- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 3, 2009
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Paramount
- Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX - English, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- The Script, The Cast
- Production Stories
- Re-Inventing The Genre
- The Classic
- Original Featurette: "The Men"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1987 -
Best Supporting Actor: Sean Connery
New York Times - 06/03/1987
"...Packed with surprises, not the least being that it's a smashing work....THE UNTOUCHABLES is an original..."
New York Times - 12/27/1987
Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1987"
Variety - 06/03/1987
"...A beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago....Propelled by scripter David Mamet's rich dialog, Connery delivers one of his finest performances ever. It is filled with nuance, humor and abundant self-confidence..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/03/1987
"...THE UNTOUCHABLES has a great look; two big action set-pieces and a pair of performances by old-pro smoothies..."
Uncut - 08/01/2001
"[W]itty, intricate and surprisingly moving....Brian De Palma brings his dazzling visual skill to set pieces..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/08/2004
"De Palma's fingerprints are still all over this stylishly violent, David Mamet-scripted urban Western. The Prohibition sets are epic, the actors are outfitted in Armani, and the action is just as riveting 17 years later."
Ultimate DVD - 08/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "A masterpiece from Brian De Palma....A strikingly polished presentation..."
Empire - 12/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "There's much to enjoy....David Mamet's hard-boiled script, De Palma's assured direction, Morricone's score, De Niro's Capone."
Booze is illegal and people are dying for it. Federal Treasury agent Eliot Ness is determined to bring down Chicago gangster Al Capone and his bootlegging empire. Ness assembles his team and the bullets fly--but it doesn't stop the Untouchables from taking a swig from a bullet-riddled whiskey cask now and then. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Art Direction. Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor--Sean Connery.
Essential Cinema |
Organized Crime |
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