Scarface Anniversary Edition

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Scarface...if only the world was yours...

on 8/7/2008

This movie is great, but .... Tony, you killed Manolo! If only Manolo would have lived, Tony could have seen the guy with the dark shades and the shotgun (who can see outside in the dead of night with DARK SUNGLASSES ON ???) The plot is excellent, the acting is perfect and with great emotion and emphasis on looking out for number one, and the cast is very convincing in their respective roles. This movie influenced so many in movies, music, and video games they should encase it in gold and shoot it into space...

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In spring 1980 the port at mariel harbor was opened, and thousands set sail for the USA. 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, but the world will remember him by another name...Scarface!!!


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 40227459
UPC 025192382222
UPC 14 00025192382222
Format DVD
Release Date 7/24/2007
Rating Rating
Character Study
Essential Cinema
Organized Crime
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Brian De Palma's blood-and-sun-drenched saga of a Cuban deportee's rise to the top of Miami's cocaine business has become something of a popular classic since its release; it's been referenced in rap songs and subsequent gangster movies and quoted the world over. Despite this lovefest with the dialogue, the film's brutal violence and lack of positive characters still make it controversial and disliked by certain critics. Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, whose intelligence, guts, and ambition help him skyrocket from dishwasher to the top of a criminal empire but whose eventual paranoia and incestuous desire for his kid sister (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) prove his undoing. Michelle Pfeiffer plays Tony's neglected coke-addicted trophy wife, and Steven Bauer is his concerned friend. F. Murray Abraham, Robert Loggia, and Paul Shenar are some of Tony's sleazy business partners and potential killers. Oliver Stone wrote the expletive-packed screenplay, based on Howard Hawks's 1932 version--which was ostensibly about Al Capone and starred Paul Muni and George Raft. The synth-heavy Giorgio Moroder score expertly evokes the drug-fueled decadence of 1980s Miami, and De Palma provides several of his elaborate set pieces, including a horrific showstopper in a motel room with a chain saw.
Plot Summary
Summary SCARFACE is splattered with so much adrenaline and blood it's a virtual Hawaiian shirt of machismo. A Cuban hustler who immigrates to Miami in the infamous 1980 refugee boatlift wills his way to the top of a cocaine cartel by being more violent than anyone else can possibly imagine--the same drive that leads him to the top ultimately causes his downfall.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the woman."--Tony (Al Pacino) to Manny (Steven Bauer)
Quote "Say hello to my little friend!"--Tony before firing his grenade launcher
New York Times "...The most stylish and provocative -- and maybe the most vicious -- serious film about the American underworld since [THE GODFATHER]....Vivid and arresting." 12/09/1983 p.C18
Variety "...SCARFACE is a grandiose modern morality play....[The film] possesses an engaging topicality and packs a punch..." 11/30/1983
USA Today "...Pfeiffer, now as then, steals the show..." 02/05/1993 p.3D
Entertainment Weekly "...[It's] fun to simply enjoy this amazing Al Pacino vehicle for the bloody, politically incorrect, relentlessly macho potboiler that it is..." 05/23/2003 p.29
Sight and Sound "...Still perhaps De Palma's most genuinely convincing work..." 03/01/2001 p.64
Chicago Sun-Times "...An exciting crime picture....A gallery of wonderful supporting performances....SCARFACE is a wonderful portrait of a real louse..." 09/19/2003 p.38
Total Film "...Pacino plays the odious Tony Montana with a dead-on mix of predatory steel and flawed flashiness..." 04/01/2001 p.106
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...This Brian DePalma butcher block has found a thriving life of its own..." 12/01/2003 p.116
Premiere "[A] brilliant, bloody Prohibition-era gangster movie..." 12/01/2003 p.13
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "It's undoubtedly the larger than life quality of the film which pleases many, but young turk Oliver Stone also delivers a potent screenplay..." 12/01/2006 p.202
Brian De Palma
Michelle Pfeiffer
Robert Loggia
Al Pacino
Steven Bauer
Cast & Crew
Al Pacino - Actor
Robert Loggia - Actor
Steven Bauer - Actor
Michelle Pfeiffer - Actor
Brian DePalma - Director
John A. Alonzo - Director of Photography
Giorgio Moroder - Musical Score
Louis A. Stroller - Producer
Oliver Stone - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1983
Catalog ID 23822
UPC 00025192382222
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 170 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Golden Globe (1984) Giorgio Moroder, Nominee, Best Original Score-Motion Picture,Al Pacino, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama,Steven Bauer, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Actor Pacino,Al
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Time Magazine Exhilarating...
Vincent Canby, New York Times Stylish and Provocative.

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