The popularity of Breaking Bad — a sort of alternate Scarface where a Regular American becomes a totally compromised drug trade figure — is probably all Universal needs as encouragement to make a new take on Scarface. Well, that and the enduring popularity of images related to the 1983 film directed by Brian De Palma starring Al Pacino.
Universal has been cooking up a new take on the story of an immigrant’s rise to criminal power, and now has a new writer on board to get the picture closer to a green light. Read More »
Since its release in 1983, Brian De Palma’s Scarface has evolved into much more than a movie. It has become a way of life. A mantra for the young who to aspire to any kind of American dream. A common, pop culture lightning rod for conversations about sex, violence and machismo. What many of the film’s fans don’t realize, though, is De Palma’s film is actually a remake of a 1932 film co-directed by Howard Hawkes. Both films follow a motivated immigrant on his way up in the world of drugs and organized crime and that through line is going to be the basis of yet another Scarface set in modern day. Originally announced in September, this new Scarface just gained a writer, David Ayer. He not only wrote Training Day but also directed Street Kings and Harsh Times. Read about his take on the material and more after the break. Read More »
Don’t call it a remake. Scarface is a tale that has loomed large in cinema since first incarnated in a 1932 film starring Paul Muni, George Raft, and Boris Karloff, a tale elevated to infamy thanks to the 1983 telling by Brian De Palma. Now there will be a third major version as Universal preps a picture that will once again show how an immigrant gangster violently rises to the top of his chosen ‘profession’ thanks to ruthless ambition. Read More »
“Say ‘Hello’ to my little friend!” It’s the most iconic line in Brian De Palma‘s 1983 film Scarface. Immigrant turned millionaire drug dealer Tony Montana (Al Pacino) is feeling the heat as his house is being invaded and, in a moment of genius, picks up a huge ass machine gun with a grenade launcher on it and kills a bunch of bad guys with a single shot.
On the new Scarface Blu-ray hitting stores next week, one of the features is a series of unused takes of Pacino delivering that classic piece of verbal gold. But you don’t have to wait until September 6, you can watch it right now. Read More »
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Grab your little friend, bury your head in a huge cup of coke…a cola and head out to your local theater later this month. On August 31, for one night only, the influential gangster remake Scarface, written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma, is headed back to the big screen. The screening will help celebrate the September 6 Blu-ray release of the film and in addition to the movie itself, which features Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia, audiences will get their first look at a brand new documentary from the Blu-ray which features famous filmmakers talking about how much Scarface has influenced them.
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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.
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During an interview with Ecranlarge, Universal France marketing director Eric Legay revealed that Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park will finally be released on Blu-ray in 2011, along with the other two movies in the franchise (if you care..,). I assume we’ll get single discs and a box set, but no word on new extra features. Legay also revealed that Brian DePalma‘s classic ganster filmScarface will be released on the format this year. Also on the list is a bunch of westerns, including Winchester 73, Shenandoah, High Plains Drifter and another unnamed Clint Eastwood film, as well as some more movies from director Alfred Hitchcock.
Subtonix decided to create a map of the United States by pinpointing the movies which best represent each of the 50 states. For example, New Jersey is Clerks and Kansas is The Wizard of Oz. There will likely be some debate over some of these choices (is Fast Times at Ridgemont High the ultimate representation of California?) but it is an interesting concept none the less. It’s also interesting to note that more Coen Brothers films appear on the map than any other filmmaker. Hit the jump to see the whole map, and click to enlarge.
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Last year we featured Ibraheem Youssef‘s minimalistic movie posters for the films of Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson. The Toronto based designer/art director has returned with a new set of simple and clean poster art for the following movies: Inception, Scarface, and The Big Lebowski. Check out the designs after the jump. You can also purchase prints on the artist’s official website.
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Pajiba has edited another wonderful montage of movie clips, this time compiling the 100 greatest movie insults of all time in under 10 minutes. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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