The Prestige

2006 PG-13 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD

Want to watch for free? Join for a free month

The Prestige

2006 PG-13 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Cast
Desperate to reveal each other's secrets, rival magicians Robert Angier and Alfred Borden become obsessed with their escalating competition and begin to perform increasingly risky tricks -- which soon turn deadly.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Christian Bale
  • Michael Caine
  • Piper Perabo
  • Rebecca Hall
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • David Bowie
  • Andy Serkis
  • Ezra Buzzington
  • William Morgan Sheppard
  • Julie Sanford
  • Daniel Davis
  • Fast, free delivery

    Free delivery to your mailbox and free returns.

  • No late fees

    Keep your movies as long as you want with no due dates.

  • Super easy

    Pick your movies, watch when you want, return, and repeat.

  • The best titles

    The best movies and TV shows, plus weekly new releases.

Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this dark period piece about dueling magicians includes several violent deaths: two by drowning (the victims' frightened faces are visible), two by hanging, and another by shooting. Other violence includes one man shooting another's hand (there's some blood, and fingers are lost); the revelation that a bird has been smashed into a bloody pancake during a trick to simulate its "disappearance"; the accidental smashing of a woman's hand in a similar trick; and a man submitting to having his fingers chopped off (the action isn't shown, but the noise of the chop and his facial expression are jarring). Other than the violence, there's not too much to worry about -- a little sexual activity (mostly just kissing), fairly mild language, and some drinking.

Sexual Content

Some kissing and passionate embracing by a married couple and later by a different, adulterous couple; women in showy, bustiers on magicians' assistants; adultery.

Violence

Explicit deaths by hanging, gunfire, and drowning (all are only briefly shown, but it's clear enough what's going on); bodies (human and cat) zapped by electric currents; hand is shot, resulting in blood and missing fingers; fingers chopped off hand (as a sign of commitment and "sacrifice" to art/life of magic); fall through a trapdoor leads to injury and a permanent limp.

Language

Mild profanity: a couple of instances of "s--t," as well as "damn" and "ass."

Social Behavior

Characters lie to each another incessantly, as well as commit murder and suicide; deception (in magic tricks and in audiences' desire to be fooled) as a theme.

Consumerism

Thematic: Magicians promote their own shows by crashing other magicians' shows with placards.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking to the point of drunkenness (the result of frustration in neglected wife and ambitious magician).

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Happiness delivered to you. Plans start at $4.99.