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The Princess Bride Is Coming To Disney+ On May 1st

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 21 Apr 2020 07:57
The Princess Bride Is Coming To Disney+ On May 1stThe Princess Bride Is Coming To Disney+ On May 1st20th Century Studios/Interaccess Film Distribution

The Princess Bride is coming to Disney+ next month, and it’s the throwback film we all need to see right now. 

Originally released in 1987, Disney+ took to Twitter yesterday, April 20, to announce the news, with stars of the movie Cary Elwes and Robin Wright confirming it themselves.

Chatting from their respective homes, Cary asks Robin if she’s ‘bored yet?’ To which she says ‘no’.

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Check out the actors chatting about it here:

Upon Robin returning the question to Cary, he also admits he isn’t bored either, though goes on to add: ‘But if I was stuck in front of my TV, I could think of some real fun things to watch like that Princess Bride movie we made together.’

As if by magic, the actors then confirm their film will be arriving on Disney+ on May 1.

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‘Does this mean I’ll get to take a selfie with Mickey?’ Robin asks. To which Cary responds: ‘They better say ‘as you wish’ to that otherwise I want no part of it.’

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The Princess Bride boasts an impressive 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.1/10 (very precise) from IMDb.

As one Rotten Tomatoes reviewer wrote:

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Heroic fantasies, we often feel, should be lighter than air, hot as dragon fire, fast as a sword in sunlight. And that’s mostly what we get from the delightful The Princess Bride — along with some bracing humor and foolery.

While another reviewer wrote: ‘The cult of The Princess Bride is still strong 32 years after its release.’

For those of you who haven’t seen it, you’ll soon be able to decide for yourself whether the film is still just as great more than 30 years after its original release.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Film and TV, Cary Elwes, Disney+, Robin Wright, The Princess Bride, Twitter

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