The film is never less than engaging, though considering that the title The Prestige refers to the moment in a magic act that gives it its "wow" factor, it's kind of a shame that the ultimate "reveal" in the movie is a little too tricky for its own good.
I ordered this on Wal mart.com. It was a horrible experience!!!! I ordered it & received a text that it had arrived. I went to go pick it up & they could not find it. No biggie, I will go back in a couple days. I waited 2 days & went back. Still could not find it. Now, that is a problem! I talked to the associate and she assured me that they could find it. Within 24 hours, I received a call that they had it. I went the next day to find that \"No, we can't find it.\" That afternoon, a man called and said \"we have it.\" \"In your hand?\" I asked. \"Yep\", come get it!\" I ran to Walmart to find out that they had not found it & offered me a refund. I was devastated as this was my second order in trying to get this dvd. Calling another associate to help my frustrated mind eased somewhat as I found out this was the guy that had called me. He grabbed the dvd off the counter and gave it to me. I don't know how the lady missed it, but she did. Esp with the huge 8 by 10 page that had FOUND DVD FOR ______ in big bold letters. It was a tear your hair out situation, so just don't, ever.
The film transfer was exceedingly grainy at times, and did not hold up well on a high definition display. However, considering the age of the film, this may be acceptable (although I have seen video transfers of other movies of the same age and even older that were much clearer).\n\nMy main complaint is the utter lack of special features. This disc includes an audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen, as well as interpolated interviews with some of the films stars. However, other than the commentary (and a few trailers), this DVD is barren.
I ordered this dvd on Nov. 28th, and they stated that it would be arriving at the store between Dec. 6 thru the 11th, and as of today Dec. 14th, I still have not received it and I had no tracking information on it at that time, but with enough calling the store, they finally sent me a tracking number on Dec. 12th, and to make matters worse when I called the store no-one had any information on my order at all and they were not helpful at all, as a matter of fact they were very rude. The reason that I had it sent site to store was because I have used this service before and ordered closer to Christmas and received it before the actual date that they had given. I guess from now on I will pay for shipping and handling when I order from them again because they don't fulfill there part on delivery and I don't want to deal with the rude workers again.....
The DVD includes several TinTin adventures that are fun to watch. We spent several nights of family fun watching the adventures on this volume as well as on volume 2. I hope I will also buy volume 3 soon.
First off, this is the VERY first review I have ever written for anything. I want to warn others before they also waste their money or pollute their children's minds. This movie was released a week before my son's 7th birthday, so I bought it for him despite hearing much about it before hand. Within the first 10 minutes I was so appauled by the amount of alcohol, drinking, and characters being intoxicated, I made my son turn it off. I later watched it with my husband and we decided to TRASH IT!! To add to the alcohol use and abuse, this movie also dwells on how evil man can be, promotes violence, uses foul language, makes racial insults, and much more nonsense that is unsuitable for children to say the least. The voices are never in sync with the characters. There are many unnecessary scenes that make no sense at all, much less fit well into the movie. I have seen the majority of animated children's films, and this is by the far the worst EVER!!! Don't waste your money, time, or even worse pollute your children's mind.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll ticks all the music biopic boxes, but Whitecross wisely ramps things up by looking at Dury's life with the same sort of random, chaotic vision that both blessed and cursed the man himself.