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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014

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Studio: Criterion

James Caan makes the call in Thief.

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.

Thief features a memorably pulsing soundtrack by Tangerine Dream and excellent supporting performances by Jim Belushi (The Ghost Writer) and Tuesday Weld (Once Upon a Time in America).

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