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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
'THE UNTOUCHABLES' IN 70MM
AT THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE JAN. 26-28


The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, will present The Untouchables the "Alamo Way" by screening the film in 70mm on January 26, 27, and 28. "To see such a film not only on the big screen, but also on glorious 70mm is the type of rare cinematic experience that only the Alamo Drafthouse is lucky enough to showcase," Sam Prime states on the Alamo website. "Our Drafthouse Beverage Director Bill Norris will provide signature themed cocktails!"

At the start of his post on the film, Prime writes, "In 1987, Brian De Palma and iconic key collaborators including spitfire screenwriter David Mamet and legendary composer Ennio Morricone, set out to realize a historical crime epic like none other. De Palma is a larger than life director known to embrace bold stylistic choices, Mamet writes dialogue that comes out of some kind of curse-laden meta-reality, and Morricone’s score contains in itself a storybook quality, that every moment is deliberately crafted to dramatize history, to realize a respectful spectacle."


Posted by Geoff at 6:53 PM CST
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:55 PM CST
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:22 AM CST

Name: "Alex"

In Belgium, "The Untouchables" was censured by the distributor during the release in October 1987. In order to get a "children admitted"-rating, the scene where De Niro swings his baseball bat was heavily truncated. You only saw the first move of the bat and then the tracking shot above the table with the blood spilling on the tablecloth. All other swings were cut out. 

I had to wait until I could see the movie on video to see the whole scene.

Luckily, those days are over. Ironically, a lot of movies that are now "children admitted" in Belgium are way more violent/gruesome than that particular scene. 

 

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