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The PrestigeThank God this movie's on DVD, because when it ends you're going to want — and need — to watch it again. Directed by Batman Begins...The PrestigeMystery and ThrillerPT128MPG-13Thank God this movie's on DVD, because when it ends you're going to want — and need — to watch it again. Directed by Batman Begins...2007-02-16David BowieMichael CaineDavid Bowie, Michael CaineTouchstone Pictures

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The Prestige

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Michael Caine; Director: Christopher Nolan; Author: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan; Release Date Wide: 10/20/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 128; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

Thank God this movie’s on DVD, because when it ends you’re going to want — and need — to watch it again. Directed by Batman Begins and Memento’s Christopher Nolan, The Prestige confidently steals some of the latter’s time-shifting complexity and turns it into a tale of science and magic in Victorian-era England, as two dueling magicians (Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale) play a revenge-fueled game of one-upmanship, culminating in an amazingly dark conclusion. EXTRAS Disappointing: only a series of short featurettes in lieu of a Nolan commentary track. A-