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The Prestige

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    79
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Prestige
    2006
    130 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: Christopher Nolan

    Actors: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo

    Plot: After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

    Disc Release Date: 19 December 2017

    • Video
      79
    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      65
    • Movie
      82

    all scores

    • Video
      70
    • The Prestige magics its way onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a flawed but still improved HEVC / H.265 encoded 2160p transfer. The UHD Blu-ray was reviewed on a Samsung UE55KS8000 Ultra HD TV and a Samsung...

    • Audio
      80
    • The accompanying DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track isn't quite a step up over its LPCM 5.1 predecessor, but more a sideways move, but that shouldn't be regarded as a slight when you consider that either makes...

    • Extra
      70
    • On the extras front, as with the other releases in the Nolan 4K collection, the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc itself is devoid of any features, with the accompanying Blu-ray left to do the heavy lifting, and thankfully...

    • Movie
      80
    • Brimming with clever misdirection, The Prestige is one twist too many to be perfect Christopher Nolan, and the only fantasy for the otherwise grounded auteur. The impressively structured tale follows two...

    • Total
      70
    • Employing every trick in his expansive repertoire, master filmmaker Christopher Nolan delves deep into the world of magic with this powerful and surprisingly dark tale of tragic rivalry, which is one twist...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      90
    • The Prestige�was shot on film by Nolan's frequent partner, Wally Pfister, who would later win anOscar for the director's Inception. Newly scanned and color-corrected underNolan's personal supervision,...

    • Audio
      80
    • The Prestige�was previously released on Blu-ray with a lossless 5.1 track encoded as PCM andreviewed here. The UHD features the same mix, but now encoded in DTS-HD MA. If there's any audibledifference...

    • Extra
      60
    • The UHD disc has no extras. In this Disney single release, the accompanying reprint of the 2007Blu-ray contains the same extras listed here. In the seven-film Christopher Nolan Collection soldby Warner...

    • Movie
      90
    • It's No IllusionThe Prestige is one of seven films by director Christopher Nolan issued on UHD in a massivetechnical undertaking by one of today's most successful and influential filmmakers. Theimmediate...

    • Total
      90
    • The Prestige's UHD rendition offers a substantial upgrade over its Blu-ray counterparts, inwhichever version one ends up acquiring it. Still, if you are a U.S. purchaser who isn't interestedin the entire...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Magic and illusions amaze on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a great-looking and often lovely HEVC H.265 encode. Sadly, the show is not quite up to the highly-competitive level of its predecessors, coming in...

    • Audio
      90
    • A pair of competing magicians pulls the rug from under their audience with a lovely assistant named 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz/24-bit) at their side. And comparatively speaking, the new track does...

    • Extra
      30
    • All the same supplements are ported over from previous home video releases, which can be read in more detail in our review of the standard Blu-ray HERE....

    • Movie
      90
    • Similar to what he did seven years earlier with his neo-noir psychological thriller Memento, Christopher Nolan aims to astound and amaze his audience with a big reveal or unexpected twist at the end. And...

    • Total
      80
    • On the surface of it, Christopher Nolan's The Prestige is the tale of rivaling stage magicians played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in late 19th Century Victorian London, feeling as though tracing...