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  • Manufacturer: Universal Studios
  • UPC #025192103179
  • Model #MHV61118616BR

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    Plot
      Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, an exiled Cuban criminal who goes to work for Miami drug lord Robert Loggia. Montana rises to the top of Florida's crime chain, appropriating Loggia's cokehead mistress (Michelle Pfeiffer) in the process. Howard Hawks' "X Marks the Spot" motif in depicting the story line's many murders is dispensed with in the 1983 Scarface; instead, we are inundated with blood by the bucketful, especially in the now-infamous buzz saw scene. One carry-over from the original Scarface is Tony Montana's incestuous yearnings for his sister Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). The screenplay for the 1983 Scarface was written by Oliver Stone. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Crime
    Movie Level Themes
      Drug Trade, Rise and Fall Stories
    Movie Level Tones
      Paranoid, Forceful, Menacing, Slick, Lurid

    DVD Features

    • Deleted Scenes
    • The World of Tony Montana
    • The Rebirth
    • The Acting
    • The Creating
    • Scarface: The TV Version
    • The Making of Scarface: The Video Game
    Awards
    • 1983--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Steven Bauer-Nominee
    • 1983--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Giorgio Moroder-Nominee
    • 1983--Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Al Pacino-Nominee
    AMG Rating

    Review

      Infinitely quotable and more than a little cartoonish, Brian De Palma's update of Howard Hawks' seminal gangster film revels in its freedom to be larger than life. A work as akin to pop art as any other form, it reworks the crime melodrama in bold, primary colors, mostly blood red. Attracting a great deal of attention for its violence at the time of its release, the controversy overshadowed the fact that everything in the film ran to extremes, including Pacino's performance, the director's visual style (which found him almost reverting to The Fury mode), the dialogue (from a script co-written by Oliver Stone), and most importantly the themes. Scarface focuses on words like "crime" and "America," then lets itself run wild with the associations. That a classically American rise-and-fall story forms the heart of the film is its simplest and best irony. The experience will probably be thrilling to some, particularly those already enthusiastic about De Palma's work, and extremely off-putting to others. Tony Montana may not be an appealing character with which to spend nearly three hours, but there's little chance of forgetting the experience. ~ Keith Phipps, Rovi


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    Blu-Ray Drive or Blu-Ray Player





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