January 02, 2016
Scarface works surprisingly well as a two hour movie, the dialogue trims here and there are seamless and the streamlining of the narrative is well thought out and considered. Like the other reviewer I would probably agree the Elvira character is less important than Tony's sister to the overall narrative once the second half of the movie begins. Elvira could easily be jettisoned altogether after her first couple of scenes in the original movie. The marriage scene/ push it to the limit montage is cut and she only appears in the restaurant scene subsequently in this cut but that scene does add to Tony's unravelling in the second half of the edit so I can understand its inclusion too. Pretty much perfect edit from a technical point of view, it doesn't deviate greatly from the original movie in any way but does what it says on the tin and offers a more streamlined 'to the point' version of this gangster classic. Well worth a look!!