For his first theatrical feature, Michael Mann (Manhunter, Public Enemies) returned to the rain-soaked streets of his hometown, Chicago, for a stunning piece of neo-noir starring James Caan (The Godfather, Rollerball) at his toughest. Caan plays Frank, a jewel thief and former convict who is looking to settle down with his girlfriend (Tuesday Weld, Once Upon a Time in America) and begin a family. But when his fence' is thrown from a window and the Chicago mafia begin to flex their muscles, his hopes of a quiet life become anything but With a sterling supporting... cast in the shape of James Belushi, Robert Prosky, Willie Nelson and Dennis Farina, lush electronic score by Tangerine Dream and the assured direction of Mann, Thief is a standout eighties crime flick that paved the way for the his later urban thrillers such as Heat and Collateral as well as Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the director's cut from a new 4K film transfer, approved by director Michael Mann, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by writer-director Michael Mann and actor James Caan The Directors: Michael Mann a 2001 documentary on the filmmaker, containing interviews with Mann, James Belushi, William Petersen, Jon Voight and others Stolen Dreams a new interview with Caan filmed exclusively for this release Hollywood USA: James Caan an episode of the French TV series CinÃ© regards devoted to the actor, filmed shortly after Thief had completed production The Art of the Heist an examination of Thief by writer and critic F.X. Feeney, author of the Taschen volume on Michael Mann Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm [show more]
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Michael Mann writes and directs this crime drama starring James Caan as the titular criminal. Professional jewel thief Frank (Caan) needs just one more job before he can retire with his girlfriend Jessie (Tuesday Weld) and fulfil his dream of starting a family. The opportunity arrives in the form of a proposition from Chicago gangster Leo (Robert Prosky), who wants Frank to get into a high-security vault in Los Angeles. Frank agrees, enlisting the help of his friend Barry (James Belushi), but it transpires that the job is not as straightforward as it at first seemed...