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Scarface DVD remake... WHEN?

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Mark Soriano

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Posted September 05 2001 - 10:11 PM

The current condition of this film is horrible. When can we expect a cleaned up version for people who love this movie and deserve it to be at its best?
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Dominik Droscher

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Posted September 06 2001 - 12:44 AM

I watched the RC2 version a while ago and although I didn't like the movie and just watched the first half of it the video quality was very good considering that it is an early 80s movie.

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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   MikeEckman



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Posted September 06 2001 - 04:11 AM

Universal has no plans at this time to revisit Scarface...although I agree with you, it does need it.
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Derek U

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Posted September 06 2001 - 04:31 AM

What's wrong with the current release? I thought it was decent enough. Personally, aside from Pacino, I didn't really like the film. I think revisiting films should be worried about after the ones not even out yet get released.

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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted September 06 2001 - 02:26 PM


Are you seriously refering to the Region 1 Scarface release?
This might be the lowest quality DVD release to date. I would really like to know why Universal doesn't plan on releasing this anytime soon. Isn't Universal the "King" of re-releases?

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Frank_W


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Posted September 06 2001 - 03:00 PM

I have to agree with Dave H.. I felt that
this was a very poor transfer. I have no
idea regarding the R2 version, but it is
very possible that it was 'cleaned' up.

Unfortunately Universal has ignored Scarface,
a movie that I really enjoy. I have watched this
more times than I would like to admit.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted September 06 2001 - 03:59 PM

This dvd looks just like they transferred an old wide-screen vhs copy onto dvd! Absolutly aweful! I could really use that puke smiley right thier.

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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Mathias Klemme

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Posted September 06 2001 - 04:18 PM

I recently got the RC2/4 version (which is very cheap too, at www.ezydvd.com.au or www.play247.com) and it looks and sounds great!

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Barry_B_B


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Posted September 07 2001 - 04:09 AM

For a different twist on Scarface (the original) check out the Soul Cinema series, Black Ceasar starring Fred "The Hammer" Williamson. The story is nearly identical.

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Ben_J_L


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Posted September 07 2001 - 05:29 AM

Jeez! The R2 version of Scarface is great, it has an Anamorphic 2:35.1 transfer, Dolby digital 4.1 mix - i think, and making of featurette and other stuff.

PS and yes, the print was cleaned significantly for the R2 release, - so boo sucks to you R1!

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Adams

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Posted September 07 2001 - 01:43 PM

Yes, Scarface ABSOLUTELY needs to be remastered and rereleased on dvd. It is my favorite movie of all time. The fist dvd is absoultely terrible. The picture is grainy and washed out and the sound is awful. Everytime I watch this movie on dvd, I have to change all the settings on my home theater system just to get it to look and sound half way decent.

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