Posted Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 12:10 PM PDT by Tom Landy
Check out the humidor, winning art card images, and more for the highly anticipated Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's landmark 1983 crime drama this September!
As previously reported, Universal Studios is preparing 'Scarface' for a Blu-ray release on September 6.
Considered one of the most influential gangster films ever made, 'Scarface’s' gritty depiction of Tony Montana’s lethal ambition has made it a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Now, fans can experience the film’s raw power in the newly restored, high-resolution, high-definition picture and explosive 7.1 audio for the first time ever. Exclusive new bonus content created especially for this release reveals the film’s iconic legacy as one of the greatest crime sagas of all time. For a limited time only, 'Scarface Special Limited Edition' Blu-rayTM comes with collectible SteelBookTM packaging, ten exclusive art cards, a digital copy of the film and a DVD of the original 1932 'Scarface,' making it a must-own addition to every film fan’s library.
And, 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.
“Nearly 30 years after it first exploded onto the screen, Scarface stands as a cultural icon with a passionate and growing fan base that continues to exert an enduring influence on not just moviemakers but artists across the entire pop-culture landscape,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “Now, for the first time ever, fans of this jewel in the Universal crown can enjoy Scarface with the spectacular picture and sound quality that only Blu-rayTM provides.”
A masterful collaboration between acclaimed director Brian de Palma ('The Untouchables,' 'Carlito’s Way') and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Oliver Stone ('Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,' 'Platoon'), 'Scarface' features extraordinary performances from a powerhouse cast that includes Academy Award® winner Al Pacino ('The Godfather'), Academy Award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer ('The Fabulous Baker Boys,' 'Hairspray'), Academy Award® nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ('The Color of Money,' 'The Perfect Storm'), Academy Award® nominee Robert Loggia ('Jagged Edge') and Steven Bauer ('Traffic'). The film was nominated for three Golden Globe® Awards (including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score), and was named one of the Top 10 Gangster Films of All Time by the American Film Institute.
To celebrate the film’s Blu-rayTM debut, fans were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design Scarface-inspired artwork using classic Tony Montana images from the film. Fans have now voted on their favorites to be featured as exclusive art cards in the 'Scarface Limited Edition' Blu-rayTM.
The winners are:
Grand Prize Winner – Adolfo Maalindog (Gainesville, FL)
#2 – Macaulay Whiting (North Hollywood, CA)
#3 – Dean Simpson (Charleroi, PA)
#4 – Ty Webster (Massillon, OH)
#5 – Kris Kuhn (Medicine Hat, AB Canada)
#6 – Moises Arguello (Whittier, CA)
#7 – Andrea Mandarino (Huntington Station, NY)
#8 – Adam Paige (Omaha, NE)
#9 – Trevor Molag (North Vancouver, BC Canada)
#10 – Michael Avent (Greenbrier, TN)
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.98 and the Humidor Gift Set is $999.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Scarface' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 6.
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