'Scarface' Blu-ray Includes Fan Contest25 Mar, 2011 By: John Latchem
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is giving fans a chance to contribute to the Blu-ray Disc debut of Brian DePalma’s 1983 gangster classic Scarface.
The film chronicles the rise and fall of Cuban drug lord Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino. Due Sept. 6 at $34.98, the Scarface: Special Limited Edition Blu-ray comes with collectible steelbook packaging, 10 exclusive art cards, a digital copy of the film and a DVD of the original 1932 Scarface.
Fans can 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, and the winners will be featured as the exclusive art cards in the Blu-ray set. The designer who garners the highest number of fan votes will become the grand prize winner, and the winning artwork will also be featured on a high-profile billboard in a major U.S. city to promote the release.
Details about the art contest will be available at www.facebook.com/scarfacethemovie.
The Scarface Blu-ray will feature 7.1 audio and several extras, including deleted scenes, the new retrospective documentary The Scarface Phenomenon, several behind-the-scenes featurettes, a look at the Scarface video game and clips from the edited TV version of the film.
In addition, a special limited edition gift set of the Blu-ray will come in a hand-crafted Scarface-themed humidor created by Daniel Marshall. The humidor’s exterior will be hand painted and polished with 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. The gift set is limited to a worldwide run of 1,000 individually numbered pieces at $999.99 each, and comes embellished with custom medallions inspired by the film and a certificate of authenticity.