Scarface

Scarface

DVD - 2016
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Pacino plays a ruthless Cuban gangster involved in a cocaine empire, in this violent crime epic inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: FIC Scarf
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (170 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: balafré [DVD]

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Maoisdead
Sep 21, 2018

"Scarface" is one of those must see films that everyone who loves crime thrillers needs to see, if only for the intense character portrait of crime.
It is a serious, often hilarious peek under the rock where nightmares strut in $800 suits and Armageddon lies around the next twist of treason.

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Bang_On
May 04, 2018

No conflict here. I hate this movie.

Al Pacino's Tony Montana was terrible. Pacino is a grossly over-rated actor whose career has gone on for far too long now. He really should have stuck to playing such roles as a gay-wannabe like he did in Cruising. Yeah. That's the only sort of part that I think Pacino is most suitable for.

For nearly 3 hours (!) this stupid movie did nothing but bask and wallow in a gross excess and unpleasantness and then, in the end, offered no new insights, except that (get this!) "crime doesn't pay" (which isn't any sort of new news at all).

If you honestly want to see an excellent production of Scarface (and some superb acting, as well), then check out the original version, starring Paul Muni, from 1932. It puts everything about this inferior, up-dated film to absolute shame.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

One of the top gangster movies!

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MontMoroc
Sep 15, 2017

Highly entertaining off-the-wall production!! DePalma at his wildest!! Pacino hysterically magnificent (THIS is the one his "Oscar" should have come for) and the 80s' production values and Moroder music are just fantastic.

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Calvacade
Aug 08, 2017

One of the best gangster movies of all time. Al Pacino shines as Tony Montana a ruthless cocaine crime boss.

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VonHafenstaaad
Apr 27, 2017

Scarface is an incredible film about the darker side of the American dream, about wanting excess stuff. Brian De Palma's take is incredible. Al Pacino performance is up their with the great gangster performances of all time. This film has a long run time but it goes by really quick especially the last hour. This is not only one of the most quoted movies of all time but truly a must see film.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 11, 2016

SCARFACE is a classic, no question. But with classics, I expect a serious tone. Sure, SCARFACE is a serious story, too, but with an unintentionally hilarious streak, owing to Pacino's over-the-top performance as Tony Montana. I enjoyed it. My only complaint is the severely abrupt ending that everyone's already seen by the time they get around to watching the film as a whole. Anyone who can handle the language and drug use and violence will probably enjoy SCARFACE.

7duffy Sep 24, 2015

Not as bad as I originally thought. However, it does suffer from a terribly dated soundtrack. Al Pacino's performance, is indeed, "over the top".

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Greta1andlucy2
Feb 01, 2015

Al Pacino is a great actor, but this film is a horrid example for all the Mexicans/Latinos who are coming into the USA. A lot of them think of Tony Montana as their idol. It is a great example of what is still wrong in this world. If you'd like to be depressed for 2-3 hours, this is good for it.

Mocha6ft3 Apr 03, 2012

I was thinking while watching this movie, that it nevers seems to get old or boring. And like many people i have seen it a few times. The new "Platinum Edition" has a much better sound than the first edition. Making this already classic film worthy to play on your HOMETHEATER. The action, guns, music and vocals all sound fuller and your subwoofer now adds to the excitement. I like this movie, of course, and give it 5 stars!!!! For improved sound. Lobster,shrimp, shrimp fried rice and lemon ice tea.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Tony Montana: The only thing in this world that gives orders... is balls.

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bdls206
Aug 06, 2011

Tony Montana: You wanna waste my time? Okay. I call my lawyer. He's the best lawyer in Miami. He's such a good lawyer, that by tomorrow morning, you gonna be working in Alaska. So dress warm.

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bdls206
Aug 06, 2011

Tony Montana: You know what capitalism is? Getting f**ked!

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bdls206
Aug 05, 2011

Tony Montana: What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of f**kin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f**kin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." So... what that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!

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bdls206
Aug 05, 2011

Tony Montana: You wanna f**k with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!

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bdls206
Aug 05, 2011

Tony Montana: I'm Tony Montana! You f**k with me, you f**kin' with the best!

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bdls206
Aug 05, 2011

Frank Lopez: Who would want to kill me?
Elvira: The catcher on your little league team.
Frank Lopez: That son of a b**tch, he didn't get a base hit all season! I ought to kill him!

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bdls206
Aug 05, 2011

Tony Montana: I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.

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bdls206
Aug 05, 2011

Tony Montana: I kill a communist for fun, but for a green card, I gonna carve him up real nice.

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allisonarth
Aug 04, 2010

Say hello to my little friend.

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bdls206
Aug 06, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Aug 06, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Aug 06, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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corydee2
Nov 05, 2007

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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corydee2
Nov 05, 2007

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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SilverRembrandt Dec 01, 2013

SilverRembrandt thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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bdls206
Aug 06, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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corydee2
Nov 05, 2007

corydee2 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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zacharymccoy
Apr 07, 2014

This title is doubtlessly the The "Jesus" movie of the Abbotsford crowd.

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bdls206
Aug 05, 2011

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (Cartel not Mafia)

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