Considered to be one of Hitchcock’s lighter films, but ridiculously entertaining, To Catch a Thief was intriguing enough to lure star Cary Grant out of retirement to play a gentleman cat burglar.
I’m betting Grace Kelly probably had something to do with it as well.
Press release after the jump.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S CLASSIC THRILLER ARRIVES FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN STUNNING HIGH DEFINTION LOADED WITHSPECIAL FEATURESTO CATCH A THIEF
Blu-ray Debuts March 6, 2012 Boasting More Than 90 Minutes of Bonus Material, Including a Discussion with Hitchcock’s Descendants, a Look at How Censorship Shaped the Film, Expert Commentary and MoreCary Grant and Grace Kelly light up the screen in director Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful and romantic thriller TO CATCH A THIEF, debuting on Blu-ray March 6, 2012 from Paramount Home Entertainment. A delightful classic filled with star power, witty dialogue, breathtaking scenery and plenty of plot twists, TO CATCH A THIEF garnered three Academy Award® nominations and won the Oscar® for Best Cinematography, Color. Starring Cary Grant as John Robie, a reformed cat burglar, and Grace Kelly as an heiress with whom he becomes romantically entangled, the film takes place on the opulent French Riviera as Robie tries to uncover the identity of a jewel thief and prove his own innocence.The TO CATCH A THIEF Blu-ray features more than 90 minutes of bonus material including “A Night With The Hitchcocks”, in which Alfred Hitchcock’s daughter and granddaughter discuss the prolific director; a look at censorship during the time and its impact on the film; an exploration of the writing and casting; a “making-of”featurette; profiles of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly; a segment on Oscar®-winning costume designer Edith Head; an interactive travelogue; commentary by Hitchcock film historian Dr. Drew Casper; photo galleries; the original theatrical trailer and more.TO CATCH A THIEF Blu-rayThe TO CATCH A THIEF Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 2.0 Stereo Dolby TrueHD, English Mono Dolby TrueHD, French Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital, Portuguese Mono Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Bonus features are as follows:o Commentary by Dr. Drew Casper, Hitchcock Film Historiano A Night with the Hitchcockso Unacceptable Under the Code: Film Censorship in Americao Writing and Casting To Catch A Thiefo The Making of To Catch A Thiefo Behind the Gates: Cary Grant and Grace Kellyo Alfred Hitchcock and To Catch A Thief: An Appreciationo Edith Head: The Paramount Yearso If You Love To Catch A Thief, You’ll Love this Interactive Travelogueo Theatrical Trailero Galleries:o Movieo Publicityo Visitors to the Seto ProductionAbout Paramount Home EntertainmentParamount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.