Summary: It’s hard to imagine today that De Palma had a constant struggle in order to get an R rating for the film. While still a fairly violent film, nothing in this movie would be considered as taboo today. In fact, the film has often been commended for accurately depicting a culture. Of course, we’re not talking ethnic culture but the cocaine culture that made Miami one of the most violent cities in the country during the 1980′s. Montana is a different kind of villain.
Summary: Universal have a history of giving Scarface underwhelming treatment on home video, which is a tradition that they've come close to continuing here. Their HD presentation just about delivers, so long as you're not a fan of lossless original audio, but there is very little "produce" in the Extra Features department beyond the same old Making Of documentary that Universal have been flogging to death for over thirteen years now.
Conclusion: Scarface may not be king, but as the mad prince of gangster cinema, it still wields frightening sway over its subjects, even some twenty-eight years after its release. Love it or loathe it, De Palma's crime epic is a tour de force, Stone's script remains one of his most startling, and Pacino's performance holds everything in its orbit. Universal's Blu-ray release captures it all well.
Excerpt: The remake of Scarface is a sprawling crime saga that follows the betrayal and loss that a single man endures; it is a coked-up version of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II without a family to feel sympathy for. So who better to carry the torch of crime into the decadent 1980s than Michael Corleone himself, Al Pacino?
Summary: Brian De Palma’s Scarface is een van Hollywoods allerbeste gangsterdrama’s, waarin Al Pacino de hoofdrol neerzet van de meedogenloze gangster Tony ‘Scarface’ Montana. De film volgt de gewelddadige carrière van Scarface, een kleine misdadiger die als Cubaanse vluchteling in Amerika komt en zich in korte tijd opwerkt naar de hoogste gelederen van het cocaïne-imperium van Miami.
Conclusion: Contenuti extra Extra Blu-ray: analisi del fenomeno del film nel mondo, scene eliminate, vari focus su produzione, recitazione, la creazione dell'opera, la creazione del gioco, la censura dei dialoghi per la versione televisiva americana. Visione Picture-In-Picture con approfondimenti sulla lavorazione. Secondo disco, DVD-5, con interviste al cast della serie tv di “Romanzo Criminale”, al regista Paolo Sorrentino e riflessioni da parte dello scrittore Roberto Saviano.