Excerpt: This film is one of Brian de Palma's best. His style enhances a good script, terrific cast and great cinematography. Technical values are first rate, and its very entertaining from start to finish. Video presentation is well made, free of damage and with nice color reproduction and sharpness.
Excerpt: This disc is a complete rehash of the DVD. Keep your DVD and pass on this piss-poor Blu-ray. Digital Noise reduction is so bad on this film that the resolution is reduced to DVD quality in many scenes.
Excerpt: I have been reading blu-ray.com reviews for years now and my blu-ray library seems to grow by the day and I want to say that I typically agree with the reviews that I read on here because I always base my purchases on the quality of transfer (unless it's something I want so bad that all I care about...
Excerpt: It seems I'm the only one here (Blu-ray.com reviewer included) who's seeing digital noise reduction ALL OVER this transfer. A few scenes peppered throughout have seemingly been spared, but most scenes are absolutely LOUSY with the stuff.
Excerpt: I'm an absolute fan of this movie since the day I first saw it. Great cast, good score. I must have seen it a dozen times by now all in different formats (tv, vhs, dvd, blu) and this blu ray absolutely does not disappoint.
"ISN'T THAT JUST LIKE A WOP? BRINGS A KNIFE TO A GUN FIGHT"
22 July 2009
Excerpt: I remember seeing this great film in the summer of '87 and really liking it. Still holds up very well all these years later. This is a classic old style gangster film Hollywood use to make in the 30's and 40's.
Summary: I was not expecting this movie to be this bad. With Depalma, De Niro, and what looked to be a huge budget with a story that is already compelling enough in real life, there's no reason to make a film this absent of quality.
Excerpt: No way is this film average at best. Great cast, great plot, great action... but I digress. This Bluray is a very nice upgrade from owning the DVD. Picture quality was great considering the original film stock that was used. I recommend it highly!
Summary: I've been debating how hard to come down on 'The Untouchables' since I watched it again the other day. I don't know anything about the background of the film; whether it was made in a hurry or if there were problems with the production or a lot of re-shooting afterward.
Never stop fighting till the fight is done, here endeth the lesson.
4 March 2008
Summary: As good a gangster movie that has ever been made as DePalma does justice to Mamet's electric script. The acting on show is right out of the top draw, the inevitable ease that DeNiro puts menace into Capone is quite impressive, whilst the fresh faced pugnacious tenacity of Andy Garcia's George Stone...