This is true love – you think this happens every day?

by DaniGirl on June 15, 2006 · 11 comments

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Filched from Angry Pregnant Lawyer and Phantom Scribbler:

Buttercup

Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

Isn’t The Princess Bride just one of the best movies ever? Certainly, it’s one of the most quote-worthy ones. I was in high school when it came out in theatres, and we were so blown away we went back to see it the next night, too. I’ve seen it dozens of times since then – when we learned in our prenatal classes that the labour and delivery rooms at our hospital had VCRs, this is the movie we chose to bring with us. Sadly, we couldn’t get the VCR to work. Too bad, too, because with a 27 hour labour, during which I didn’t sleep at all, there were a few lulls that I would have loved to pass with this wonderful movie!

Coincidence? Yesterday, they released two new DVD sets of The Princess Bride – the Buttercup Edition, and the Dread Pirate Roberts Edition. From what I can tell, they’re the same set with different covers. Given my score above, I guess it will have to be the Buttercup Edition I add to my wish list, because this is one movie that I must own on DVD.

There are only a few movies I’d buy in DVD format to duplicate my VHS copy – Star Wars, Bull Durham, and this one are the only ones so far, and I’ll invest to upgrade the Indiana Jones series some day.

What movie favourites will you continue to modernize as technology progresses?


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dean Dad June 14, 2006 at 2:04 pm

Heathers.

2 Batman June 14, 2006 at 5:38 pm

I love that movie. I’m a buttercup too (sigh).
Rocket Man (with Harlan Williams)

3 Luciana June 14, 2006 at 7:23 pm

Before any other? Wallace and Gromit in 3 amazing adventures, by Nick Park. Clay animation, adult and child friendly, very loverly.

4 Sally June 14, 2006 at 7:56 pm

The Princess Bride is the BEST. MOVIE. EVER. Throwing out Princess Bride quotes is the best way to find kindred spirits. If they laugh and finish the quote then friendship is possible. If they just look at you blankly then don’t even try.

5 APL June 14, 2006 at 8:09 pm

Ok, but you HAD to buy the Bull Durham DVD, because otherwise you wouldn’t get that so-hilarious actor commentary from Costner and Robbins. Seriously, have you listened to that? Every time I catch parts of that movie on cable now, I have the Costner/Robbins commentary running in my head.

6 suze June 14, 2006 at 8:35 pm

i love the princess bride.
“no more rhymes now, I mean it!”
“anybody want a peanut?”

7 mama kelly June 15, 2006 at 2:44 am

love love LOVE The Princess Bride and hubby does too
we love to watch and try to recite along with the actors
“he’s only MOSTLY dead”
“Except for a nice MLT… mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich where the mutton is nice and lean”

8 DaniGirl June 15, 2006 at 12:31 pm

APL – first, so sorry, I totally forgot to give you and Phantom cred for the meme. Ack! Second, the Bull Durham commentary – I love it!! Whenever I listen to it, I feel like I’m sitting in the basement rec room with Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins, just hanging out and having a beer and shooting the shit while the movie plays in the background.
Dean Dad – Heathers? Really? You are an enigma, aren’t you?
Batman, I don’t know Rocket Man. Off to IMDB I go.

9 Kirsten Neumann Stephens June 16, 2006 at 1:16 pm

Strange, I’m a Princess Bride, Heathers, and Fifth Element Lover. I make sure to watch each one of these at least once a year. I’ve even managed to work clips of Heathers into some of my English classes (though I had to search hard for bits without swearing!). Loved the quiz – I’m a Buttercup too.

10 kate5kiwis June 23, 2006 at 11:49 am

yo danigirl, i can’t remember how i surfed to your site, but am ecstatic that i’ve found the PB quiz…
sally Throwing out Princess Bride quotes is the best way to find kindred spirits.
when we’re waving goodbye to people, the kids’n’i always mutter to ourselves: “have fun storming the castle. think it’ll work? it’ll take a miracle. bye bye…”

11 kate5kiwis June 23, 2006 at 11:52 am

OH MY GOSH!!!
i’m westley.
and i l-o-v-e-d the “as you wish” on the submit bar…
i’m off to find something chocolate coated: the chocolate coating makes it go down easier… but you have to wait a full fifteen minutes before potency..and don’t go in swimming for at least half and hour..

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