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Season 3, Volume 1
Running Time: 803 minutes
Starring: Robert Stack, Murray Hamilton, Ned Glass, Vincent Gardenia
Retail Price: $39.99
Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Mono, Spanish Mono, English Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Portuguese Subtitles, English Closed Captions, Episode Selections, Chapters, Three-Disc Set
Released: August 25th, 2009
This first volume of the third season of "The Untouchables" looks quite good. Other than some blemishes, scratches and noise, which aren't too bad, everything here looks remarkably sharp. The black and white cinematography is bold and stark, while detail is really excellent. Despite the small flaws, these episodes are really pleasing to the eye. Fantastic for a show that's about five decades old.
The English Mono tracks for "The Untouchables" are pretty good. Dialogue is clear and easy to hear, and the show's thumping musical cues also come in well. Sound effects are also quite audible, even though there is nothing really discrete about them. I did not detect any major audio defects either, which is always a plus. These tracks are just how the series aired, and I doubt remixes could improve upon these. Fans of the series should be pleased.
Mono tracks are available in Spanish, too. Subtitles in English, Spanish and Portguese are on the DVD. English closed captions are available through your television.
"The Untouchables" continues its roll out on DVD, in Paramount's usual two-releases-for-a-season structure. The transfers are really quite excellent, and the mono tracks good. Unfortunately, there are no supplements to speak of. Crime afficionados and old time fans of the series looking for a fix will want to look into this set, either as a purchase or rental.