New Scarface DVD DuePlatinum Edition promises better sound and bigger bonus features.
On October 3, 2006, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Scarface: Platinum Edition on DVD. Proclaiming that the collectible two-disc edition will present fans with the opportunity to "experience director Brian De Palma' s ultimate gangster classic like you never have before," the set promises remastered sound and picture quality as well as an exhaustive slate of bonus materials. The set will be available for the MSRP of $29.98.
According to the press release issued by USHE, the film features an entirely new sound effects and audio mix; specifically, "every sound effect in the film has been replaced and digitally remastered for the ultimate Scarface experience." Additionally, the set "offers additional new bonus features and specially designed, highly collectible packaging that combine to make Scarface: Platinum Edition an extraordinary home entertainment event." The two-disc DVD will feature the following extras:
*Scarface Scoreboard: Watch Scarface like never before; keep track of the number of times the f-word is used, and the number of bullets fired
*Deleted Scenes: Over 20 minutes of intense deleted scenes
*The Making of Scarface: The Video Game: immerse yourself in the world of Scarface in this behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the video game
*The World of Tony Montana: experience the decadent world of the ultimate gangster in this all-new feature; revel in Tony's luxurious and extravagant life in the underworld
*Scarface: The Rebirth: actor Al Pacino, director Brian De Palma, producer Martin Bregman, and screenwriter Oliver Stone examine the history of Scarface, from the original 1932 classic to shooting the script
*Scarface: Creating: a fascinating look at the controversial making of Scarface and the triumphs and struggles experienced by its filmmakers, including the filming of the unforgettable chainsaw scene, location changes, the producer's battles to gain an "R" rating and more
*Scarface: Acting: Al Pacino and other cast members offer insider stories and revealing insights into how these legendary characters were created
*Scarface: TV Version Montage: a revealing and hilarious montage of film clips that compare and contrast the theatrical release to the network version of Scarface
In addition to remastered picture and sound, Scarface: Platinum Edition will be presented in anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) and feature the following audio options: English Dolby Digital 5.1 (Producer's Mix); DTS 5.1; Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono; and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Check out an image of the box art for the forthcoming set: