Video: A Modern Spin on the ‘Scarface’ Trailer

I doubt anyone in 1983 thought the results of Al Pacino teaming up with auteur director Brian De Palma for Scarface would be anything less than fantastic, but few realized Pacino’s psychotic interpretation of gangster Tony Montana would be one for the pop culture history books.

“Say hello to my little friend!” isn’t just a movie quote—it’s a legacy.

With Scarface returning to theaters once again on August 31 and hitting Blu-ray for the first time, September 6, the video gurus here at decided to pay tribute to the wild crime movie with their own trailer re-edit. The movie, steeped in the flashiness of ’80s Miami, gets a bit of an update in the new spot. Yes, the original music may have been more appropriate—but Montana’s sadistic glee has never been as delightfully over-the-top as it is when set to Chumbawamba or Semisonic’s “Closing Time.”

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself:

Click the image to check out pics of Al Pacino and the rest of the cast from the recent Scarface reunion party!

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.