Summary: I didn't find it particularly involving. It starts off quite strong in the first couple of scenes, but the long middle portion feels drawn out and, at times, slightly boring. The unnecessary romance is most of the cause. Cary Grant is left to charm his way through this section, which barely suffices. It picks up again later in the third act. Some good moments here and there, but ultimately one of the more forgettable in Hitchock's filmography.
Excerpt: While I don't think this is a restoration ala The Ten Commandments, this is an excellent looking transfer. I take that back, it's a fantastic video transfer!! The beautiful colors and solid, sharp picture quality, evidence of the Vista Vision process made for a wonderful transfer. I'm beginning to understand the importance of Robert Burks as Hitchcock's Cinematographer. They combined for some marvelous films and really took advantage of the VistaVision format!!
Excerpt: Great transfer that allows Grace Kelly to be her absolutely stunning best. The kiss scene has never looked like that before. For a 1955 movie, VistaVision allows for 21st century quality. Hats off to Paramount on this tranfer.
Hitchcock + Grant + Kelly + France + VistaVision = C'est Manifique!
7 March 2012
Excerpt: Not Hitchcock's best movie, but To Catch a Thief really shines in this remastered Blu Ray release. The colors sparkle and at times even look three dimensional. You will see things that you never saw before. Pick this one up, you won't be sorry.