Film Junk Podcast Episode #732: Scarface


0:00 – Intro: 4K Digital vs. Physical Debate
51:30 – Retro Review: Scarface (1983)
1:24:50 – Hot Topic Grab Bag
1:36:15 – Other Stuff We Watched: Watchmen (2019), The King, The Quake, Geostorm, Mindhunter
1:54:15 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
1:59:10 – Outro

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  • Alright, 4-5 weeks to go in this (film) year and if I’m not mistaken (I might very well be) none of the 3 Amigos has yet placed a 6/5 on his table? Maybe there’ll be one next week for The Irishman, another contender could be 1917. Or the fellas close out 2019 without a single 6/5 (worst movie year of the decade?).

  • Danimal

    I’ve never seen Scarface despite owning it on Blu for about 6 years. Perfect excuse to finally peel off that cellophane!

  • Daniel Lindquist

    Didn’t Jay give Apollo 11 a 6? I might be mis-remembering though.

  • Sean

    Yep he did

  • Matt the Kiwi

    Might go down to a 5 on a rewatch due to that pink tint :-)

  • Well, I said I might very well be mistaken :)

  • Lior

    It’s driving me crazy whenever you guys talk about Krull/Crawl in non-specific terms because I never know if you are talking about Krull or Crawl…


    If there is a new manifesto episode it would be interesting to address what makes a collection of movies. Personally it makes me barf to think of a digital movie collection. It has no weight and no presence. It’s a bunch of invisible digital files stored on a computer. I look at my itunes music “collection” and that’s what I see. A bunch of folders that I need to click on. It’s disposable.

    I agree that the Patreon comments are not the greatest, the font is very small and you constantly need to load them, which is a pain in the ass. That’s why whenever a posting is shared between the two platforms I usually prefer to come here for the comments, where it’s big and nice and fluffy and cozy. I know I’m missing some of the episode discussion but what can I do. It’s a fact that now there are two separate comment threads.

    Edit: on the other hand, I’ve never really participated in the FJ discussions on Facebook and Reddit, so perhaps it’s not such a big deal.

  • stevens1

    Looks like another year when Frank is going to say it’s a bad year in cinema. Open your mind a little and you’ll find a lot more.

  • Watchmen has an illusion of being a good show but it really isn’t. It’s all smoke and mirrors. I’m 5 episodes in and still have no idea what I’m supposed to be caring about. Why is anyone doing anything? Literally everything is a mystery; including character motivations. This mystery trope thing kind of lost its lustre after LOST.

    I do think the show that no one is talking about that still has an air of mystery about it but still has grounded characters that actually make sense in what they’re doing is Netflix DARK. If this show was in English, everyone would be talking about it. Nobody is talking about Watchmen because it isn’t going anywhere.

  • Reedthesexgod

    Hey J. Can u force feed swan and frankity frankly some conners season 2.

  • Lior

    What’s the problem with Sean calling out Criterion on the new releases segment? I for one would like to know what’s coming out on the label, and they’ve certainly earned it. Unlike other boutique labels, a Criterion release will almost always feature a new transfer and include bonus materials and a booklet 100 percent of the time.

    There seems to be this misconception that everything coming out on Criterion is to be considered automatically a masterpiece simply because it’s on the collection. It’s not what Criterion is about. What’s it about is right there in their masthead: “important classic and contemporary cinema from around the world”. Key word here is “important”. Many times this correlates with quality, but not always. While it’s very rare to find an outright dud in the collection, some of the films can be considered important and deserving a release without necessarily the film itself deserving five stars, or even four.

    If anything, where are the DVD releases in the “Bluray and DVD releases” segment? :-) I don’t think I ever heard Sean single out a DVD release.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    I’m with you when it comes to digital movie AND music collections. I wonder if the resurgence of vinyl will be matched by some kind of movie physical media return. Is it too early to get that 2nd mortgage to finance my boutique movie rental store? Future generations need to experience the joy of staring at rows of horror film covers at 1am deciding which one you’re going to fall asleep to.

  • Mister Quigley Jr.

    The Great Frankie OLED Awakening Of 2019 segment (bit) is a Top 10 FilmJunk all-timer. Fuck it, I’m buying a new TV now too. Lovin’ it, boys!

  • Beat_C

    Not really surprising, considering this was just an awful, awful year.