Scarface To Say Hello To His Little Friends On Blu-Ray This September
By David Wharton
Fans of Al Pacino, violence, and bad Cuban accents will get an early Christmas gift this fall, because Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced a limited edition Blu-ray release for Scarface on September 6th. The classic De Palma gangster flick has been remastered with high-definition picture and 7.1 audio, and the Blu-ray will be jam-packed with extras, including ten exclusive art cards and a DVD copy of the original 1932 version of Scarface. And if you'd like to relax with a fine cigar while you watch Pacino chew the scenery, fans will also be able to pick up a limited run of Scarface-themed humidors in which to store your stogies. As the press release explains:
For the ultimate collector and cigar enthusiast, an elegantly hand-crafted Scarface-themed humidor will be made available in an exclusive, never-before-available, limited edition. Created by the renowned Daniel Marshall, the humidor’s exterior is hand painted and polished with the Marshall’s trademark “1000 coat brilliant finish.” The interior -- made with untreated Spanish cedar -- will properly condition and age approximately 100 cigars at optimal humidity levels. Limited to 1,000 worldwide, each individually numbered humidor comes embellished with custom medallions inspired by the iconic film and includes a certificate of authenticity.
You can check out the Blu-ray trailer and the full specs for the bonus features below.
The Scarface Phenomenon -- This all-new 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.
The Making of Scarface: The Video Game: Immerse yourself in the world of Scarface in this behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the video game.
U-CONTROL FEATURES ON THIS BLU-RAY DISC:
Scarface Scoreboard -- Watch Scarface like never before. Keep track of the number of times the “F” word is used and monitor the bullets fired!
Picture in Picture -- Access interview footage of Brian De Palma, Al Pacino, screenwriter Oliver Stone, and others without interruption to the movie experience. Also featured is a scene comparison between the 1983 version of Scarface and Howard Hawks’ original film.
BD-LIVE -- Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more.
pocket BLU app -- USHE’s groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Smartphone, Android, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player and offers advanced features such as:
Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to mobile devices or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard to facilitate such Blu-ray features as chatting with friends and sending messages.