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Universal Sets Limited Re-Release of ‘Scarface’

Brian De Palma's ultra-violent drug-gang drama will play at 475 theaters nationwide for a one-night digital-cinema run August 31; event set to support Blu-ray release

One of the worst Cuban accents in cinematic history is returning to the big screen. On August 31, "Scarface" will be in more than 475 movie theaters nationwide.

The 1983 movie, starring Al Pacino as drug lord Tony Montana, has been restored with high-definition picture and enhanced audio.

The 7:30 p.m. show (local time) will also include a 20-minute feature including interview with filmmakers and actors talking about how "Scarface" redefined the gangster genre.

The event is co-produced by Univeral Home Entertainment and live digital-cinema events company NCM Fathom

Brian De Palma directed the movie and Oliver Stone wrote the screenplay.

Six days after the movie plays in theaters, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release the first Blu-ray of "Scarface."

Tickets are available through the Fathom Events website.