Al Pacino and Scarface coming to Blu-ray

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the 1983 film SCARFACE,directed by Brian De Palma and starring Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, will be released in a limited-edition Blu-ray with SteelBook packaging, ten exclusive art cards, a digital copy of the film and a DVD of the original 1932 Scarface on September 6, 2011. The film follows a Cuban immigrant in Miami who tries to take over a drug empire in Miami.

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.

Also to celebrate the Blu-ray release fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design SCARFACE-inspired artwork using classic Tony Montana images from the film. Universal will select the Top 25 submissions based on creativity, originality, quality of composition/design and utilization of the SCARFACE theme.  Fans will vote on their favorite 10 submissions which will then be featured as exclusive art cards in the SCARFACE Limited Edition Blu-rayTM. The designer who garners the highest number of fan votes will become the Grand Prize winner, and will have their art featured on both the art card and on a high-profile billboard in a major US city to promote the release.

For more information on how to enter the fan art contest and to be among the first to hear future exciting, exclusive announcements about SCARFACE on Blu-rayTM, join over 3.6 million fans on Facebook and visit

Special features for SCARFACE will include:

Scarface Blu-ray

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BD-Live
    • Pocket Blu
    • Advanced Remote Control
    • Video Timeline
    • Mobile-To-Go
    • 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.

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