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Superfly (1972)- coming from WAC

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by atfree, May 16, 2018.

  1. atfree

    atfree Producer
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    SUPER FLY (1972)
    NEW 2018 1080p HD MASTER
    Run Time 91:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 MONO- English
    ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.78:1 16x9 WIDESCREEN
    COLOR
    BD 50
    Special Features
    Theatrical Trailer (HD)
    One Last Deal: A Retrospective Documentary
    Commentary by Dr. Todd Boyd, USC Professor of Cinema and Television and author of "Am I Black Enough For You: Popular Culure From the 'Hood and Beyond"
    Curtis Mayfield on Super Fly
    "Behind the Hog" with Les Dunham
    Ron O'Neal on the Making of Super Fly
    Costume Designer Nate Adams Goes "Behind The Threads"

    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 flash point.

    Super Fly 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). Super Fly 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.
     
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    What Else ? 2 titles is that it ?
     
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    Things are weird at WAC right now IMO.....the May titles (Dark of the Sun, 2 Weeks in Another Town, The Colossus of Rhodes) still don't have pre-orders available and it's May 16th, Seven Brides got a standalone announcement for June last week, now these two titles which I assume are also for June.
     
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    Great news! People can say what they want about remakes but they help get the originals released.
     
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    Streetwise films?

    It's cute to see how afraid WAC is of saying blaxsploitation.
     
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    3 titles so far. These 2 plus Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
     
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    Sweet! While I have no interest in seeing the upcoming remake, if it helped in any way to encourage a Blu release of the original then at least the remake will have served a worthwhile function.

    Nice list of special features, too, but I wonder if the closing credits will be treated similarly to the version on the DVD. According to wiki:
    The original red and black Warner logo is replaced by the updated AOL/Warner logo used at the time of DVD release. Additionally, the end credits on the original film release and video cassette, differs from the DVD. On the original release and videocassette the film ends credits roll with a shot of the top of the Empire State building and the title track ("Superfly") plays. After "The End" is displayed, the film fades to black but Mayfield's "Superfly" continues to play for a few minutes until the track ends. In the DVD release, Warner Bros. decided to fade out the track midway right as "The End" is shown, and again brings up the AOL/Warner logo.

    Unfortunately, the sequel Super Fly T.N.T. is a Paramount film and has only ever had a VHS release. So who knows if that will ever get a Blu or even DVD release. But at least now we'll have the original on Blu.
     
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