- The Untouchables is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons in syndication, from January 1993 to May 1994. The series portrayed work of the real life Untouchables federal investigative squad in Prohibition-era Chicago and its efforts against Al Capone's attempts to profit from the market in bootleg liquor. The series features Tom Amandes as Eliot Ness and William Forsytheas Al Capone, and was based on the 1959 series and 1987 film of the same name.
Eliot Ness (Amandes), disgusted with the widespread criminality that Al Capone (Forsythe) has brought to his home town, Chicago, and inspired by the example of his brother-in-law, Alexander Jamie (Patrick Clear), a federal law enforcement officer, becomes a government investigator himself, and puts together a special squad specifically dedicated to putting Capone behind bars.
A week ago we passed along
VEI's tease that the 1993 syndicated show would be coming to DVD before the end of the year as The Untouchables - The Complete Collection
. At the time we didn't have a date, pricing, or box art...but now we've got all three!
Visual Entertainment, Inc. has set up a pre-order listing at their online studio store (see button link below) showing that this set with both seasons (all 42 episodes) will start shipping on December 27th
. The cost is $39.99 SRP, and below is a high-res look at the package art. Our thanks to reader Steven Ashby for spotting this and letting us know!