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Thief - British Blu-ray has 2 Versions on Board

Michael Mann's Debut as Theatrical+Director's Cut

Michael Mann's Thief (also known as Violent Streets) is the director's film debut and exists - like some other works of him - as the theatrical version and as a Director's Cut. The latter was available in the US but that is soon to change.

This version, which reintegrates a long scene back into the film while also altering and removing other, smaller scenes, will accompany the theatrical cut on the upcoming Blu-ray by Arrow Video. It will enter UK retail on January 26th, 2015 and has the following features:

  • Limited Slipcase Edition [3000 units] featuring two versions of the film
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the director s cut from a new 4K film transfer, approved by director Michael Mann, with uncompressed 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut [Limited Edition Exclusive] with original uncompressed 2.0 Stereo PCM audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Optional isolated music and effects track on the theatrical cut
  • 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 Ciné regards devoted to the actor, filmed shortly after Thief had finished production
  • The Art of the Heist - an examination of Thief with 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
  • Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Brad Stevens

You can order it at Amazon.co.uk.

Release: Dec 24, 2014 - Author: Das Wiesel - Translator: Mike Lowrey

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