Martin Campbell, 1974
This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region A DVD
From its opening title sequence, it is apparent that director Martin Campbell intended his first feature, a low-budget sex romp called THE SEX THIEF,to be an homage to the James Bond series. Irresistible to women of every variety, the roguish title character (David Warbeck) channels his
inner Connery, muttering witty double entendres, relishing the danger of his secret mission, forever sidetracked by beautiful women.
THE SEX THIEF is especially fun to watch knowing that Campbell eventually achieved his dream – directing not one but two James Bond films (Goldeneye and Casino Royale), as well as the tongue-in-cheek blockbusters Green Lantern and The Mask of Zorro. THE SEX THIEF is a fascinating precursor to those large-budget Hollywood films showing that, from the beginning of his career, Campbell knew the kinds of films he wanted to make and had the talent to deliver on his promise.
Mastered in HD from original 35mm material
UK 1974 Colour 90 min 1.66:1
1920 x 1080p
Directed by Martin Campbell
Produced by Teddy White and Michael Style
Screenplay by Edward Hyde
Director of Photography: Grenville Middleton
Music by Mike Vickers
With David Warbeck, Jennifer Westbrook, Terence Edmond,Diane Keen, Harvey Hall, Linda Coombes, Gloria Maley