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Thief

Michael Mann

 
Thief (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

14 Jan 2014

Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $39.95

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  • United States
  • 1981
  • 124 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #691

The contemporary American auteur Michael Mann burst out of the gate, his bold artistic sensibility fully formed, with Thief, his debut feature. James Caan stars, in one of his most riveting performances, as a no-nonsense ex-con safecracker planning to leave the criminal world behind after one final diamond heist, but discovering that escape is not as simple as he hoped. Finding hypnotic beauty in neon and rain-slick streets, sparks and steel, Thief effortlessly established the moody stylishness and tactile approach to action that would also define such later iconic entertainments from Mann as Miami Vice, Manhunter, and Heat.

Credits

DirectorMichael Mann
Executive producerMichael Mann
Produced byJerry Bruckheimer and Ronnie Caan
Screen story and screenplay byMichael Mann
Based on The Home Invaders byFrank Hohimer
Director of photographyDonald Thorin
Art directorMary Dodson
Edited byDov Hoenig
MusicTangerine Dream
Production designerMel Bourne

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New digital restoration from a 4K film transfer of the director’s cut, approved by director Michael Mann, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Mann and actor James Caan
  • New interviews with Mann, Caan, and Johannes Schmoelling of the band Tangerine Dream, which contributed the film’s soundtrack
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick James

    New cover design by Fred Davis

Film Essays

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Thief: Where Nothing Means Nothing

By Nick JamesJanuary 13, 2014

With economy and panache, Michael Mann established his existential crime drama style with this . . . Read more »

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10 Things I Learned: Thief

By Curtis TsuiJanuary 14, 2014


Film Essays

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Thief: Where Nothing Means Nothing

By Nick JamesJanuary 13, 2014

With economy and panache, Michael Mann established his existential crime drama style with this . . . Read more »

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