We all know the tale: A Cuban refugee
lands in Miami and after blood (lot of
blood) sweat, and few tears takes over
the huge Florida drug scene. Stars some
actor named Al Pacino and he sniffs a
molehill of coke in the end!
Michele Phiffer stars as the woman he
wants so desperately to please and the
A lot of people have the movie poster
in their house and/or room including
your favorite stars!
Yeah Scarface is back on the DVD shelves
with a special edition with some goods
to please and the feature redone in digital
full frame format (aspect ratio 1.33:1)
and Dolby sound.
Tony contemplates having
a desk made out of cocaine.
The special goods include five featurettes
about the movie: Def Jam Presents: Origins
Of A Hip-Hop Classic, Scarface: The Rebirth,
Scarface: Acting, Scarface: Creating,
and Scarface: The TV Version. They also
bring you some raw and rare deleted scenes
from the film.
The Def Jam featurette brings some of
Hip-Hop’s biggest stars together
to talk about the impact the movie Scarface
had on the Hip-Hop community and why
people like so much! Stars like Fat Joe,
Chef, P. Diddy, and Eve tell their own
accounts and it brings the Scarface references
to the forefront playing the tunes while
the rappers spill their stories it’s
Scarface: Acting lets you see how the
actors built the characters and got
the actual roles. Steven Bauer (Manolo)
in particular is excellent in his part
giving vivid details of the chemistry
the group had and the relationship
he and Al had. The featurette also
gives you behind the scenes details
and how the actors helped script the
Scarface: Creating opens the door to
the trials the producers and directors
went through to get the movie made and
done. From moving the production from
Miami to Los Angeles to getting the “R” Rating
you hear all the happenings.
Scarface: The TV Version breaks down
how the actually cleaned up the vulgar
and violent nature for the television
screen. With over 150 F-bombs in the
script and guns and chainsaws in the
movie this was no easy feat.
The Deleted scenes are ok; with about
three real scenes I could see being prevalent
enough to put into the film. The editor
really didn’t do a bad job after
all as most of the stuff at best just
let’s you see the actor’s
retakes and mannerisms. You like seeing
them though as you know their will never
be a sequel to this classic.
Not too much to say the Two Disc Edition
is great and gives you a little more
love from your favorite movie and its
creators. The featurettes are great although
short (15-20 minutes) and they give you
some interesting tidbits. The deleted
scenes were ok not spectacular (I guess
the shot well the first time!). The Hip-Hop
featurette was very good and was a nice
gesture, giving some respect and credit
to the community that helps keep the
movie in the spotlight and off the shelves.
The rappers were saying things you could
relate to and it was cool to see the
relation being bridged.
I’ll give the DVD 4.5 stars, definitely
worth the cop and a must have for the
collection. You can watch the critically
and hood acclaimed flick anytime and
the special features are just a bonus!
The title screams at you “You f—kin
with me! You f—kin with da best!"