To Catch A Thief – 2012 Edition Vs 2020 Paramount Presents Edition (Blu-ray Review)

I have recently reviewed the new Paramount Presents Blu-ray of Alfred Hitchock’s 1955 film To Catch A Thief starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. For that release, Paramount has presented the film with a new 4K transfer. Said transfer is quite different and had some work done on it and some very notable differences as I mentioned in my review. For this one, I thought I’d go a step further and show a screencap comparison of the 2 editions to potentially illustrate the differences and to help you in deciding which one you would most prefer. As I mentioned, I’m sure there are those more happy with the more polished/scrubbed look of the new release. Personally, I’m of preference to the original color timing and grain-present look of the original. Click on to see my screen shots from similar shots of the 2 editions. Let me know in the comments which you like better.

The pictures are presented in release order. The 2012 edition first and the 2020 Paramount Presents edition below. I’d like to note that this is very different as static screen shots taken from a computer and much more noticeable when viewed on an actual television monitor and in motion.

You can find my review of the Paramount Presents edition HERE.

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If you preferred the top image, pre-order the 2012 edition of To Catch A Thief using this Amazon Associate’s link

If the bottom image was more your fancy, then this new edition of To Catch A Thief is for you


Brandon is the host, producer, writer and editor of The Brandon Peters Show (thebrandonpetersshow.com) on the Creative Zombie Studios Network. At Why So Blu he is a Writer/Reviewer. Brandon is a lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash. You can also find older essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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