DVD Scarface [DVD] (DVD 42400),
Movie Mars Home Page
Welcome to MovieMars.com!
back to browsing
Region 1 USA/CA (
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.
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 29798
Al Pacino, Alfredo James Pacino, Steven Bauer, Steve Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia
"...The most stylish and provocative -- and maybe the most vicious -- serious film about the American underworld since [THE GODFATHER]....Vivid and arresting."
New York Times
"...SCARFACE is a grandiose modern morality play....[The film] possesses an engaging topicality and packs a punch..."
"...Pfeiffer, now as then, steals the show..."
"...[It's] fun to simply enjoy this amazing Al Pacino vehicle for the bloody, politically incorrect, relentlessly macho potboiler that it is..."
"...Still perhaps De Palma's most genuinely convincing work..."
Sight and Sound
"...An exciting crime picture....A gallery of wonderful supporting performances....SCARFACE is a wonderful portrait of a real louse..."
"...Pacino plays the odious Tony Montana with a dead-on mix of predatory steel and flawed flashiness..."
"...This Brian DePalma butcher block has found a thriving life of its own..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"[A] brilliant, bloody Prohibition-era gangster movie..."
5 stars out of 5 -- "It's undoubtedly the larger than life quality of the film which pleases many, but young turk Oliver Stone also delivers a potent screenplay..."
Be The First To Write A Review
Alfredo James Pacino
Brian De Palma
Brian Russell De Palma
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Add to wishlist
What viewers like you said...
Have you seen this movie?
Be the first to write a review
Also suggested for you...
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
buy now for
Copyright © 2004-2013 Movie Mars, Inc.
All rights reserved. This website and its contents are the exclusive property of Movie Mars, Inc. As such, reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, and any use for commercial purposes, of any portion of the material contained herein, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, trademarks, photographs, video clips and sounds files is strictly prohibited. Portions of this page Copyright 1981 - 2013 Muze, Inc. All rights reserved.