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on 1 January 2017
A truly iconic eighties movie featuring a young Al Pacino on top form as Tony Montana. Scarface tells the story of his rise from hustler to gangster kingpin in this ultra-violent no holds barred epic. I think it could easily be said that this movie created a genre and became the inspiration for so many TV shows, movies and video games which are now well-established in pop-culture; Miami Vice and the Grand Theft Auto games, Vice City in particular to name just two.
I bought the 2 disc DVD which has an interesting special feature: Scarface - the TV version, with all of the swearing dubbed over, most of the violence removed and a load of additional or alternate scenes added to the movie. For me, it almost turns Scarface into a comedy: "So where'd you get the beauty scar, tough guy? Eatin' pineapple?".
Definitely worth a watch... at least once!