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The Thomas Crown Affair Blu Ray

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Millionaire businessman Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) is also a high-stakes thief; his latest caper is an elaborate heist at a Boston bank. Why does he do it? For the same reason he flies gliders, bets on golf strokes and races dune buggies: he needs the thrill to feel alive. Insurance investigator Vicky Anderson (Faye Dunaway) gets her own thrills by busting crooks, and she's got Crown in her cross hairs. Naturally, these two will get it on, because they have a lot in common: they're not people, they're walking clothes racks. (McQueen looks like he'd rather be in jeans than Crown's natty three-piece suits.) The Thomas Crown Affair is a catalogue of 60s conventions, from its clipped editing style to its photographic trickery (the inventive Haskell Wexler behind the camera) to its mod design. You can almost sense director Norman Jewison deciding to "tell his story visually," like those newfangled European films; this would explain the long passages of Michel Legrand's lounge jazz ladled over endless montages of the pretty Dunaway and McQueen at play. (The opening-credits song, "Windmills of Your Mind," won an Oscar.) It's like a "What Kind of Man Reads Playboy?" ad come to life, and much more interesting as a cultural snapshot than a piece of storytelling. --Robert Horton

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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play  When thrill-seeking billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) pulls off his boldest stunt ever- stealing a priceless painting in broad daylight from a Manhattan museum-he finds himself up against an even greater challenge winning the heart of the beautiful insurance investigator (Rene Russo) hired to retrieve the artwork Actors Pierce Brosnan Rene Russo Denis Leary Ben Gazzara Frankie Faison Fritz Weaver Faye Dunaway & James Saito Director John McTiernan Certificate 15 years and over Year 1999 Screen Widescreen 2351 Languages English

This well-received remake of the 1968 thriller stars Pierce Brosnan in the Steve McQueen role, with Rene Russo in the part originally played by Faye Dunaway. Billionaire art collector Thomas Crown (Brosnan) decides to steal a priceless Monet from a New York museum. He is investigated by sultry insurance investigator Catherine Banning (Russo). She soon realises that he did steal the painting, but is more interested in Crown on a personal basis. Soon, the two become lovers, but suspicion and deception hang over the relationship.

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