SCARFACE- Still a classic after 35 years.
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I can remember watching Scarface for the first time when I was taking a media course in college. I was 17 and the film blew me away, just like Tony’s grenade launcher! After watching the film I didn’t want to become a flamboyant and volatile drug dealer. I wanted to become a lover of film!
It opened my eyes to how a film can take you out of your day to day life and transport you into a new world. The film has been enjoyed countless times over the years but recently I got to watch it on Blu-ray and it was like a whole new film! Tony’s outfits were even more vibrant! Seeing this classic movie in HD was truly amazing and the film was just as exciting as the first time I watched it, many years ago.
The 35th anniversary boxset is out now and is a must for any movie fan. Read all about it below and just see how much extras are included!
“Considered one of the most influential gangster films ever made, Scarface’s gritty depiction of Tony Montana’s lethal ambition has made it a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment commemorates the 1984 film’s release with the Scarface Gold Edition available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever, newly remastered Blu-ray™ and DVD on 21st October 2019. The physical releases include a brand-new bonus feature, the Scarface: 35th Anniversary Reunion featuring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer to celebrate the film’s iconic legacy as one of the greatest crime sagas of all time.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is also releasing a Scarface “The World is Yours” Limited Edition gift set which includes the 1983 version of Scarface (excluding DVD), the 1932 version of Scarface on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever and a collectible “The World is Yours” statue replica making it a must-own addition to every film fan’s library.
A masterful collaboration between acclaimed director Brian de Palma (The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Oliver Stone (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Platoon), Scarface features extraordinary performances from a powerhouse cast that includes Academy Award® winner Al Pacino (The Godfather), Academy Award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys, Hairspray), Academy Award® nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (“Blindspot,” The Perfect Storm), Academy Award® nominee Robert Loggia (Jagged Edge) and Steven Bauer (Traffic). The film was nominated for three Golden Globe® Awards (including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score), and was named one of the Top 10 Gangster Films of All Time by the American Film Institute.
In the spring of 1980, the port at Mariel Harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami… wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name… Scarface. Starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana along with Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia, Scarface has become a cultural phenomenon brilliantly directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone.
BONUS FEATURES ON SCARFACE GOLD EDITION & “THE WORLD IS YOURS” LIMITED EDITION ON 4K ULTrA HD, BLU-RAY™ & DVD:
- Scarface: 35th Anniversary Reunion
- Deleted Scenes
- The Scarface Phenomenon – This documentary presents Scarface as a unique phenomenon in cinema history. It explores how a film plagued by controversy leading up to its release has become a Hollywood classic, influencing a whole new generation of filmmakers and leaving a lasting imprint on popular culture.
- The World of Tony Montana – Experience the world of the ultimate gangster and hear from experts on the real world violence, fear and paranoia that surrounds a drug lord.
- The Rebirth – Director Brian De Palma, producer Martin Bregman, actor Al Pacino and screenwriter Oliver Stone revisit the history of Scarface, from the inspiration of the original Howard Hawks classic to the evolution of the script.
- The Acting – Join the filmmakers, Al Pacino and Steven Bauer to discover how each of the roles was cast and how Brian De Palma worked with his actors to get unforgettable performances.
- The Creating – A fascinating, controversial and definitive journey through the making of the film, which began with the production being forced to leave its initial location in Florida. Discover how the chainsaw scene was filmed, learn about the production design, the photography, and the struggle to get the film an “R” rating.
- Scarface: The TV Version – A revealing and hilarious montage of film clips comparing the theatrical version to the network television version of Scarface.
Scarface Gold Edition will be available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever:
- 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for 4X sharper picture than HD, the colour brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio.
- 4K Ultra HD is available with HDR10+™, providing premium HDR picture quality. HDR10+ transforms your watching experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks.
- Blu-ray™ delivers a pristine HD picture and theatre-quality surround sound.
- Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favourite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.”
This anniversary boxset is a must for any film lover and with Christmas around the corner it could be the perfect gift for someone. OK!