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Scarface 1983

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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,Robert Loggia
Runtime:
2 hours, 49 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Director Brian De Palma
Starring Al Pacino, Robert Loggia
Supporting actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Paul Shenar, F. Murray Abraham
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Mar. 2005
Format: DVD
Scarface is one of those rare, rare film experiences you'd be hard-pushed not to enjoy. Brain De Palma's 1983 remake of the 1930's flick had all the ingredients of a classic: a great script, a defining soundtrack and a leading actor in his all-time prime. Al Pacino's performance as Cuban gangster Tony Montana has now almost received iconic status among film fans. Few would deny that Pacino's take on cocaine-snorting Montana is not one of his career best. Scarface is seen nowadays as one of the top gangster films, maybe not in the same ilk as say The Godfather, but still a thoroughly entertaining piece of cinema. This 2 Disc Special Edition, although not loaded with features, still should be part of any respectable DVD collection out there.
For those unfamiliar with the story, Scarface follows the path of Tony Montana, a charismatic Cuban refugee, who arrives in Miami looking for the American dream. Tony's up-front and tough personality makes him go right to the top of the cocaine underworld. However, no one, as they say, stays at the top forever. There are consequences to his success, and as Tony learns, money and power can't give you everything. A special mention should go to Michelle Pfeiffer, who superbly plays Tony's love, in what was her first major film role.
The sound and picture quality was in my eyes the highlight of this DVD package. The new digital transfer was near flawless, and the comparisons between this and the old VHS are unbelievable to be honest. Hearing Pacino talk so clearly in that hilarious accent of his was a delight and the famous 'Say Hello To My Leetle Friend' ending blows you away with all the sound.
The extras shown on disc 2 are not in abundance, but what you get here is quality not quantity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cole on 1 Dec. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
I have just received my special edition scarface blu ray box set and am very impressed. All of the contents are of a very high quality, the box contains high quality picture postcards of the main cast, Tony Montana's "green card" a Tony Motana dollor along with a booklet of the famous scenes, and, a money clip engraved with the initials T M (in the style on the back of his chair). All this and three copies of the movie, blu ray, dvd and digital, all presented in a cuban wood effect cigar box. I was lucky enough to get this on a black friday lightning deal, however, that being said in my opinion well worth the full ticket price.
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Scarface The World is Yours
This seminal eighties gangster movie is both a product of its time and a put down of the industry that created it.
All Pacino excellent in a largely repulsive role, he by his own admission plays Tony Montana in 'two dimensions',
He is supported very ably a profane script (which no apology should be made for-if you can't cope with the 'F' word, don't buy this.
His co-stars across the board are excellent-Michelle Pfeiffer, then a rising star, Steven Bauer, again on the rise.
The older stars predominately working actors whom got given a larger audience through their exposure on Scarface.
Mark Margolis as Alberto, Robert Loggia as Frank (Montana's sponsor), the late Paul Shenar as Alexander Soza , Pacino's friend and enemy. Mary Elizabeth Mastronatio as Gina, Tony's sister.

Beautifully lit by John A Alonzo, edited and embroiled in controversy (much as Pacino's Cruising had been three years earlier), this gangster movie has grown in stature , after a critical hammering.
After 1st seeing this movie on video, then wide screen video, and then DVD and finally blu ray.
Which finally does John A Alonzo's lighting some real justice and Brian De Palma's direction justice.

This cigar box set is worth buying if you are die hard Scarface fan, in a faux cigar box set-containing photograph
This, a money clip and a Green card .
Three versions of Scarface (blu ray, digital and DVD of 1932 original).

Well worth looking out for but don't pay silly money for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Owb on 11 Jan. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Scarface is a classic movie that every adult should watch at some time and enjoy.
i wanted to watch the movie in blue ray ,i have the movie on dvd and for a film this good it is well worth buying again.
the movie has been transfered to blue ray very well ,the picture is sharp and colour ful and it is like watching a new film,if you have it on dvd.
i brought this blue ray from a well known supermarket because i just wanted the blue ray not the dvd and digital on this set .well worth buying 5 stars.
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By Graham on 26 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
the time is 1980, the place Miami. An influx of Cuban refugees. One of them, Tony Montana, played brilliantly by Al Pacino, is destined to become one of the biggest crime lords of that time. It starts in the refugee camp. Along with his friend, Manny, played by Steven Bauer, they undertake a contract killing to obtain a green card. He quickly climbs up the ranks, and is soon running his own crime ring.

This film is violent and deserves it's 18 rating, but it's about gangsters. It's supposed to be violent. Just don't watch the TV version! It's possibly Al Pacino's best film.

There has been some bad reviews for this blu ray release. While it is not as good as new releases, in terms of quality, it is still good, having good black levels and natural looking colours. There is a very fine layer of grain in some of the interior shots, but not enough to distract the viewer, and it is very possible that this is how it looked in cinemas, so it would be the source material, not the blu ray transfer. The outside shots are bright and have strong colours, being shot in Miami.

The transfer is in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1. And the sound is in 5.1.
Overall, this blu ray release is better than the dvd. If you've never seen this film, buy this blu ray and enjoy!
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