The Princess Bride Willow Legend

12/03/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 12/03/2007
  |  303 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill featuring three adventure movies. 'The Princess Bride' (1987) is a tongue-in-cheek tale of beautiful princesses, foul villains and dashing heroes from director Rob Reiner. The Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright Penn) is saddened by the disappearance of her true-love Westley (Cary Elwes), and finds that she now has no choice but to become engaged to the evil Prince Humperdink (Chris Sarandon). But Westley soon arrives back on the scene, and along with his mismatched band of adventurers, sets off on a daring mission to rescue his beloved. Also starring Mandy Patinkin as a Spanish cavalier and Billy Crystal as a crazy magician. In 'Willow' (1988), when a baby with a special birthmark is born in the fortress of evil Queen Baumorda (Jean Marsh), it falls to unlikely hero Willow Ulfgood (Warwick Davis) to save the child from certain death and deliver her to good witch Raziel (Patricia Hayes). En route he falls in with roguish Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) and the pair are pursued by Baumorda's daughter (Joanne Whalley) and an assortment of fearsome creatures. Finally, 'Legend' (1985) is Ridley Scott's fantasy adventure, set in a mythical, timeless forest filled with pixies, goblins and other fairytale creatures. The Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) has come up with a plan to steal the horns of the forest's two remaining unicorns and to thereby block out the sunlight forever. The one person standing between him and the fulfilment of his diabolical desire is the peasant boy Jack (Tom Cruise), an unlikely hero whose girlfriend, Princess Lili (Mia Sara), the Lord of Darkness now has under his control. Jack embarks on a quest to save his true love and prevent the forest being lost in an eternal night; and to make sure he succeeds, he gathers many of his elf and goblin friends to help out.