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The Illusionist Blu-ray

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Blu-ray + DVD 20th Century Fox | 2006 | 109 min | Rated PG-13 | Jun 08, 2010

The Illusionist (Blu-ray)

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (19.96 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)


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Video 3.8 of 53.8
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 0.6 of 50.6
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The Illusionist Blu-ray offers solid video and audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Eisenheim is a stage magician who amazes the audiences of turn-of-the-century Vienna, drawing the attention of Crown Prince Leopold. When the Prince's intended, Sophie von Teschen, assists the magician onstage, Eisenheim and Sophie recognize each other from their childhoods -- and a dormant love affair is rekindled. As the clandestine romance continues, Chief Inspector Uhl is charged by Leopold to expose Eisenheim, and Eisenheim prepares to execute his greatest illusion yet.

For more about The Illusionist and the The Illusionist Blu-ray release, see the The Illusionist Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Director: Neil Burger
Starring: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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The Illusionist Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.5 of 5

Essentially the same disc released in 2009 by Canadian distributors Alliance, this U.S. release of The Illusionist features a fairly strong 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer. The film has a very stylized, faux-vintage look—complete with iris fades, vignetting, and flicker—which leads to some video traits that would normally be seen as flaws in other productions. Black levels are exceptionally dark, for instance, frequently crushing shadow detail during nighttime and interior scenes. Even though this is largely intentional—heavy shadows are an almost necessary part of the film's visual aesthetic—there are still times when the blacks seem too oppressive. (Make sure you watch this one with the lights out. Any glare on the screen is amplified by the darkness and will likely drive you to distraction.) Daylight scenes look quite good though, with strong contrast and a muted color scheme. The whole film is cast in a nostalgic amber glow, resulting in warm—sometimes overly yellow—skin tones, creamy highlights, and rich browns. Clarity gets a significant boost from the standard definition DVD, and while some of the longer shots look a little soft, close-ups display resolved skin texture and reveal fine detail on the period costuming. The film's grain structure is thin and unobtrusive, and I didn't notice any overt compression-related issues.

The Illusionist Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

Less reliant on sound design than The Prestige—with its electrically arcing Tesla contraptions— The Illusionist features a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track that more than capably handles the film's limited audio requirements. The movie is front-centric and dialogue-driven, but there's a good sense of separation between channels and the periodic use of the rear speakers adds to the film's hazy, turn-of-the-century atmosphere. Autumn leaves blow through the soundfield, horses clip-clop between channels, and airy ambience holds it all together. It's not exactly immersive or involving, but I never felt like I was missing anything. A better example of what this track can do is the score by Philip Glass, which features deep, potent low-end orchestration, rich horns, and melodic strings. Since this is a relatively quiet film, voices are always crisp and intelligible, with no muffling or drop-outs. If you're hard of hearing, however, you're out of luck, as the disc has no subtitle options whatsoever—a serious oversight.

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The Illusionist 2010 Announced on Blu-ray - March 14, 2011

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) for Blu-ray release on May 10. This animation movie (not to be mistaken with the 2006 movie of the same title) is directed by Sylvain Chomet based on an unproduced story by Jacques ...

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One of the most sought-after import titles is getting a US Blu-ray release: The Illusionist, starring Edward Norton, Jessica Biel and Paul Giamatti, is being released on Blu-ray on June 8. Back in the fall of 2006, show-business fate would have it that two movies ...

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