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To Catch a Thief [Blu-ray] (1955)

Grace Kelly , Cary Grant , Alfred Hitchcock  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (726 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Charles Vanel, Jessie Royce Landis
  • Directors: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (726 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006OKOZGU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,785 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "To Catch a Thief [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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The French Riviera…two luminous stars (Grace Kelly, Cary Grant)… and the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, behind the camera. They all add up to one romantic, dazzling screen thriller in this first time on Blu-ray edition. Grant plays John Robie, a retired jewel thief once known as “The Cat,” who catches the eye of Frances Stevens (Kelly), a pampered, vacationing heiress. But when a new rash of gem thefts occurs amongst the luxury hotels of the spectacular French playground, it appears that “The Cat” is on the prowl once again. Is Robie truly reformed? Or is he deviously using Frances to gain access to the tempting collection of fabulous jewelry belonging to her mother (Jessie Royce Landis)? Romantic sparks fly as the suspense builds in this glittering Hitchcock classic that nabbed an Oscar® for Best Cinematography.

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201 of 213 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, It's Better Now! May 18, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
After reading the gushing, swooning review from the DVD critic in last Tuesday's NY Times, I immediately ordered the "Special Collector's Edition" of TO CATCH A THIEF from Amazon. When it arrived, I compared it to my original Paramount "Widescreen Edition" from 2002. Well, the critic was right--there's simply no comparison. This new version has a 2.0 Dolby Surround soundtrack (in addition to the original mono version) and a cleaned-up, enhanced, crystal-clear picture, start to finish. It looks like they took the drab, blurry, faded old stock and actually washed it, removing years of dirt and grime and smoke and hair and whatever else was there, not to mention a computerized removal of virtually all scratches and glitches. The result is astounding.

As for the color, see for yourself. Pay close attention to the first car chase down the mountain, the meeting in the flower market, and the costume ball near the end. Not to mention the many night scenes on rooftops, where everything is now much more visible than before. And Grant and Kelly? Well, the two most beautiful people who ever lived look even more beautiful. Wait till you see the famous fireworks scene now!

I don't have to tell you that this film is wonderful, no matter which version you have. But I can guarantee you that this newly restored version makes it seem better than ever. If you're as nuts about Hitchcock as I am, it really is worth the upgrade. Enjoy!

Update (11/8/2009): The new To Catch a Thief - The Centennial Collection (1955) (2pc) is essentially the same as the 2007 "Special Collector's Edition," with the same upgraded print. This review applies to both editions.
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84 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Restoration May 9, 2007
Format:DVD
Is there a difference in this latest version of this DVD release? Or is it simply a marketing "repackage"? There is a difference!

In my opinion, the DVD transfer of this "Special Collector's Edition" is far superior to the original DVD release. In a side-by-side comparison, I was amazed to see the job that was performed on this restoration. While, the original DVD contains plenty of dirt, scratches, conversion-related distortion/noise, etc., the Special Collector's Edition looks nearly pristine.

There are plenty of scenes in the movie where I experienced, how can I describe it, the illusion of depth and/or three-dimensional effect.

This version will certainly replace my original copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cary and Grace on the French Riviera October 17, 2005
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
This travel brochure to adventure and romance is one of Alfred Hitchcock's most entertaining films. The gorgeous vistas of the French Riviera are matched perfectly by the stunning duo of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Robert Burks' cinematography was nominated for an Academy Award and Edith Head gives Grace Kelly the look of an American princess. A fine screenplay from Michael Hayes based on a novel by David Dodge, and a light romantic score from Lyn Murray combine with all the other elements to make this a true film classic.

American John Robie (Cary Grant) has been living well in a beautiful villa on the French Riviera for the past 15 years. Once the most notorious thief in France, the man known as "The Cat" has been quiet for many years. He was in prison during the war when the Germans bombed it. He chose to stay and fight with the French Resistance upon his escape, and became a legend. It led to his parole, which is rather precarious now that a string of jewel robberies mimicking his exact style are occuring on the rooftops of the rich.

The French police want him for it, and his old pals are angry that he's brought them this unwanted attention after all these years. Since the only way to clear himself is to catch the thief himself, he hooks up with an insurance agent whose company is paying out the claims on all the robberies and begins a game of cat and mouse with the thief. The cheese in the trap is the delicious Grace Kelly.

Francie Stevens (Kelly) and her mother, Jessie (Jesse Royce Landis), are vacationing on the Riviera. Robie, posing as a lumber tycoon from Oregon, wants to keep they and their diamonds company until the thief strikes.
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Beautiful, well-casted and a classic romantic, suspenseful thriller from Alfred Hitchcock.

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"TO CATCH A THIEF" looks great for a 1955 film on DVD. One thing that Hitchcock really utilized on this film is color. From the beauty of France, set design, costume design. Everything was well done and vibrant. The film looks beautiful and is featured in Widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TV's.

As for the audio, audio is presented in Dolby Digital English 2.0 Surround/English, French and Spanish Mono.

As for subtitles, subtitles are in English, French and Spanish.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

There are a good number of special features on the Centennial Collection of "TO CATCH A THIEF" with a few new featurettes plus the previous features included in the 2007 DVD release. The majority of the special features are included on the second disc (commentary on the first disc). Included are:

* Commentary: - The Centennial Collection forgoes the original commentary featured on the 2007 DVD by Peter Bogdanovich and Laurent Bouzereau and now features commentary by Dr. Drew Casper, Hitchcock Prof. of American Film at USC who definitely knows his Hitchcock (even Hitchcock's family are surprised with his knowledge for the "A Night With the Hitchcock" events). Casper is passionate about the filming and his commentary is just informative and well-done.
* A Night with the Hitchcock's - A new 23-minute featurette filmed on Nov. 2008 at the University of Southern California (USC). The Hitchcock class is one of the most popular classes at the university and the family has come to these events for several years answering questions from students in regards to Alfred Hitchcock as a director and also insight of his family life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
one of my favorites.
Published 2 days ago by Harold Tabor
1.0 out of 5 stars The film is obviously a great one but the streaming quality was below...
The film is obviously a great one but the streaming quality was below one star. Amazon should be ashamed.
Published 6 days ago by yoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie picture quality is excellent
Published 8 days ago by Irma Fannin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great classic!
Published 9 days ago by Kathy Plate
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Iconic Actors
Simply one of the most beautifully scripted, casts and photographed films ever made.Remains a favorite!
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars "To Catch A Thief" review
This is truly a classic work of cinema. Cary Grant and Grace Kelly were superb. When you also consider that the film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this puts in the category of... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Frank Bologna
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Alfie's Best!
What can you say about an Alfred Hitchcock movie that hasn't already been said? Superb. A light and carefree snapshot of life on the French Riviera circa the 50's. Read more
Published 11 days ago by David Loehmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great, CLEAN classic! Gorgeous "old Hollywood" scenery and wardrobes.
Published 12 days ago by Georgia Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good movie
Published 17 days ago by Vasco Gaspar
5.0 out of 5 stars A very entertaining and somewhat romantic film from the master ...
A very entertaining and somewhat romantic film from the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. The technicolor on this blu-ray disc is just stunning to view.
Published 26 days ago by Richard Ng
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