Stars Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham and producer Martin Bregman will celebrate the upcoming worldwide Blu-ray release of SCARFACE at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on August 23, 2011.
Talk about standing the test of time. The 1983 gangster film directed by Brian DePalma and written by Oliver Stone clearly has a huge following that only continues to grow since its theatrical release 28 years ago. It’s just one of those movies that you can watch over and over again and never seem to get tired of.
I remember seeing the film twice on the big screen at the Kings Plaza theater in Brooklyn, NY. I remember it playing right next door to Clint Eastwood’s “Sudden Impact”. While not a big hit at the time, Scarface has managed to became a major player in pop culture that relates to movies.
Besides the Blu-Ray release which comes out Sept 6th, Universal will show Scarface Aug 29th for one night only, nationwide, in theaters. This is a pretty cool video. Take a LOOK
After going on Facebook today I noticed that the New Beverly revival theater in Los Angeles is going to show the 1976 B shlock fest “The Food of the Gods” Tuesday, July 26th, as part of a tribute to the movie’s writer-director Bert I. Gordon. What I found amusing about this is I just watched Food of the Gods at my local community theater this weekend.
My friend Scott at the theater screened it for me Sat at midnight in DVD projection after I bought a copy on Amazon last week. I first saw Food of the Gods when I was nine years old at the Mayfair Theater in Brooklyn, NY. I think I saw it there 3 or 4 times and always enjoyed the pure craziness of what amounts to a giant ‘rats verses man’ movie. Having now seen it for the first time in 37 years, I must say I enjoyed the heck out of it again. MGM released the DVD in 2007 as part of their midnight movie series and the print is quite good. Very good, in fact. Check out the trailer if you have never seen it and get a copy on Amazon now!
This is a unique and really cool poster of my all time favorite film THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE- As you can see it has a cast photo which was shot on the deck of the Queen Mary, which was used to shoot the exterior sequences for the movie.
EARTHQUAKE – This is the one of the many different posters used for the 1974 disaster classic. I really like the art work. As you can also see the cast of actors have their pictures at the bottom which was quite common with this genre’s poster art.