Super Fly R

Never a dude like this one! He's got a plan to stick it to The Man!
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item number:  HC63
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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: January 13, 2004
  • 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:

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Directed by
Edited by
Music by
Screenplay by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh92%

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Total Count: 25

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 5,548
3 stars out of 5 -- [With a] glorious, eternal soundtrack album...
Uncut
May 1, 2006
Gordon Parks Jr. was one of the greatest casualties of the collapse of blaxploitation cinema, a director with a distinctive, tightly packed visual style nd a remarkably bitter vision for this supposedly escapist genre. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
Among the early and most sacred films in the Blacksploitation cannon, 1972's Super Fly is a towering pillar in many circles. Full Review
Cinapse
Oct 30, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- It has a subdued psychological acuity that goes far beyond the grubby baseline of the normal exploitation film. Full Review
Alternate Ending
Jul 4, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- Classic '70s drama with drugs, violence, cursing. Full Review
Common Sense Media
May 29, 2018
O'Neal functioned as a suave but deadly post-Poitier antihero for an increasingly militant urban audience...
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Feb 2, 2004
Super Fly, one of the most significant blaxploitation films ever made, is as fascinatingly entertaining as it is ethically wrongheaded.
Hollywood Reporter
Feb 5, 2004

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.

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Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor.
  • Copyright 1972 Superfly Ltd.

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  • UPC: 085392888825
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