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Show business can be murder... and that is exactly what happens when the pursuit of fame and accolades engulfs the lives of aspiring prestidigitators, Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) who are competing for the status of London's most remarkable magician.
Why Is The Prestige Rated PG-13?
The Prestige is rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images.
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This story of pursuing your passion at all costs is marred by disturbing images of people being drowned, shot, hung and disfigured as well as birds being crushed. The tension of deception both on the stage and at home causes some characters to turn to alcohol. The film also contains perceived moments of infidelity and brief discussions of sexual encounters.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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Set in a musty Paris opera house during the same time period, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a cast of musicians haunted by an unseen presence in the theater. Christian Bale and Michael Caine also share the screen in the superhero tale Batman Begins.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Prestige...
DVD Release Date: 20 February 2007
A good magician doesn’t give away his tricks, so it’s little wonder the DVD release of The Prestige only has a couple of featurettes up it’s sleeve. Curious fans will have to be content with The Director’s Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan and The Art of the Prestige gallery. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0), with subtitles in Spanish and French.