Scarface Blu-ray Release Date in September

Some might say Scarface has “balls of steel” which would be an appropriate description given how Universal is treating his September 6, 2011 debut on Blu-ray Disc.

Al Pacino as Scarface will arrive on Blu-ray in a new limited edition package containing new bonus features, 10 collectible cards, a digital copy, and a SteelBook case like the ones prevalent overseas but rare here in North America. Not to be shunned is the actual film whose video and audio have both been restored and will be presented in 1080p resolution and 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, respectively.

The Scarface collectible cards will be designed by fans who can submit their artwork or vote for the 10 winners at the official Scarface Facebook page. The top winner will not only have their artwork on one of the cards but also on a billboard in a major US city to promote the release.

Bonus features on the Scarface: Limited Edition Blu-ray include the following:

  • NEW: 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.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 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
    • 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.

Watch the Scarface on Blu-ray announcement trailer and check out the SteelBook packaging below. I’ll pass along Amazon’s pre-order link when it goes live.


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