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“Experience ‘Scarface’ like you’ve always wanted with an entirely new audio track. Every sound effect has been replaced and remixed for the ultimate ‘Scarface’ experience. Prepare for bigger guns, bigger explosions and bigger sound. The epic gangster phenomenon lives on – with a vengeance – in this 2-disc Platinum Edition that will blow you away.”
“Scarface: Platinum Edition” is rated R.
All that being said, there are parts of the film that I enjoyed a lot. It’s an interesting and classical rise and fall story of a character. It’s also set against a unique backdrop of an influx of Cuban criminals in 1980. The supporting cast is also star studded. It includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, and more. The script was also written by Oliver Stone. And the violence, while shockingly over-the-top at times, still holds against action movies today.
I’d recommend “Scarface” to anyone that likes gangster movies, crime movies, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian DePalma, or Oliver Stone. You should be well pleased with this film. However, if you have a short attention span, pass on it.
Most of the bonus features on this DVD were released on the version that came out in 2003. There are 22 minutes of deleted scenes, three ‘making of’ featurettes, and a comparison between the TV version and the theatrical version. New this time around is a counter that keeps track of how many times ‘f**k’ and its variants are said in the movie along with the number of gunshots. Another new featurette is entitled “The World of Tony Montana” and it discusses the drug underworld and the gangs that run it. This is discussed by such experts as former DEA agents and the editor of Maxim. (You read that right.) The final bonus feature is a special on the making of the “Scarface” video game. Like the movie, it has a surprisingly strong cast including Ice-T, Michael Rappaport, Robert Loggia, and more. (It doesn’t appear that Al Pacino reprises his role.) So if you already own the DVD, this is what it has to offer you.