Prestige, The : Prestige DVD Review

Title: The Prestige
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo
Released: OUT NOW!
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4KHD

The Prestige from writer/director Christopher Nolan (and co-written by his brother Jonathan) stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Rupert Angier (Jackman) and Alfred Borden (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.

The Prestige is just over ten years old and has been released on 4KHD along with several other Nolan films including the newly released Dunkirk.

These are the first two films that I’ve ever seen on 4KHD having only recently upgraded. Even upgraded from Blu-ray quality rather than originally being shot in 4KHD (I imagine?) the leap in quality is hugely noticeable, the colours are brighter, the image is sharper and the contrast is excellent between the whitest whites and the deepest blacks.

The film and the image and sound are all excellent and it’s great to see such a good film with a great cast being treated to the 4KHD treatment.

If you’ve seen The Prestigae before watch it again and enjoy it all over again, if you’ve not seen it previously then be prepared for a very impressive film that now looks and sounds even more amazing. It’s also got a totally amazing truly A-list cast, all putting in top performances.

Author : Kevin Stanley