News: Scarface back in theaters on Aug. 31

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In anticipation of the Blu-ray debut of Scarface on Sept. 6, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and NCM Fathom will present a special screening of the 1983 cocaine-fueled crime film in 475 movie theaters across the country for one night only, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m.

Starring Al Pacino (Carlito’s Way), written by Oliver Stone (Platoon) and directed by Brian De Palma (Blow Out), Scarface has lost none of its impact, intensity and over-the-top fury, so fans who’ve never seen it in the theater should jump on this opportunity to catch the film in all its widescreen glory.

Scarface arrives in theaters with a new restored high-definition picture and enhanced audio, just as it will appear on Blu-ray when it hits the street a week later. The film will play in theaters nationwide via a newly developed digital cinema projection system.

Also scheduled for the screening in theaters along with the film is the premiere of a 20-minute featurette on the enduring popularity and influence of Scarface. The featurette is one of many supplemental extras that appear on Universal’s Blu-ray disc.

Tickets are available at the Fathom Events website.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.