One of the most influential gangster epics of all time, Scarface is the rags-to-riches story of Cuban immigrant Tony "Scarface" Montana, who finds wealth, power and passion beyond his wildest dreams - at a price he never imagined. From acclaimed director Brian De Palma (Carlito's Way) and Oscarr-winning writer Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July), this action-packed Blu-ray features an eye-popping remastered picture, explosive 7.1 audio track and exclusive bonus features. A modern-day classic, Scarface stars Academy Awardr winner Al Pacino (The Godfather) in an unforgettable performance as one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film and Academy Awardr nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys).
This sprawling epic of bloodshed and excess, Brian De Palma's update of the classic 1932 crime drama by Howard Hawks, sparked controversy over its outrageous violence when released in 1983. Scarface is a wretched, fascinating car wreck of a movie, starring Al Pacino as a Cuban refugee who rises to the top of Miami's cocaine-driven underworld, only to fall hard into his own deadly trap of addiction and inevitable assassination. Scripted by Oliver Stone and running nearly three hours, it's the kind of film that can simultaneously disgust and amaze you (critic Pauline Kael wrote "this may be the only action picture that turns into an allegory of impotence"), with vivid supporting roles for Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Robert Loggia. --Jeff Shannon