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New Release: Scarface Blu-ray

Due September 6

photo (1983) Dir.: Brian de Palma; Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon, F. Murray Abraham, Harris Yulin. Special Limited Edition Blu-ray. English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/DTS Surround 2.0.

One of the most controversial -- and popular -- gangster films ever made, the nasty 'Scarface" directed by Brain de Palma and starring Al Pacino, is coming to Blu-ray in a special edition (in a stteelcase package for a limited time) for $34.98. Plus the ultimate fan gift: A limited-run "Scarface"-themed humidor specially crafted by the renowned Daniel Marshall for a whopping $999.99.

Considered one of the most influential gangster films ever made, "Scarface's" gritty depiction of Tony Montana's lethal ambition has made it a cultural touchstone that spans generations. Now, fans can experience the film's raw power in the newly restored, high-resolution, high-definition picture and explosive 7.1 audio for the first time ever.

And toi kick off the romotion for the film, Universal is sponsoring a National Fan Art Contest. Fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design "Scarface"-inspired artwork using classic Tony Montana images from the film. Universal will select the Top 25 submissions based on creativity, originality, quality of composition/design and utilization of the "Scarface" theme. Fans will vote on their favorite 10 submissions, which will then be featured as exclusive art cards in the "Scarface" Limited Edition Blu-rayT. The designer who garners the highest number of fan votes will become the Grand Prize winner, and will have their art featured on both the art card and on a high-profile billboard in a major U.S. city to promote the release. For more information on how to enter the fan art contest and to be among the first to hear future exciting, exclusive announcements about "Scarface" on Blu-rayTM, visit

For a limited time only, Scarface Special Limited Edition Blu-ray will come with collectible SteelBook packaging, 10 exclusive art cards, a digital copy of the film and a DVD of the original 1932 "Scarface." $34.98. And, for the ultimate collector and cigar enthusiast, an elegantly hand-crafted "Scarface"-themed humidor will be made available in an exclusive, never-before-available, limited edition. Created by the renowned Daniel Marshall, the humidor's exterior is hand painted and polished with the Marshall's trademark "1000 coat brilliant finish." The interior -- made with untreated Spanish cedar -- will properly condition and age approximately 100 cigars at optimal humidity levels. Limited to 1,000 worldwide, each individually numbered humidor comes embellished with custom medallions inspired by the film and includes a certificate of authenticity. $999.99 (that's right).

Bonus features: "The Scarface Phenomenon" featurette on the film's impact on popular culture; deleted scenes; "The World of Tony Montana" as told by experts on the real world violence, fear and paranoia that surrounds a drug lord; "The Rebirth" featurette on the history of the remake and the original; "The Acting" featurette; "The Creating" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Scarface: The TV Version," a revealing (and hilarious) montage of film clips comparing the theatrical version to the network television version of "Scarface," "The Making of Scarface: The Video Game"; U-Control: "Scarface Scoreboard" lets you keep track of the number of times the "F" word is used and monitor the bullets fired; Picture in Picture allows you to access interview footage of Brian De Palma, Al Pacino, screenwriter Oliver Stone, and others without interruption to the movie experience; also featured is a scene comparison between the 1983 version of "Scarface" and Howard Hawks' original film.