Superfly

Closed Capationed Starring: Ron O'Neal & Carl Lee Director: Gordon Parks, Jr.  Rated: R: Restricted
Superfly
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DVD Features:

  • All-New Documentary One Last Deal: A Retrospective
  • Commentary by Dr. Todd Boyd, USC Professor and author of "Am I Black Enough for You: Popular Culture from the 'Hood and Beyond"
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Audio Only Bonus: Curtis Mayfield on "SuperFly"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Widescreen (Anamorphic)
  • Audio: English [CC], French
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French, English
  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Closed Captioned - English
    • Mono - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish, French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Alternate Audio Tracks: Curtis Mayfield on SUPERFLY
    • Audio Commentary: Dr. Todd Boyd - USC Professor of Cinema
    • Documentary: ONE LAST DEAL: A RETROSPECTIVE
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. RON O'NEAL ON THE MAKING OF SUPERFLY
      2. BEHIND THE THREADS

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Written by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Entertainment Reviews:

Uncut - 05/01/2006
3 stars out of 5 -- "[With a] glorious, eternal soundtrack album..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Priest is a prince of the streets, a charismatic businessman who wants out of cocaine-dealing. But a mysterious kingpin doesn't want Priest to change his ways. And that triggers murder, revenge and double-crosses that push Priest into a corner - and heat the neighborhood to flashpoint.

Superfly is one of the more enduring streetwise films of its era, due to the dynamic central performance of Ron O'Neal (Red Dawn, Original Gangstas), the sizzling score by Curtis Mayfield and the gritty direction of the late Gordon Parks, Jr. (Three the Hard Way, Aaron Loves Angela). Superfly is super entertainment with an indelible message. It's life on the edge, put together by talents who know just how sharp it can get.

Product Description:

SUPERFLY, along with COFFY and SHAFT, completes Blaxploitations's best known
triumvirate. One of the highest-grossing pictures of 1972, SUPERFLY became an instant classic, and established director Gordon Parks firmly in Warner Brothers' sights to make THREE THE HARD WAY in 1974. Parks was one of the first African American directors to get financing from a major Hollywood studio to make the 1969 film THE LEARNING TREE.

Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that the Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions. With a terrific score by Curtis Mayfield and a star wearing threads to match, SUPERFLY is chock full of the sass, flash, and action Blaxploitation is known for.

Plot Synopsis:

Priest is a Harlem cocaine dealer who wants to get out of the drug business. But in order to do so, he must eliminate the syndicate kingpins keeping him down.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | African American Cinema | African Americans | Blaxploitation | Drug Dealers | Drugs | Guns | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor.
  • Copyright 1972 Superfly Ltd.

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  • Sales Rank: 2,715
  • UPC: 085392888825
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