I have been buying the series. At first, only the first three seasons had been released, and we fans were extremely disappointed. However, the fourth season was finally released and will come out on 24 July. This series is worth it. By today's standards it may seem quaint, and like any other television series it has its flaws. Television is entertainment designed by a committee. If you view it as 30s noir, however, it is great. It's raw, it's gritty, and it got away with some things that just were not done on television in the day (1959-1963). I cannot say enough about Robert Stack's portrayal of Eliot Ness. He set the mold in which such characters as Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord's portrayal in the original "Hawaii Five-0") and Aaron Hotchner ("Criminal Minds") were later cast. I argue with those critics who said that Robert Stack played Ness as cold, unsmiling, unemotional. Critics never see an entire series, so they miss a lot. In the episodes, we see Ness smiling as he greets an old friend, sharing a joke with Nick Georgiade's Rico Rossi at the expense of a smug (and crooked) banker, weeping openly at the death of one of his team, and in red-hot anger. It's a wonderful portrayal. Robert Stack was not one of those emotive actors; he was much more subtle and conveyed a lot with looks, gestures, and mannerisms (which one fan says Mrs. Eliot Ness said were so like her husband's). The supporting cast is fine, as well, and my particular favorites were and are Nick Georgiade as Rico Rossi and Paul Picerni as Lee Hobson. If you pay attention watching the episodes, you will quickly see that there was a repertory-theatre atmosphere about the series, as some of the finest television and film actors of the day, as well as many well-known character actors, appeared multiple times. There were a number of repeat characters, most notably Neville Brand as Al Capone and Bruce Gordon as his "enforcer," Frank Nitti. Some have complained about the price, but buyers must consider that when "The Untouchables" was filmed, television series episodes were several minutes longer than they are today, and there were more of them in a season. This series is worth the price.