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    Unique ID Code: 0000013516
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    Added on: 5/2/2001 19:11
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    Scarface (UK)

    9 / 10
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    He loved the American Dream. With a Vengeance
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 163 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film, in this gripping crime epic inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title.

    Directed by hit-maker Brian DePalma and produced by Martin Bregman who brought both Godfather legends to the screen, Scarface follows the violent career of a small-time Cuban refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami`s cocaine empire. With its intense screenplay by Academy Award winner Oliver Stone, driving musical score by Giorgio Moroder, and superb insights into Miami`s Latin lifestyle, Scarface joins the ranks of Hollywood`s greatest underworld dramas, as it lays bare the sordid power of the American drug scene.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Original documentary about the making of `Scarface`
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono German
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Brian De Palma

    Written By:

    F. Murray Abraham
    Miriam Colon
    Robert Loggia
    Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
    Michelle Pfeiffer
    Steven Bauer
    Al Pacino

    Casting By:
    Alixe Gordin

    Soundtrack By:
    Giorgio Moroder

    Director of Photography:
    John A. Alonzo

    David Ray
    Gerald B. Greenberg

    Costume Designer:
    Patricia Norris

    Production Designer:
    Ferdinando Scarfiotti

    Peter Saphier
    Martin Bregman

    Executive Producer:
    Louis A. Stroller

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    Brian De Palma`s Masterpiece is one of the greatest of all gangster pictures. It has a good transfer, though it has some problems, most of the shots are solid. Great features including 17 minutes of outtakes and a 50 documentary on the making of the film + that excellent trailer for Carlito`s Way. Right now let`s have more De Palma films on DVD please and more HItchock.
    posted by Richard73 on 6/2/2001 01:03
    8 / 10
    Pretty Good All Rounder
    posted by ad6 on 2/3/2001 22:12
    10 / 10
    This is without a doubt `THE GREATEST MOVE EVER`,
    i have seen this well over a dozen times and love it more & more everytime, take some advice, you must watch this film,
    your life will never be the same again.
    If you love gangster movies and games like GTA3:vice city,
    then you will f***in absolutley love this film and never want to puyt it down. There is not one thing i dont like about this film,
    i love music from the film everything about it is just so wicked.
    Go buy it pleease, take this as advice from god.
    posted by Chriswhite on 20/1/2003 01:02
    8 / 10

    Al Pacino excells as gangster Tony Montana in Brian De Palma`s blood soaked gangster master piece. Scarface has been said as one of the greatest gangster films ever made, personally i agree, this excells The Godfather Trilogy, which are good but don`t hit the spot. When watching this film you would never guess that it was directed by Palma and written by Oliver Stone. It feels like a Martin Scorsese movie, though Palma has done a better job, and the screenplay by Stone excellent, though the film does have constant and non-stop swearing (And I thought it was only Tarantino!). A great gangster film all round.


    It`s a great shame that it`s only 2.0 Dolby. 5.1 would have been great DTS would have been even better.


    Again it isn`t that great, let`s hope Universal clears it up when they release it again as a special edition.


    Not much. Only a making of and out-takes, which are rubbish.
    Lets hope that when it comes out again there`s more than this.
    posted by the_film_king on 9/8/2003 23:36
    10 / 10
    Great movie. Al Pacino at his very best. 10/10
    posted by LFC_Lad on 28/8/2003 08:08
    10 / 10
    Quite simply one of the greatest films ever made ... "let me introduce you to my little friend" classic ...
    posted by Boiledbrain on 11/3/2004 10:10