Directed by: Brian De Palma
Starring: Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery
Synopsis: Originally released on June 3, 1987, THE UNTOUCHABLES celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and remains a must-see masterpiece featuring visionary filmmaking and exceptional performances from an outstanding cast. Robert De Niro as mob warlord Al Capone and Kevin Costner as law enforcer Eliot Ness are unforgettable in a glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of good versus evil on the streets of Prohibition-era Chicago.
Review: The Untouchables has landed on 4K and it’s about time, this classic has been due the upgrade treatment.
1987 saw the release of this classic movie. Though at the time of release Kevin Costner, who takes the lead as Eliot Ness didn’t have the star power he does today. The rest of the cast has Sean Connery, Andy Garcia and George Martin Smith who make up the quartet that aims to bring mobster Al Capone (Robert De Niro) to justice.
De Niro gained a lot of weight to play Capone along with shaving his head, he went into this role with 100% dedication and you could see from his performance he was loving every second play the role of Al Capone.
Kevin Costner puts on a memorable performance and having him lead this movie and billed above stars like Garcia, Connery and De Niro was probably quite a risky move back in ’87, but now the casting is obviously perfect as Costner has proved he is a stellar leading man, one of the best in the business.
Overall, The upgrade does the movie justice. The new 4K transfer looks amazing on screen, a full theatrical experience and the sound quality is amazingievable, hearing Ennio Morricone’s score in dolby atmos is literally music to the ears.
In terms of extra features, there’s nothing that wasn’t on the previous Blu-ray release but it is great to have them on this edition of the movie.