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Thief

Michael Mann

 
Thief (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.96

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

The contemporary American auteur Michael Mann’s bold artistic sensibility was already fully formed when he burst out of the gate 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 he discovers that escape is not as simple as he’d 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: 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 James January 13, 2014

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

Interviews


Three Reasons


10 Things I Learned

10 Things I Learned: Thief

By Curtis Tsui January 14, 2014


Film Essays

Thiefessay_current_thumbnail

Thief: Where Nothing Means Nothing

By Nick James January 13, 2014

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

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