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The Prestige
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Christopher Nolan


British director Christopher Nolan's (BATMAN BEGINS) eclectic resume gains another interesting entry with THE PRESTIGE. The basic plot, which concerns the rivalry between two magicians in early 20th-century London, closely resembles a fellow 2006 movie--Edward Norton's THE ILLUSIONIST--and the two films are sure to be closely compared. In Nolan's film, Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale bring the characters of Robert Angier and Alfred Bordon to life. Robert and Alfred were young magician apprentices together, but became bitter rivals as their careers began to shape their adult lives and a terrible accident claimed the life of Robert's wife. In the subsequent years Robert has become wildly jealous of Alfred's superior talents, so in a last ditch attempt to steal some artistic ground he sends his assistant, Olivia (Scarlett Johansson), to infiltrate his rival's lair and steal the secret to a spectacular trick called "The Transported Man."

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 130 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2006

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

Widescreen - 2.35

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Producer

Emma Thomas

Producer

Aaron Ryder

Music

David Julyan

Star(s)

Daniel Davis

Star(s)

Jamie Harris

Star(s)

Piper Perabo

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Press

"[I]ntricate and elaborate....It has a satisfyingly puzzlelike structure, zipping around in time and scattering clues throughout its busy scenes and frames."

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

"[A]n aggressively devious sleight-of-hand thriller directed by Christopher Nolan, the magic, even at its most clever, is powered by currents -- sometimes literal ones -- of electricity and danger." -- Grade: B+

- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

 

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