Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95
Filmmaker Michael Mann (Collateral) burst out of the gate with his bold artistic sensibility fully formed with the 1981 crime thriller Thief, his first theatrical feature.
James Caan (Middle Men) stars 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 sparks, neon, steel and the rain-slick streets of Chicago, Thief effortlessly established the moody stylishness and tactile approach to action that would define such later iconic entertainments from Mann as Miami Vice, Manhunter, and Heat.
Criterion’s Blu-ray/DVD Combo of the movie contains the following features:
• New digital restoration from a 4K film transfer, 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
• One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
• A booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick James
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