The humidor's exterior is hand painted and polished with Marshall's trademark ""1000"" coat brilliant finish, and its interior is made of untreated Spanish cedar complete with an analog hygrometer, guaranteed to properly condition and age approximately 100 cigars at optimal humidity levels. Expertly fitted with brass hinges in exemplary Daniel Marshall style and embellished with a custom medallion inspired by the iconic film, each humidor carries a numbered plaque, a certificate of authenticity with the designer's signature, and the Limited Edition Scarface Blu-ray encased in collectible SteelBook packaging with a digital copy of the film, a DVD of the 1932 version of Scarface plus 10 original art cards. The action-packed Blu-ray features an all-new eye-popping remastered picture, explosive 7.1 audio track and never-before-seen bonus features."
Al Pacino has made a lot of memorable films, but he has never acted with such intensity or ruthlessness as he did with Tony "Scarface" Montana. His performance alone is worth the price of the DVD. "Say hello to my little friend!" Michelle Pfeiffer looks great no matter what role she plays. She assumes the role of Pacino's love interest Elvira Hancock. The performance she gives is so great, because she was the first female lead in an film like Scarface, to ever talk back and not take anything from anyone. Her strong will actually challenges Tony, which brings out the best in the character. Steven Bauer was excellent as Tony's best friend and partner Manny. The friendship between him and Pacino is extremely well done, and it is great to watch them get to the top together. Bauer is also down right hillarious with his views on women. The funniest scene in the film is when he attempts to pick up a woman by wiggling his tongue at her, and then he gets slapped. "Lesbian!" Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, and F Murray Abraham are all sensational in their roles as well.
But the film is not only great for the overall story and acting, but for the screenplay as well.Read more ›
The hard-edged script for the film is written by Oliver Stone, who holds nothing back, as usual Directed by Brian De Palma, the movie doesn't flinch at all to tell its story. The film remains a favorite of mine and will leave you with quite a lasting impression. A "remake" of 1932's SCARFACE, in name only, the film is a great character study that's nearly flawless.
To mark the film's 20th anniversary, Universal decided to reissue yet another DVD version of the film. As someone who thought the "collector's edition" already provided great insight into how the film was made--unless they included an audio commentary--why bother? All I can is, I have bad news and good news, in that regard about the 2 disc set. Sadly, there is still no audio commentary track, but the retrospectives in this set, are still worth a look. The set has 88 minutes worth of well produced documentary material Rebirth of the film, the acting in the film, making Scarface, a look at the TV version and the edits that were made, and a look at the film's influences in "Def Jam presents The Origins of a Gangsta". The same 22 minutes worth of deleted scenes from before are here again. Cast and crew notes, and a 5.1 sound mix that sounds great, and is worth the price alone, round out the set.
The 2 disc set is recommended--even without an audio commentary