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, Thiefeffortlessly 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.
Director’s Cut version of a brand-new 4K transfer, created in collaboration with director Michael Mann [Blu-ray] PLUS Original Theatrical Version [Blu-ray]
– Audio commentary by director and screenwriter Michael Mann and lead actor James Caan
– Audio commentary by Prof. dr. Marcus Stiglegger (IN GERMAN)
– Isolated music and effects track in the theatrical version
– The Art of the Heist – Detailed analysis of the film with writer and critic F.X. Feeney
– Stolen Dreams – New Interview with James Caan