[News] Pop-Culture Phenomenon SCARFACE Coming to 4K Limited Edition
Courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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 1983 film’s release with the SCARFACE Gold Edition available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever, newly remastered Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on October 15, 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-rayTM 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. The 1932 version of SCARFACE, only available in this exclusive gift set, is newly restored with two versions of the film – the original uncensored version and the alternate version with a different ending.

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 (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 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-RAYTM & 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 in a combo pack (4K Ultra HD+ Blu-rayTM + Digital).

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