniversary). Too bad he’s in Korea for the year!

    I agree with the previous comments that Princess and Grinch are great adaptions!

  23. Jenn H
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 13:03:26

    I adore the Princess Bride and, for a while, watched it weekly with my friend who was undergoing chemo. Feel like it’s a family favourite for many!
    I also loved the adaption of the Fantastic Mr. Fox – so witty, and so well done. I’m really happy that you included it in your wrap-up :-)

  24. donna ann
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 13:20:36

    love the princess bride movie — a true classic. the harry potter movies were pretty good. I have to say my faves inclue mary poppins & the peanuts (charlie brown & snoopy).

  25. Sarah
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 13:42:58

    I know it’s not a traditional big screen movie, but I love the Megan Fellows adaptations of Anne of Green Gables. They are absolute classic gems!! (And NOT the weird WWI movie they made).

  26. hapax
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 13:47:58

    Oh, I love the Grinch — not the ghastly movie but the unsurpassed Chuck Jones animation. I don’t think that THE PRINCESS BRIDE really counts, since the original book isn’t aimed at children at all.

    But I will admit that SHREK is one of the few — very few! — movies that I love more than the original picture book.

  27. MarieC
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 13:48:56

    Love ‘The Princess Bride’. I was debating whether or not to get this to add to my gazillion other copies (each incarnation seems to have something new!).

    I agree with many of the other comments regarding Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, but one of my current faves is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp.

  28. cyclops8
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 15:05:39

    I like “The Jungle Book” and “The Secret Garden.”

  29. Kelsey
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 15:29:15

    Holes was a great book and movie. It was one of the only books into movies that I didn’t hate.

  30. Urb
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 16:34:42

    My Mom, who is 74, has never seen The Princess Bride. My great nieces haven’t either. Four generations could watch that movie, and all would love it.

    My favorite children’s book in Where the Wild Things Are, which comforted me so much as a child, it gives me chills to remember it.

  31. Reneesance
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 16:51:20

    Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, (the original version) still wins for my favorite movie adaptation. Who doesn’t love chocolate? :)

  32. Justine
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 17:06:16

    I never get tired of the Gene Wilder movie version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I could do without the Johnny Depp/Tim Burton adaptation.

  33. Tia
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 17:19:55

    My favourite movie adaptation is Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

  34. Sotheara
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 18:01:16

    I remembered in elementary school I saw the adapted version of “Where the Red Ferns Grow” after we read the book. I bawled. I’m also a huge fan of Roald Dahl, so I enjoying watching the movie versions of “Matilda”, “Witches”, James and the Giant Peach”, and Charlie the Chocolate Factory”.

  35. Jeannie S.
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 18:37:56

    I LOVE The Princess Bride, it’s one of those movies I never get tired of watching. I also loved most (but not all) of the Harry Potter movies.

  36. sula
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 19:26:16

    I can’t believe it’s been 25 years! I remember watching Princess Bride incessantly as a kid, through teenage years, and into college (quota-thans with friends). Such a classic. I had a major crush on Westley when I was 13. lol.

    “Inconceivable!”
    “You keep saying that word; I do not think it means what you think it means.”

    As for movie adaptations of youth books, does Little Women count? I loved that book and really enjoyed the Winona Ryder version when it came out.

  37. Julia
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 19:53:32

    Little Women! My favorite book and movie for much of my pre-adolescence.

    Also I went to look up a list of children’s books made into movies just because I was curious and a few that stand out are The Brave Little Toaster, The Last Unicorn, The Secret of NIMH, The Neverending story… etc etc etc!!

    The Princess Bride is one of my all time favorite movies! I vividly remember the first time I watched it 20ish years ago :)

  38. JessW
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 20:01:40

    Princess Bride is my favorite movie adaptation, although the Harry Potter movies are also very enjoyable.

  39. DeeCee
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 23:23:13

    The BBC version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I saw it when I was a kid and it was way better than the Hollywood version.

  40. Elizabeth Krentz-Wee
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 23:29:50

    I, too, saw the BBC version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but (um) it was when my children were kids (not me). I enjoyed it so much! I find it is rare to enjoy something on the screen as much as in the pages – paper or digital – of the book.

  41. wade2121
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 00:24:57

    The Lorax

  42. heidenkind
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 01:02:20

    I really liked The Golden Compass movie adaptation. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was pretty good, too.

  43. Fran
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 01:49:29

    Who doesn’t love the Princess Bride? My favorite children’s book adaptation has to be Matilda though. Amazing, still love it.

  44. Michelle (MiMi)
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 02:08:27

    TPB is in my top 5 favorite movies of all time! I just love it!
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  45. Maureen
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 05:03:20

    My favorite would be The Secret Garden.

  46. Cheryl S.
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 06:40:17

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen The Princess Bride. My favorite book to screen adaptation was Because of Wynn Dixie.

  47. Eileen
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 07:27:55

    I have two favorites: One is Mary Poppins and the other is Pollyanna. I really loved Pollyanna when I was a kid and only read the book a few years back as an adult.

    I’ve only seen little bits of The Princess Bride on tv, but I’ve never seen the entire movie.

  48. Jodi K
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 07:47:27

    Princess Bride is my all time favorite adaptation. The first three Harry Potter movies were excellent too.

  49. Carolyn B.
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 11:00:55

    I first discovered the TV series “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole” on Canadian TV ( I grew up in Detroit – a border town). I read the book after I was already hooked on the series.

  50. Erin
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 11:15:49

    They’re not specifically children’s books, but I love the Disney cartoon adaptations of fairy tales. Beauty and the Beast is probably my favorite, but I love so many of them – luckily I have kids and a legitimate reason to sit around and watch them! I’ve also loved the cartoon adaptations of Dr. Seuss books, especially the Grinch.

  51. DianeN
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 13:48:57

    I think the Harry Potter movies are in a league of their own when it come to successful adaptation from print to screen. It’s so fortunate that the films were made by people who love the books, as opposed to those filmmakers who think they can “improve” on what came before!

  52. Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 17:32:51

    My favorite children’s book adaptations? The Harry Potter books, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Secret Garden (the one with Maggie Smith playing the housekeeper), and the Wonderworks television miniseries version of A Little Princess. I’m also pretty fond of Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. And The Hobbit, while not necessarily a children’s book, looks as though it will be awesome!

  53. Bella F
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 20:36:56

    My favorite children’s book adaptations into a film are super dang old ones: A Little Princess with Shirley Temple and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer from 1938. My grandpa raised us some, lol.

  54. kare_bear83
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 21:26:09

    Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies ever! On my permanent keeper shelf (along with When Harry Met Sally. I love snappy dialogue!). But Marry Poppins may be my favorite adaptation ever.

  55. Kerry
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 23:11:52

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Love the comic animations, keeping the spirit of the book alive, interspersed with spot-on live action scenes.

  56. Barbara Elness
    Oct 06, 2012 @ 23:44:40

    My favorites are the Harry Potter movies, they’re all fantastic and very well done.

  57. bn100
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 13:23:56

    I like the Harry Potter adaptations.

  58. kmbrown
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 18:26:54

    The Secret Garden and The Grinch are my favorites. After reading all the comments I have a number of books and movies to read and watch.

  59. Austin Baroudi
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 20:52:14

    I’m going to have to go with The Hunger Games!

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