Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2011 by Angie Han
Sure, you might think you love Scarface. But do you really love Scarface? Like, say, to the tune of $999.99?
That impressive figure is what it’ll cost you to get the limited-edition Blu-ray of the gangster classic, dropping Sept. 6, and it’s quite a jump from the $19.98 “Widescreen Two-Disc Anniversary Edition” DVD that’s currently on the market. So what does that extra $980.01 get you? Find out after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ultra-luxe Blu-ray will include most of the extras currently on the DVD, as well as a few additional features — a documentary on the film’s place in culture, a picture-in-picture feature, and a scorecard feature that keeps count of the F-bombs dropped and bullets fired. Also included will be a digital copy of the film and the original 1932 black-and-white movie, of which the 1983 Brian De Palma version is a remake. But here’s where it gets really special — you’ll also receive a hand-painted humidor crafted out of untreated Spanish cedar. And best of all, since only 1,000 copies of the $999.99 edition will be made available, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that only 999 other people are are as obsessed with the film as you are and have as much disposable income as you do.
If, on the other hand, you want to show your love for Scarface without dropping quite so much cash, you may want to consider submitting your Scarface-inspired fan art into a contest sponsored by Universal Studios Home Video. The studio will select 25 works, and fans will vote for their top 10. Those 10 pieces will then be made into “art cards” for the limited-edition Blu-ray, and the top vote-getter’s artwork will run on a billboard in a major city. Check out the details on the Scarface Blu-ray Facebook page.
Or, if you love Scarface but are neither artistically inclined nor quite that flush with cash, you can just spring for one of the lesser DVD editions. Universal will be releasing two other Blu-ray versions on the same date — one “regular” edition, which won’t include the digital copy or 1932 film, and one “limited-edition” version, which won’t include the handcrafted humidor or quite the same level of indulgent satisfaction. This limited edition is currently on pre-order at Amazon for a much more manageable $34.98.
Watch the trailer for the Blu-ray release below: