The Illusionist makes an appearing act in high definition

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One of the films I have been looking forward to seeing in high definition has just been added to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s release line-up, The Illusionist..

Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton lead an all-star cast in this wonderful film that conjures an exhilarating blend of suspense, romance and mind-bending twists. The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim (Edward Norton) has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). But when Leopold’s new fiancé (Jessica Biel) rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince’s interest evolves into obsession…and suddenly the city’s Chief Inspector (Paul Giamatti) finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for his most impressive illusion yet in this “mesmerizing” (Entertainment Weekly) and “beautifully acted” (Good Morning America) film that “teases you until the very end!” (The New York Times).

Featuring a 1080p high definition transfer with DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio, the release will contain the same extras as the DVD version, namely Making of The Illusionist and Jessica Biel on The Illusionist. Other extras might be added to the release but have not yet been unveiled.

Look for “The Illusionist” on June 8 for $24.99.

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