Scarface (1983)

UK Dvd  |  Videos
Al Pacino  |  Michelle Pfeiffer

1983, 170 MINS, US, Colour

  • Dir: Brian De Palma
  • Prod: Martin Bregman, Peter Sophier
  • Scr: Oliver Stone
  • Ph: John A. Alonzo
  • Ed: Jerry Greenberg, David Ray
  • Mus: Giorgio Moroder
  • Art Dir: Ed Richardson

    CAST:

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

    (Universal)


    Scarface, 1983


    Click here to buy posters!
    Click here to buy posters!

    Scarface is a grandiose modern morality play, excessive, broad and operatic at times. Film's origins lie in the 1932 Howard Hughes production directed by Howard Hawks and adapted by Ben Hecht from the novel by Armitage Trail. Contours of the saga are very similar to those of the original, as the nearly three-hour effort charts the rise and fall of an ambitious young thug who for awhile becomes the highest shot in gangsterdom, but ultimately is just too dumb to stay at the top.

    Docu prolong recounts how some 25,000 criminals entered the United States in 1980 during the boatlift from Mariel harbor in Cuba. Among them, per this fiction, was one Tony Montana (Al Pacino), who impresses local Miami kingpin Robert Loggia. Thanks to the fact that he has nerves of steel and ice in his veins, Pacino moves up fast in the underworld and establshes a crucial personal link with Bolivian cocaine manufacturer Paul Shenar.

    All this is brought off by scripter Oliver Stone and director Brian De Palma in efficient, sometimes stylish fashion.

    Performances are all extremely effective, with Pacino leading the way. Michelle Pfeiffer does well with a basically one-dimensional role as blonde WASP goddess. Shenar is outstanding as the cool, well-bred Bolivian.


    4 STARS OUT OF 5


    _________________________________________________________________________________




  • Release date: 06-09-2004
  • Format: DVD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Catalogue Number: 8228696
  • Label: Universal


  • Brian De Palma's blood-and-sun-drenched saga of a Cuban deportee's rise to the top of Miami's cocaine business has become something of a popular classic since its release; it's been referenced in rap songs and subsequent gangster movies and quoted the world over. Despite this lovefest with the dialogue, the film's brutal violence and lack of positive characters still make it controversial and disliked by certain critics. Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, whose intelligence, guts, and ambition help him skyrocket from dishwasher to the top of a criminal empire but whose eventual paranoia and incestuous desire for his kid sister (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) prove his undoing. Michelle Pfeiffer plays Tony's neglected coke-addicted trophy wife, and Steven Bauer is his concerned friend. F. Murray Abraham, Robert Loggia, and Paul Shenar are some of Tony's sleazy business partners and potential killers. Oliver Stone wrote the expletive-packed screenplay, based on Howard Hawks's 1932 version--which was ostensibly about Al Capone and starred Paul Muni and George Raft. The synth-heavy Giorgio Moroder score expertly evokes the drug-fueled decadence of 1980s Miami, and De Palma provides several of his elaborate set pieces, including a horrific showstopper in a motel room with a chain saw.


    Specifications:


    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    Audio Details: Dolby Digital
    Languages: English (5.1) / DTS
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Region 2 / PAL / Colour
    Running Time Approx 2 Hrs 44 Mins


    _________________________________________________________________________________



  • Price: 5.99
    UK Sterling (new) (includes UK postage & packaging)

    To reserve this item please e-mail by clicking here and include country ordering from. I will then get back to you within 24 hours with availability, price including postage and methods of payment (paypal, cheque, which is preferred, po etc.).


  • Also available: amazon.co.uk


    _________________________________________________________________________________



    scarface videos
    al pacino | michelle pfeiffer

    yul brynner  |  christopher plummer  |  romy schneider
    the godfather  |  the godfather part ii
    marlon brando  |  james caan  |  diane keaton | al pacino
    laurence olivier | clark gable | vivien leigh | leslie howard | alfred hitchcock | robert montgomery | grace kelly
    olivia de havilland | humphrey bogart | howard hawks | frank capra | charlie chaplin | lauren bacall | fritz lang
    jean harlow | greta garbo | ava gardner | audrey hepburn | edward g. robinson | john garfield
    erich von stroheim | wim wenders | madeleine carroll | marlene dietrich | rita hayworth



    scarface dvds



    scarface videos



    scarface

    uk dvd | videos

    al pacino | michelle pfeiffer

    yul brynner | christopher plummer | romy schneider

    the godfather | the godfather part ii
    marlon brando | james caan | diane keaton | al pacino
    laurence olivier | clark gable | vivien leigh | leslie howard | alfred hitchcock | robert montgomery | grace kelly
    olivia de havilland | humphrey bogart | howard hawks | frank capra | charlie chaplin | lauren bacall | fritz lang
    jean harlow | greta garbo | ava gardner | audrey hepburn | edward g. robinson | john garfield
    erich von stroheim | wim wenders | madeleine carroll | marlene dietrich | rita hayworth







    Page created by: ihuppert5@aol.com
    Changes last made: 2004