The above clip was an exclusive (Blu-ray only) bonus from the Lionsgate feature Now You See Me, featuring the card-wielding Dave Franco, along with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Isla Fisher, as the Four Horsemen, a group of illusionists pulling off a series of daring heists to the growing frustration of an FBI Special Agent played by Mark “I’m Always Angry” Ruffalo. Louis Leterrie, the director of Clash of the Titans, is a real silver-screen magician, presenting this clever, mind-bending, magic trick of a movie with a cinematic flair that echoes the grandiose, Vegas-style shows it gleefully recreates. The cast is rounded out by Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, who show up to help and/or expose the thieving magicians, although you won’t be sure who is doing what until the final moments of the film.
From the official press release:
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic J. Daniel Atlas (Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech, high-profile magic shows. First amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts, baffling the authorities. FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes (Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he’s forced to partner with Alma (Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation, he turns to a famed magic debunker, who claims the Paris bank trick was actually a meticulously planned illusion. Dylan and Alma begin to wonder if the Horsemen have an outside point person. If so, finding him (or her) would be the key to ending the magicians’ crime spree. But who could it be? Or…could it really be…magic?
The movie is available in a Blu-ray Combo Pack including an extended cut with sixteen minutes of never-before-seen footage, audio commentary on the theatrical cut from producer Bobby Cohen and Leterrier, two featurettes (“Now You See Me Revealed and A Brief History of Magic, and deleted scenes. The DVD version has an audio commentary and the “making-of” featurette.