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

Kevin Costner , Sean Connery , Brian De Palma    R (Restricted)   DVD
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As noted critic Pauline Kael wrote, the 1987 box-office hit The Untouchables is "like an attempt to visualize the public's collective dream of Chicago gangsters." In other words, this lavish reworking of the vintage TV series is a rousing potboiler from a bygone era, so beautifully designed and photographed--and so craftily directed by Brian De Palma--that the historical reality of Prohibition-era Chicago could only pale in comparison. From a script by David Mamet, the movie pits four underdog heroes (the maverick lawmen known as the Untouchables) against a singular villain in Al Capone, played by Robert De Niro as a dapper caesar holding court (and a baseball bat) against any and all challengers. Kevin Costner is the naive federal agent Eliot Ness, whose lack of experience is tempered by the streetwise alliance of a seasoned Chicago cop (Sean Connery, in an Oscar-winning performance), a rookie marksman (Andy Garcia), and an accountant (Charles Martin Smith) who holds the key to Capone's potential downfall. The movie approaches greatness on the strength of its set pieces, such as the siege near the Canadian border, the venal ambush at Connery's apartment, and the train-station shootout partially modeled after the "Odessa steps" sequences of the Russian classic Battleship Potemkin. It's thrilling stuff, fueled by Ennio Morricone's dynamic score, but it's also manipulative and obvious. If you're inclined to be critical, the movie gives you reason to complain. If you'd rather sit back and enjoy a first-rate production with an all-star cast, The Untouchables may very well strike you as a classic. --Jeff Shannon

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Les Incorruptibles (The Untouchables) est un film policier américain réalisé par Brian De Palma et sorti en 1987. Le scénario s'inspire librement de la traque du célèbre mafieux Al Capone par l'agent Eliot Ness, retranscrite par ce dernier dans ses mémoires, The Untouchables, publiées en 1957.À Chicago au début des années 1930, durant la Prohibition. Puissant parrain de la pègre, Al Capone règne en maître sur la ville. Soudoyant élus municipaux et forces de l'ordre, il contrôle en toute impunité le trafic et la vente d'alcool. Agent fédéral déterminé et intègre, Eliot Ness est dépêché sur place avec pour mission de stopper ses agissements illégaux. Pris à la gorge par la corruption ambiante, Ness recrute alors trois hommes de confiance, dont l'officier de police Jim Malone, afin de monter une brigade d'incorruptibles désireux de nettoyer Chicago du crime...

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touchable... July 13 2004
Format:DVD
This film marks several remarkable firsts: The first true representation of a David Mamet film script (although "The Verdict" in 1980 came first), the leading-man status of Kevin Costner (deservedly so, since despite disasters like "The Postman" and "3000 Miles to Graceland", he's a very good actor with a very impressive resume and an Oscar to boot), Sean Connery's first Oscar win, also very much deserved, and most importantly, the first good film from Brian De Palma. People call films like "Body Double", "Carrie", "Blow Out" and "Dressed to Kill" classics... why they do, I have nary a clue. Those are some of the worst rip-off films in history. His "Hitchcockian" feeling is, to me, straight-up plagarism. He rips off plots and shots that are embarassing mish-moshes of Hitch's best (and worst) stuff. And did you see "Mission to Mars"? I didn't think so. And the only people that I can imagine that liked "Femme Fatale" were fans of the bathroom sequence (If you saw it, you know what I'm talking about). The only other film of his that was worth watching was "Mission: Impossible". But "The Untouchables" is a real work of art. I won't go into plot points, but I'll comment on the film's great points: 1) The dialogue is sparkling. Mamet makes these people real as opposed to just making them standard action caricatures (the young idealist, the grizzled old wise-man, the cocky rookie, and the dorky fifth-wheel). 2) The performances are top-notch. Costner, Connery, Martin Smith, Garcia, De Niro, and an underrated performance from Richard Bradford as Chief Dorsett really help to pull this film off. They give it all they got. They make the tragedy and drama and excitement and horror and triumpth of this film work. 3) The visuals are stunning. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars i love the movie and it's series June 28 2004
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Format:DVD
hello,my name's aaron johnson
the reason i'm writting this review for the untouchables film
is because i've seen it so many times that i enjoy how malone says his famous line to elliot , the one about getting capone
anyway, the whole entire plot is excellent
especially when the federal agents try to stop capone's men in time
the other reason i'm writting in this review , is because i've seen the untouchables tv series
and i'm wondering this very question ;
"when will the untouchables tv series from 1993
be out on dvd"
because i think that people would enjoy the entire [whatever how many seasons it ran for [if it was one or two] of the series
i'm sure a lot of other customers would appreciate the untouchables tv series on dvd
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Chicago Way May 1 2004
Format:DVD
I am not really a fan of Kevin Costner's acting skills. That said, there are a handful of his films though, where I think that despite his prescence, the film is still to good to ignore. The Untouchables is such a film. Taking its cues from the hit television show of the same name, starring the late Robert Stack, Brian De Palma created an unflinching mob film that is hard to forget.
The film traces the struggles of idealistic lawman Eliot Ness (Costner) as he ties to bring down the notorious Al Capone (Robert De Niro) at the height of the prohibition era. Ness soon discovers that most of the Chicago police force is corrupt and on the take. After a chance meeting of beat cop Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery, giving an Oscar winning performance), Ness learns he must do things a bit differently, if he wants to take down Capone. The two men take on a pair of allies, to help with their crusade, Agent Oscar Wallace (Charles Martin Smith) and Agent "George Stone" (Andy Garcia).
Those familiar with the films of Brian De Palma wont be disappointed. Like Scarface before it, the film is nearly an urelenting assault on the senses. Everything is nearly pitch perfect. Of course, it also doesn't hurt that writer David Mamet's script, expertly avoids the typical ganster cliché at almost every turn. The film is quite violent but after awhile, you are so drawn in, that it becomes an important part of the narrative. De Niro as Capone gives a gleeful turn, without going over the top. Garcia, early in his career, makes us sit up and take notice. And all I can say of Connery is that, for me, the film helped me to see him outside of his role as superspy James Bond, for the first time (even though he hadn't been Bond for some time by then).
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this movie March 25 2004
Format:DVD
The Untouchables is a fantastic film. The 1987 box office smash is one of the best gangster movies to come out in years and offers plenty of action and attitude with an all star cast.
The Untouchables is about the war on prohibition in the 1920's. It's become a billion dollar business led by Al Capone(De Niro). A young treasury officer Elliot Ness(Costner) is brought in to stop some of the violence and to uphold the law. He's not confident in his abilities and isn't sure on what to do. He gets a crafty veteran beat cop Malone(Connery) to help him out. They then get the sharp shooting Stone(Garcia) and an accoutant(Smith) to help him bring down Capone. It's now up to Ness and his group of Untouchables to get him.
Kevin Costner is brilliant in this film. It's one of the better movies he's made in his carear. He's believable and uses emotions well in the movie. This is one of the movies that made me a fan of this guy, and like I said earlier it really jump started his carear before he did hits like Field of Dreams and Dances with Wolves.
Sean Connery is great in this film. It's argueably the best performance of his ilustrious carear. He won the Oscar for Best Supporter Actor in 1987 and easily deserved it. He's great as the teacher who is giving Ness the ropes. Connery plays the tough guy fantastic. I love Connery in this film.
The rest of the cast is great. You know Robert De Niro is going to be awesome. Him and Al Pacino are the gold standard for gangsters. Andy Garcia is great. This is the film that got him his part in the Godfather III. Charles Martin Smith is great as Oscar. The part was suppose to go to Rick Moranis, but I like him in it. I don't think it would have been the same without him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great sale, great deal, great product.
Published 3 days ago by fish
5.0 out of 5 stars Untouchables
This Version of the Untouchables with Kevein Costner as Elliott Ness has to be of the best versions i have ever seen
Published 2 months ago by shyjohn
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Robert De Niro and Shawn Connery are wonderfull
Seen it 100 times just awesome although Eliot Ness had nothing to do with Al Capone which I found out way later but love the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by nelson matt
4.0 out of 5 stars Ambitious, flawed gangster film
The Untouchables might be said to be less than the sum of its parts. Certain of those parts are very good indeed: Sean Connery gives an Oscar winning performance as a street-wise... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jon Corelis
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Movie
I watched this when it came out decades ago and loved it then. I figured it was time to show it to my son, and he thoroughly enjoyed it too. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Atul Shah
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in class
This is one of the nest movies I have ever watched.
Its a one classic movie that you can see it anytime.
Published on Aug. 30 2010 by Noti Boy
4.0 out of 5 stars "Somebody messes with me, I'm gonna mess with him"
I am what you could call a relatively new movie fan. I have always liked movies, but I didn't use to watch too many of them. Read more
Published on Jan. 8 2007 by M. B. Alcat
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish Film, Neat Edition
Besides Sean Connery and Robert De Niro the actors in this low-budget film were mostly unheard of before this classic blockbuster hit the big screen. Read more
Published on Nov. 12 2005 by Greg
4.0 out of 5 stars Great gangster cartoon!
The Untouchables tells the story of four policemen who fight Al Capone during the prohibition of the 30's. Read more
Published on May 18 2004 by hjonkers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film , but not great DVD
The film is great , but very is the extras ?
Only trailer is available. :(
I hope the SE will be some day , but for now this is the only
version available - so have... Read more
Published on May 14 2004 by Vas
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