Set in Victorian London at the turn-of-the century where magicians are idols, two young but very different magicians set out to carve their own paths to fame. Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) is a consummate entertainer-flashy, sophisticated and a true showman-while Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) is a roughedged creative purist who lacks the panache to showcase his tricks. As friends and partners they provide the perfect combination but when one of their tricks goes terribly wrong, friends become enemies and an escalating battle of one-upmanship begins with ever increasing perils to those around them.
After taking moviegoers into the astonishing worlds of dark superheroes and anterograde amnesia director Christopher Nolan enchants audiences with a twisting tale set in the realm of the arcane. In addition to Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson and Michael Caine, the all-star cast of The Prestige includes David Bowie (as Nikola Tesla, an enigmatic inventor responsible for revolutionary scientific work in electricity and magnetism) and Piper Perabo (as Julia Angier, magician and wife of Robert Angier).
Touchstone Home Entertainment announces the DVD debut of the Academy Award® Nominated (Achievement in Art Direction and Achievement in Cinematography), electrifying thriller, The Prestige-on DVD February 20. From acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins, Insomnia) and starring a powerhouse cast including Golden Globe® Nominee Hugh Jackman (Kate & Leopold), Christian Bale (Batman Begins, American Psycho), four-time Golden Globe® Nominee Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Match Point, A Love Song for Bobby Long) and the legendary two-time Academy Award® Winner Michael Caine (Best Supporting Actor for The Cider House Rules and Hannah and Her Sisters), The Prestige is the mysterious story of two magicians in Victorian-era London whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy filled with obsession, deceit and jealousy with astonishing twists and deadly consequences.
Loaded with stunning bonus features, this riveting DVD begs audiences to "watch very closely." Bonus features include the insightful The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan, a multi-part behind-the scenes look at all aspects of the creation of the film, and The Art of the Prestige interactive gallery.
Available on February 20, 2007, The Prestige is priced at U.S. $29.99 (SRP) and Canada $37.99 (SRP) from Touchstone Home Entertainment.
- The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan This all-new making-of featurette chronicles the augury of director Christopher Nolan from four engrossing perspectives:
1) Conjuring the Past
2) The Visual Maze
3) Metaphors of Deception
4) Tesla: The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century
- The Art of The Prestige: An interactive gallery of creative images, costumes, scenery and set design that inspired The Prestige's mysterious world of sorcery set in early 20th century London.
- Rating: PG-13
- Rating Reason: Violence and Disturbing Images
- Run Time: 130 minutes
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 enhanced for 16x9 TV screens
- Audio: Dolby® Digital Surround Sound
- Languages: English audio; French and Spanish language tracks
- CC: Yes
- Subtitles: French & Spanish
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