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Old 01-28-12, 03:00 PM
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Agree great film. Too bad the DVD release is damn near unwatchable...Hopefully someone is working on the blu.

http://www.amazon.com/Collateral-Blu...7784370&sr=1-1
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

I'm pretty sure he meant Thief.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Love the film, but only part I don't like is the weird action at the end. It's some kind of weird camera experiment. Like they shot in slow motion and then sped it up in post or something. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? It happens any time someone gets shot.
Are you referring to the "Director's Cut" DVD? It's almost like he added in footage from videotape; the framerate or whatever seems off. I have an old, grubby cinema cut on a UK DVD and it's in slo-mo and looks fine, though it's been a while.

I'm glad to see another thread on Thief, especially from a new fan! Great to see. I hope interest keeps building so that a proper release of the original cinema cut gets released - Blu-Ray and anamorphic DVD. It's been broadcast on MGMHD, so a new transfer of the cinema cut to HD exists! And keep Mann away!

For what it's worth, the 2009 UK DVD from Optimum is supposedly the cinema cut and anamorphic, though single-layer.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

I dvd'r this over the weekend on MGMHD. Loved it! The transfer was really nice as well. I believe it will be on again either this weekend coming up or the one after.

I think this is the type of movie that gets better upon multiple viewings so I'm looking forward to watching it again.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

netflixed it. pretty good.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Originally Posted by Larry C. View Post
I dvd'r this over the weekend on MGMHD. Loved it! The transfer was really nice as well. I believe it will be on again either this weekend coming up or the one after.
According to my guide it will air again on MGMHD this Friday, 2/10/2012 at 3:40:00 PM EST.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I'm pretty sure he meant Thief.





I think you are right. My bad.
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I just want to add that Thief is available for streaming in HD on Netflix. I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know if it's cinema cut or director's cut (no mention of director's cut).
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French Blu-Ray from Wild Side
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=214437
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Well holy shit, Thief from fucking Criterion Collection, Jan. 14:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Thief-Blu-ray/47071/
http://www.criterion.com/films/28024-thief

"director-approved 4K transfer" - I HOPE this is the original cinema cut!!
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

I believe our general collective response to this in the Criterion BD thread was the Randy Marsh jizz pic. It even had a great caption.
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I see, gotcha. I've been out of the loop. 5 minutes ago got a pre-order notice from bluray.com
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Dude. It was a nice epic response in that thread. Fuck. I love this movie sooooo much. It fucking blew me away. So awesome. Alright, I have to stop gushing about this thing. *hyperventilating*


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Nice. The look on Randy's face is priceless. I'm late to the party as usual.

I really hope it's not the fucking "director's cut" (a misnomer) or at least the not the same one as the old DVD.
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I'm not sure which I saw. All I know is that it was fucking awesome.
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In all fairness the old "director's cut" (really a director's chance to tweak, years later, as with Heat and Mohicans) isn't that bad, just that the slow motion at the end was tweaked and ended up looking like soap-opera video. I can't imagine that Criterion would put out something like that.

I love to see enthusiasm for this film! I myself did not know it even existed until The Onion mentioned it in their review of Heat in 1995.

One of those rare films that just grabs you with each re-watch, and gets better each time.
My dad doesn't like many films, sees their story-telling devices and cliches immediately. I wanted to show him the tools - the drill press with electromagnet, the burning lance - and he got hooked into the story.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Hadn't this already been announced weeks ago?
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Originally Posted by Egon's Ghost View Post
Well holy shit, Thief from fucking Criterion Collection, Jan. 14:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Thief-Blu-ray/47071/
http://www.criterion.com/films/28024-thief

"director-approved 4K transfer" - I HOPE this is the original cinema cut!!
I've seen the movie this year on cable MGMHD and the print looks great.
No blueish,teal tint to the movie like what I've seen done to movies that get re-mastered like MAGNUM FORCE (1973).
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

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Hadn't this already been announced weeks ago?
Yes. And I'm so fucking ecxited for it.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

This has been on my list to see for a very long time as I love most of what I've seen from Mann. I'll just blind buy the Criterion now.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Now if only Mann would let them release The Keep. Not a perfect movie by any stretch (and that's being kind) but it works for me somehow. One of the few films that I really want to own.
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Originally Posted by Burnt Thru View Post
Now if only Mann would let them release The Keep. Not a perfect movie by any stretch (and that's being kind) but it works for me somehow. One of the few films that I really want to own.
THE KEEP has one of the most beautiful sex scenes in a Hollywood movie.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Saw this for the first time a couple of days ago. Definitely my favorite Mann film now, and I still really love Heat. Still haven’t seen Ali or The Keep. Pretty much had the same reaction to this as everyone else. Soundtrack just incredible.
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Re: Thief (1981 film directing debut by Michael Mann)

Originally Posted by Brack View Post
Saw this for the first time a couple of days ago. Definitely my favorite Mann film now, and I still really love Heat. Still havenít seen Ali or The Keep. Pretty much had the same reaction to this as everyone else. Soundtrack just incredible.
saw this, liked it, now have Criterion Blu and want to give another go...

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