The Illusionist (Blu-ray/DVD)

by Twentieth Century Fox
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ITEM#: 12723820

In 1900 Vienna, a magician named Eisenheim the Illusionist is mystifying audiences with a remarkable magic act that is seemingly too good to believe. Chief Inspector Uhl, who is in the pocket of Crown Prince Leopold--and considers himself somewhat of an amateur conjurer--becomes obsessed with Eisenheim; Uhl is not only desperate to find out the secrets behind Eisenheim's tricks but also worried that the master magician might pose a threat to the crown prince's nefarious plans. In addition, Eisenheim is quickly growing close to Duchess Sophie von Teschen, his childhood love, who is engaged to Leopold. As Eisenheim's act becomes even more amazing--including apparently raising the spirits of the dead--he enrages the crown prince even further, leading to deception and murder. Edward Norton (FIGHT CLUB), who studied magic with Ricky Jay (THE SPANISH PRISONER) in preparing for the role, is terrific as Eisenheim, an enigmatic showman hiding a dark side. The excellent supporting cast features fine performances by Rufus Sewell (A KNIGHT'S TALE) as the evil, conniving Leopold; Jessica Biel (7TH HEAVEN) as the beautiful Sophie; and Paul Giamatti (SIDEWAYS) as the perceptive but bumbling Uhl. Written and directed by Neil Burger (INTERVIEW WITH THE ASSASSIN), THE ILLUSIONIST, which is based on a short story by Pulitzer Prizewinner Steven Millhauser, is a complex tale filled with mystery and awe. The compelling score was composed by minimalist musician Philip Glass and conducted by Michael Reisman.

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UPC 024543686873
Studio Fox Home Entertainment
Format Blu-ray/DVD
Extra Info WS
Genre Mystery/Romance/Drama
Rating Parental Guidance 13+
Dimensions 5.25" x 0.3" x 6.5" WxHxD
Weight 0.2 lbs
Stars Jake Wood, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Aaron Johnson, Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Eleanor Tomlinson, Tom Fisher
Directors Neil Burger
Country of Origin United States
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