Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews fans take note: "The Princess Bride," about a commoner who never knew she was a princess and who subsequently gets indoctrinated into the ways of the royals, comes to Blu-ray for the first time TODAY . . . but only at Target stores. And like the recent anniversary edition of "Father of the Bride," it comes with the sequel in the same package.
Here's the announcement from the Disney folks:
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of a cherished family classic, Disney proudly presents a special movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, "The Princess Diaries" and "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement," for the first time ever on Blu-ray!
Starring Academy Award-winning Actress Julie Andrews (Best Actress, "Mary Poppins," 1964) and Academy Award-Nominated Actress Anne Hathaway (Best Actress, "Rachel Getting Married," 2008), these two heartwarming and hilarious movies will touch your heart. As the future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia has everything a girl could want – except the enchanting romance she’s always dreamed of. Comic complications rule the day in these delightfully engaging stories about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!
Relive all the magic and excitement of these two belovedfavorites on this 3-Disc Combo Pack, which includes a DVD of each film. Share the laughter and the love for the first time on Disney Blu-ray.
"The Princess Diaries" synopsis:
Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager - sweet, a little geeky and pretty much invisible to everyone with theexception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly's older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn't come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia's life is thrown into complete overload. She's being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both thenewspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia's Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne and father and grandmother want her to be.
"The Princess Diaries 2" synopsis:
Starring the irresistible Anne Hathaway and Academy Award winner Julie Andrews (Best Actress, "Mary Poppins"), this modern-day fairy tale picks up right where "The Princess Diaries" left off! As future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia (Hathaway) has everything a girl could want – except the magical romance she’s always dreamed of. But soon, Mia’s shocked to discover that she needs to get married right now or her family will lose the crown! Comic complications rule the day in this delightful family story about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!
"The Princess Diaries" bonus features:
- Outtakes and Bloopers
- “A New Princess” Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
- 8 Deleted Scenes – Introduced By Director Garry Marshall
- “The Ultimate Tea Party” – With Audio Commentary By Julie Andrews And Anne Hathaway
- Music Video: "Livin’ Like A Princess"
"The Princess Diaries 2" bonus features:
- Royal Bloopers
- The PD2 Makeover
- Deleted Scenes – Introduced By Director Garry Marshall
- “Breakaway” Music Video – By Kelly Clarkson
- Find Your Inner Princess – A Personality Quiz
- A Julie and Garry Commentary
The 3-disc Blu-ray combo pack (presumably both films on a Blu-ray and DVDs of each film) is rated G and priced at $29.99.