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The Prestige (DVD) - £3.99 delivered @ HMV

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Just noticed that this film has dropped in price on HMV to £3.99. It's intriguing and quite clever and definitely worth a watch in my opinion. Not sure if it is the same price instore or not Desc…
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8y, 4d agoFound 8 years, 4 days ago
Just noticed that this film has dropped in price on HMV to £3.99. It's intriguing and quite clever and definitely worth a watch in my opinion. Not sure if it is the same price instore or not

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Director Christopher Nolan's (MEMENTO) eclectic resume gains another interesting entry with THE PRESTIGE. Set in early 20th-century London, the film centres on the bitter rivalry between two magicians who go to increasingly dangerous lengths to upstage one another. Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman, X-MEN) and Alfred Bordon (Christian Bale, BATMAN BEGINS) start out as apprentice magicians, but when an elaborate stunt goes horribly wrong, they're driven beyond the point of reconciliation. In the years that follow, Robert grows wildly jealous of Alfred's superior talents, so in a last ditch attempt to gain some artistic ground, he sends his beautiful assistant Olivia (Scarlett Johansson, MATCH POINT) to seduce Alfred and steal his secrets.
While comparisons to Neil Burger's THE ILLUSIONIST are inevitable--both films are set around the same time period and both deal with suspicious attitudes towards magic--Nolan's film concentrates more on the dynamic between these two characters and the rivalry that governs their every move. As the narrative twists and turns down a number of unexpected avenues, the viewer is drawn into a complex world of smoke and mirrors, where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. Bale and Jackman perfectly execute their roles, winding up the tension to an unbearable degree as they wilfully enter into some dangerously competitive patterns of behaviour. Michael Caine makes his second appearance in a Nolan film, almost reprising his role of Alfred in BATMAN BEGINS by playing Cutter, Jackman's mentor; and Johansson pouts and flounces across the elaborate sets like a classic Hollywood screen siren. Stylistically, THE PRESTIGE is full of dark, gloomy imagery and a palpable sense of menace. It's not an easy film to digest, but fans of intelligent cinema will be richly rewarded with a film that delivers on both style and substance.
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#1
An absolute cracker of a movie with one of the best endings ever. IMDB give it 8.4 / 10 which IMHO is still a little low.
#2
Xb0xGuru
An absolute cracker of a movie with one of the best endings ever. IMDB give it 8.4 / 10 which IMHO is still a little low.


The ending was bit unsurprising for the people who pick up on things ;)

I saw it recently but agree it went on for too long for the quicker people out there.
#3
Demoki
The ending was bit unsurprising for the people who pick up on things ;)

I saw it recently but agree it went on for too long for the quicker people out there.


lol, really hard to discuss the ending without giving away too much. There were two surprises, which of the easy one I got pretty early on. The other one came as a bit of a shock.
#4
Great Move & a great price
#5
My favourite film!! The acting is absolutely out of this world and the story is excellent. Good price although it was £2.99 on play.com a while back.
#6
Good film, worth four quid if you haven't seen it.
banned#7
cold.
#8
jk512
cold.


Lol, nice contribution. Fantastic movie :)
#9
jk512
cold.

Put a jumper on. Better still, put these on too:

:stocking::stocking: :santa:
#10
Good-ish movie but is 3.99 for a three year old movie really a good deal ?

Not voted
#11
I much preferred "The Illusionist".
#12
terriclarkfan
I much preferred "The Illusionist".


I thought they were both good personally but i preferred the prestige. I think "The Illusionist" is on sky hd tonight :)
banned#13
terriclarkfan
I much preferred "The Illusionist".


Thats a tricky one with the Illusionist...I liked the movie as well but I think the Prestiage just pips it due to the rivalry between Christian Bale & Hugh Jackman.

Anyway... Voted Hot and just purchased!
#14
jk512
cold.


Sorry, it's a movie for grown ups only.

When I see some Care Bears Movie deals, I'll be sure to PM them to you.
#15
excellent movie, voted hot because if you've not seen it, it's £4 well spent. The illusionist is good but this is the best of the two.
#16
great film, i have it on blu ray. looks amazing.
good price for dvd though. heat added.
banned#17
Xb0xGuru
Sorry, it's a movie for grown ups only.

When I see some Care Bears Movie deals, I'll be sure to PM them to you.


"Xb0xGuru" With that name, I think you're the one that'll be watching those.
#18
jk512
"Xb0xGuru" With that name, I think you're the one that'll be watching those.


oh, you *can* write more than one word! I was beginning to wonder :whistling:

Care to mention why you voted this cold?
banned#19
Xb0xGuru
oh, you *can* write more than one word! I was beginning to wonder :whistling:

Care to mention why you voted this cold?


I like the attempt to patronise!

And, no.
#20
Saw this on Blu Ray last week, amazingly good film. By the way, someone mentions the ending and how it is no surprise if you pick up on things.....I'd dispute that. Get the film, and in the final seconds pause it as the camera pans left. It's not what should be there.
#21
jk512
I like the attempt to patronise!

And, no.


Maybe you should read the guidelines on voting then! You're a newbie, so it should be the first thing you do. :thumbsup:
#22
Problarly one of the best films ever written....what an ending !!!! Is this magic, sci fi or fate !!!!
#23
Outstanding movie! Get it.
#24
Excellent film!!
#25
As soon as the final twist of "The Prestige" was unveiled, (spoiler hidden here http://tinyurl.com/bvarys), I hated this film. So lame and lazy. "The Illusionist" was much cleverer; all the plot was soundly based in the real world, a film you can watch twice with both viewings being entirely different experiences. It's a real "ah-ha!" moment at the end, rather than an "oh, for f's sake!". Ultimately, each to their own.

Next week there'll probably be a cheap deal for Nicolas Cage's "Next" on dvd, so I can remount my "films with lame and incredible endings which made me feel cheated" hobby horse. :)
#26
terriclarkfan
As soon as the final twist of "The Prestige" was unveiled, (spoiler hidden here http://tinyurl.com/bvarys), I hated this film. So lame and lazy. "The Illusionist" was much cleverer; all the plot was soundly based in the real world, a film you can watch twice with both viewings being entirely different experiences. It's a real "ah-ha!" moment at the end, rather than an "oh, for f's sake!". Ultimately, each to their own.

Next week there'll probably be a cheap deal for Nicolas Cage's "Next" on dvd, so I can remount my "films with lame and incredible endings which made me feel cheated" hobby horse. :)


You needed to look deeper into the twist to fully appreciate it. It wasn't just about what you linked above - that was just a means to do it.
#27
Superb film. It tkaes a while to get your head round what just happened in the film. I love that in a film.

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