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The Untouchables (Special Collector's Edition) (1987)

Kevin Costner , Sean Connery , Brian De Palma  |  R |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia
  • Directors: Brian De Palma
  • Writers: David Mamet, Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley
  • Producers: Art Linson, Raymond Hartwick
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00029NKU6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,325 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Untouchables (Special Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • New featurettes: "The Cast, The Script," "Production Stories," "Reinventing the Genre," "The Classic"
  • Original feautrette: "The Men"
  • Trailer

Editorial Reviews

Additional Features

The DVD extras follow the adage that if one has lemons, make lemonade. This "special" edition has no commentary track, and no new input from stars Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Andy Garcia or writer David Mamet. Yet DVD director Laurent Bouzereau has an ace up his sleeve that makes the four new featurettes (about 50 minutes of content) worth listening to: candid talk. The usual, stiff promotional take is jettisoned as producer Art Linson and director Brian De Palma honestly talk about the film's origins, the tricks of shooting, and the casting of Robert De Niro. These refreshing comments (plus insight from the cinematographer Stephen H. Burum and actor Charles Martin Smith), and better-than-average vintage interviews makes for valuable watching--even if the footage is intercut too often with film clips. To top it all off, there's a new Dolby Digital 5.1 EX soundtrack. --Doug Thomas

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The critics and public agree. Brian De Palma's The Untouchables is a must-see masterpiece - glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago... and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. This classic confrontation between good and evil and stars Kevin Costner as federal agent Eliot Ness, Robert De Niro as gangland kingpin Al Capone and Sean Connery as Malone, the cop who teaches Ness how to beat the mob: shoot fast and shoot first.

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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
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Sometimes dubbed "the Master of the Macabre," director Brian De Palma is best known for his enactments of the supernatural ("Carrie"), mania ("Dressed to Kill") - and his mob stories. The latter part of his reputation is primarily grounded on four of his movies from the ten-year period between 1983 and 1993: "Scarface" (1983, starring Al Pacino), "Wise Guys" (1986, starring Danny De Vito, Joe Piscopo and Harvey Keitel), "Carlito's Way" (1993, again starring Pacino) ... and "The Untouchables" (1987), featuring an all-star cast including Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia and Charles Martin Smith. Among these, "The Untouchables" stands out as the only movie not primarily told from the gangster's but from the lawmen's perspective - but what it does share with all of De Palma's works is an almost voyeuristic appeal to its audience's visual senses; going far beyond the lavish display of film blood it is most often cited for.

Less fact-based than cinematic grand opera par excellence, the movie takes as its premise the end of the career of Chicago's ganglord of ganglords, Al "Scarface" Capone, who (after a few half-hearted attempts to prosecute him for murder had failed due to the unavailability of witnesses) pled guilty, in 1931, to evading federal income tax, and was sentenced to an 11-year prison term and a $50,000 fine.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paramount "Touched" the Untouchables January 7, 2009
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I've always been a big fan of this movie, which I remember as first marking Brian DePalma as a "blockbuster" director. It's filled with sharp dialog, Oscar winning acting, some inspired (clearly by Hitchcock) camerawork, a dramatic score by Ennio Morricone, and a nostaglic/patriotic retelling of a truly gritty real-life crime drama.

As far as this blu-ray goes, it features a very nice transfer that ups the detail, contrast, color and stability considerably over the previous DVD release. Unfortunately it also introduces nearly constant edge halos and some shimmering - both presumably artifacts of edge enhancement used to make the film look more appealing to modern audiences.

On the Audio front the 6.1 DTS-HD track does a very fine job considering the age of the film. I was particularly impressed by the dynamic range of the score and the use of discrete effects in the Union Station shootout.

Overall, if it were not for the digital retouching, I would have rated this release at 5 stars. Since I can't give 4 and a half I had to downgrade it full star for the botched digital enhancements.

Hopefully someday there will be a untouched version of The Untouchables.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flamboyant Tribute to the Chicago Mob January 18, 2001
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This isn't a documentary style film - it's a gorgeous, over-the-top retelling of one of the most famous periods in America's history. Al Capone and Eliot Ness are well known, as is the Chicago in which they lived. De Niro and Connery are fantasic in their roles, and the cinematography is beautiful. Costner as Ness also shines, but with these other two powerhouses his performance is almost overshadowed.
Great plot, great dialogue, great action, the movie is definitely a fun romp through an appealing period in history. The movie has even more significance as The Sopranos becomes a huge hit - people being drawn into learning about the mob way of life want to trace the roots of this drama and see where it's taking its guidance. Many Sopranos scenes are taken from this movie, and the characters even quote it at times.
Highly recommended - a DVD you'll watch many times over!
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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What do you expect from a film in which Kevin Costner and Sean Connery star as the good guys and Robert DeNiro plays all-time Bad Guy Al Capone? A great movie! And that's what this is--a really really good gangster flick. No, it is not The Godfather, but then again nothing but The Godfather is The Godfather. Having said that, this is a wonderful film that actually does a pretty good job of explaining what Elliot Ness was up against when he was given the job of enforcing prohibition, gunning for Al Capone and cleaning up Chicago.
Costner is effective in his role as Elliot Ness. Connery does fine as the Chicago policeman Ness recruits to show him the ropes as to how things in Chicago operate. De Niro is matchless as Al Capone.
My favorite scene is the one in which Elliot Ness joins forces with the Canadian Mounties. Hilarious!
This movie is good entertainment and the storyline manages to move along pretty well without dragging and losing the viewer's interest. The film never makes the mistake of taking itself too seriously, and its use of humor is effective and prevents the movie from waxing pompous, which would have been easy for it to do, given the serious theme. This is one that you'll watch again and again. Recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie version of tv series.
This movie was not the greatest but good enough to watch. The Blu-ray was inexpensive (which is why I wait for price drop to buy Blu-rays). Read more
Published 10 days ago by JAYB
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly and stylishly recreated story about Elliot Ness and Al...
The Untouchables is one of the best movies of the '80's, gathering some of the finest actors of of all generations - Sean Connery, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia - in... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Alexander G.
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Excellent. A must for anyone who likes action. One of my fav movies of all time. Go buy you one
Published 17 days ago by Julie Vernetti
3.0 out of 5 stars Over-rated.
Good movie that does not live up to critical expectations. A bit slow at times and De Niro's character is flat and way too predictable.
Published 23 days ago by Chip Stanley
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie
Sean Connery, Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro at they finest. Great Movie. I cannot say how historically accurate this movie is but it gives a glimpse into how the prohibition... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Bman2912
5.0 out of 5 stars un touch able
good movie, fact based and some are correct, some are hollywood embellished, but still good drama and Connery is the cherry on top
Published 27 days ago by Michael L Tiller
5.0 out of 5 stars Costner Top Five
This may be one of Kevin Costner's finest films. Casting doesn't get much better with Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia and Robert Deniro. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David Kinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Al Capone - Corruption Personified
An amazing movie with a host of excellent performances. DeNiro as Al Capone was casting genius. There is not one weak performance in this film. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard Brookes
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect movie ~
Great cast - great performances. One of our all-time favorite movies. Done very well - spot-on period piece. Highly recommended.
Published 1 month ago by Daphne62
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chicago Way
Great movie. Suspense filled. Since it's about Al Capone, there is violence but that is reflected in the R rating. Robert de Niro is always amazing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nancy
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Goofy cover-art
Agreed. I too hate this cover art. It looks extra cheesy and absolutely aesthetically inadequate for a movie this good. I bought the blu-ray and kinda want to return it it looks so fugly. Oh well. At least The Untouchables still kicks balls.

PS - Kevin Costner's hand does look absurdly fake on... Read more
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