The Untouchables DVD Review

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by AVForums Aug 1, 2001 at 12:00 AM

    The Untouchables DVD Review
    SRP: £19.99

    Picture

    The cinematography gives a 1930s feel to the film. The picture is almost monochrome at times, with just a touch of red here and there, kind of reminiscent of Schindler's List. The transfer is clean and sharp, and the anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen helps draw you in.
    The Untouchables Picture

    Sound

    The sound is slightly hollow and fairly dead. The Ennio Morricone score works at times, sounding like a film noir track at time, but overall it's a little saccharine and distracting. Although it's a Dolby Digital 5.1 it isn't very impressive and most of the effects (explosions and gunfire) sound unexciting. You have to turn the sound right up to hear the dialogue properly. The German track is only two-channel digital stereo, but it somehow sounds louder and brighter.

    Extras

    A trailer. There are subtitles in a load of languages too, but apart from that this is really disappointing. Even a budget disc needs more than this to keep you interested.

    Verdict

    An intelligent and gripping gangster drama let down by poor sound quality and an unforgivable lack of extras
    Suggested retail price when reviewed: £19.99

    The Rundown

    Movie

    9

    Picture Quality

    7

    Sound Quality

    5

    Extras

    2

    Overall

    7

    7
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