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Please note that UNTOUCHED will only be receiving a release in the US and Canada, since the BBFC have requested cuts to the film for UK distribution. It is our belief that, from the perspective of film heritage and preservation, it is best to present this, and all of our titles, as they were originally intended to be screened.


(Roberto Gavaldón, 1954)
Release date: 23 July 2024
Limited Edition Blu-ray (World premiere)

Ricardo Montalbán (Sweet Charity), Ariadne Welter (The Panther Women), and Jorge Martínez de Hoyos (The Magnificent Seven) star in Untouched (Sombra verde), a strange exotic adventure set at the edge of civilisation.

Scientist Federico (Montalban) is tasked with taking a journey into the jungle to search for a rare medicinal root. When he becomes desperately lost, he is rescued by a farmer, and soon begins a torrid affair with the farmer's beautiful daughter, Yáscara (Welter).

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón (Macario), co-written by Luis Buñuel’s regular screenwriter Luis Alcoriza (Los olvidados, The Exterminating Angel), and shot almost entirely on location, Untouched is finally available – fully uncut and uncensored – on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world.


  • 4K restoration from the original camera negative
  • Two presentations of the film: Sombra verde, the original Spanish-language version (87 mins); and Untouched, the shortened, English-language version (85 mins)
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historian David Wilt (2024)
  • Playing with Fire (2024, 17 mins): writer, television host, and film historian Rafael Aviña delves into the world of director Roberto Gavaldón, and the post-Golden Age Mexican film industry
  • Casting a Shadow (2024, 24 mins): filmmaker, writer, and collector of Mexican film memorabilia Roberto Fiesco examines the lives and careers of Ricardo Montalbán, one of the most beloved Mexican actors, and his co-star Ariadne Welter
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material; newspaper clippings
  • New and improved English translation subtitles
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for Untouched
  • Limited edition exclusive 44-page booklet with a new essay by Camilla Baier, archival essays by Viviana García Besné and Elisa Lozano, a contemporary article on the making of the film, and full film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies for the US

UPC: 843501042502