Speaking of Crazy: BR edition of Scarface for $1,000?

April 2, 2011 by  
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Now we’ve seen all manner of special edition Blu-Ray HD movies recently, and we applaud the movement to release special editions of movies on BR, but this report may be crossing the line a bit: a $999 edition of the film with only 1,000 copies produced? Yes, according to reports, it’s true.

The Blu-ray edition of Brian De Palma’s 1983 gangster classic Scarface debuts September 6, 2011 and will only have 1,000 copies pressed, is indeed special but perhaps a little too much for many even devoted fans. What do you get for this this sum? A disc encased in ‘SteelBook’ packaging, a digital copy of the film, the 1932 edition of Scarface starring George Muni regarded as pretty good, 10 art cards featuring scenes from the film; and a hand-crafted Scarface-themed humidor.

Here’s a hot tip: Amazon is now selling the $999 edition for just $699. Does this make the decision easier? Let us know if you buy one!

Limited Edition: Scarface Blu-Ray coming in September

March 24, 2011 by  
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We do love to cover the great classics coming in HD Blu-Ray sometimes, and now we bring you the joyous news of yet another great classic film coming to BR: Scarface.

Brian DePalma’s gangster epic of a cuban immigrant’s coming to the US, rising to become a huge drug lord and slow descent into greed and self-destruction is one of the great guy opus films of all time, and it’s coming this fall when Universal releases the Scarface Limited Edition Blu-ray.

It’ll be be slick too: Steelbook packaging, 7.1 DTS-HD audio, art cards from the film, and even the 1932 original version of Scarface on DVD is included.

Universal’s packed in lots of extras on the disc too, including a couple of add-ons that keep track of both F-bombs spoken and bullets fired during the film, plus picture-in-picture analysis with director Brian De Palma, Al Pacino, Screenwriter Oliver Stone (now that should make some extra time viewing for any Scarface fan).