The illusionist [videorecording] / Bull's Eye Entertainment ; Bob Yari Productions ; Contagious Entertainment ; Michael London Productions ; Stillking Films
DVDs | 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment | 2007 | Widescreen ed.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD I DRAMA) plus 2 more
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, .
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Jake Wood, Tom Fisher.
Producers, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Michael London, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari ; screenplay, Neil Burger ; director, Neil Burger ; director of photography, Dick Pope ; editor, Naomi Geraghty ; music, Philip Glass.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the short story "Eisenheim, the illusionist" by Steven Millhauser.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexuality and violence.
The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold. When Leopold's new fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession. Suddenly the city's Chief Inspector finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for the most impressive illusion yet.
Special features: commentary by writer/director Neil Burger ; The making-of 'The illusionist' featurette ; Jessica Biel on 'The illusionist' featurette ; trailer.
MW, 1-07; Gift, 2-07(add); 3-07(add)