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$999.99 Scarface Limited Edition Blu-Ray

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ultra-luxe Blu-ray will include most of the extras currently on the DVD, as well as a few additional features -- a documentary on the film's place in culture, a picture-in-picture feature, and a scorecard feature that keeps count of the F-bombs dropped and bullets fired. Also included will be a digital copy of the film and the original 1932 black-and-white movie, of which the 1983 Brian De Palma version is a remake. But here's where it gets really special -- you'll also receive a hand-painted humidor crafted out of untreated Spanish cedar. And best of all, since only 1,000 copies of the $999.99 edition will be made available, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that only 999 other people are are as obsessed with the film as you are and have as much disposable income as you do.

$999.99 Scarface Limited Edition Blu-Ray

Banksy Banned From Oscars

The saga of "Banksy Meets the Oscars" continues. You might recall that we reported that the Academy Awards producers were concerned that the faceless-yet-famous street artist, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop is a nominee for a Best Documentary award, would show up to redeem his prize wearing a disguise, perhaps his familiar monkey mask, something they weren't to pleased about. As was reported immediately after, the Academy apparently eventually struck up a deal with the artist that, should his film win, his co-producer, Jamie D'Cruz, would accept the award on behalf of both of them. Now, following a few weeks of Banksy-esque art popping up on Los Angeles streets, possibly to help wage a campaign for the win, it's come out that the Academy has flat out refused the artist's entry into the ceremony. The same story prevails, that they do not want a mysterious man in a mask among the crowd, let alone storming the stage.

tron legacy

You will like Tron: Legacy. That's not a prediction--it's a command. Don't even try to fight it. Come December 17, when the movie comes out, your butt will be in a seat and your head will be plugged into migraine-inducing Urkel goggles like everybody else. The people from Walt Disney have made sure of it. The studio has put an estimated $170 million into this choo-choo train, and it is chugging down the track. The producers started leaking images and designs three years ago. They showed a trailer at Comic-Con before they even had a green light to make the movie. The number of dollars invested in the franchise will likely enter the mathematical regime created by reclusive Russian geniuses for defense budgets and bank bailouts. Los Angeles visual f/x house Digital Domain deployed the latest 3-D cameras and motion-capture technology to render a younger Jeff Bridges as the villain. French electronic duo Daft Punk crafted the soundtrack. Two videogames and a cartoon were given the go-ahead long ago. The writers and director collaborated on the script to ensure the production design meshed with the story, and vice versa--they even ran an early cut past the story gods at Pixar, all just to make sure the movie would actually, you know, "work." They spent years figuring out how to make Tron: Legacy connect to its antecedent. Tron: Legacy is a sequel--everybody already knows that--and the people making it knew from the start that to be a success their movie had to evoke the look and feel of the original Tron.

tron legacy

Ninja Assassin

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master.