Rob Reiner’s comic fairytale classic has been released more times than Pete Doherty. But it’s inconceivable that your version of this swoony,
swashbuckling adventure measures up to the crisp images of the new Blu-ray, though the soundtrack needs more oomph.
Reiner, William Goldman and the cast wisecrack through a slimmed-down extras package, gleaned from the 2009 US release (Is there
anyone alive who doesn’t know that the Swamp Rats were little people in costume?).
Splurge now, or wait on a subsequent release if you’re a serious extras-botherer.