Prestige [WS]

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Obsession, jealousy, and deceit define the tense relationship shared between two turn-of-the-century magicians in Memento and Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan's dizzying tale of sleight of hand. Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are London-based magicians of the highest order, both blessed with spectacular powers of deception and both cursed with unrelenting envy for one another's skills. When Alfred performs an awe-inspiring trick for which there seems no logical explanation, the friendly competition shared between the pair turns to deadly rivalry as the enraged Rupert determines to uncover his rival's deepest secrets. In the world of illusion, however, nothing is ever quite as it seems, and the rules of the physical world simply don't apply. Now, as bitter competition quickly begins to consume the souls of both performers, the firestorm birthed by their anger threatens to consume all who surround them. Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, and David Bowie co-star in a feature that finds director/screenwriter Nolan reuniting with brother and Memento story author Jonathan Nolan to adapt author Christopher Priest's original novel. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Release Date
2/20/07 
Studio
Touchstone / Disney
MPAA Rating
PG13 -- Parents strongly cautioned
Length
130
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan
  • Conjuring the Past
  • The Visual Maze
  • Metaphors of Deception
  • Tesla: The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century
  • Resonances
  • The Art of the Prestige gallery
Number of Discs
1

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