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Pacino, 'Scarface' cast celebrate film's legacy

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Actor Al Pacino arrives at "Scarface" Legacy Celebration Event in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. "Scarface" will be released on Blu-ray September 6, 2011.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) By Matt Sayles Actor Al Pacino arrives at "Scarface" Legacy Celebration Event in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. "Scarface" will be released on Blu-ray September 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) By Matt Sayles
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Al Pacino says the enduring success of "Scarface" is "kind of like a fairy tale."

At a party Tuesday heralding the Blu-ray release of the gangster classic, Pacino said the film "was eviscerated and treated with disrespect" when it came out in 1983 and "it's almost a miracle" audiences continue to discover it.

The 71-year-old actor reunited with "Scarface" co-stars Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia and F. Murray Abraham and producer Martin Bregman at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, where they shared memories about making the movie.

Pacino says he wanted to do a remake after seeing Paul Muni in the 1932 original, and Sidney Lumet suggested he make the main character Cuban instead of Italian.

Bregman called their new version "a perfect film."

The Blu-ray comes out Sept. 6.

 

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