Along with Shaft and Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Superfly was one of the first and most historically important films in the blaxploitation explosion of the early '70s, and this DVD release gives the movie both the respect it deserves and the funk it demands. Superfly has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The source material is clean and the colors are rich, with the transfer leaving in just enough grain to honor the film's realistic visual style. The original monophonic sound mix has been preserved in Dolby Digital Mono, which accurately reflects the film's original sound, but is also a bit crisper than Superfly's previous VHS incarnations. The original English soundtrack is included, as well as a dubbed French version with subtitles in English, Spanish, and French. The most notable bonus feature is a new documentary on the making of Superfly, which covers how the story made it to the screen as well as its importance and influence in an informative and breezy manner. A profile on leading man Ron O'Neal, produced at the time of the film's initial release, is also included, as well as another featurette with costume designer Nate Adams showing off some vintage threads used in the movie, the original theatrical trailer, and an illuminating audio-only interview with the late Curtis Mayfield in which he discusses composing the film's famous score and how it impacted his life and career. Finally, author and professor Todd Boyd contributes a lively audio commentary track, though he stops to identify Priest's outfits and quotes Mayfield's lyrics a bit more often than necessary. All in all, Superfly has been given a top-shelf release at a mid-line price. blaxploitation followers will definitely want to check this out.
"One Last Deal: A Retrospective" documentary
Commentary by Dr. Todd Boyd, U.S.C. professor of cinema and television and author of "Am I Black Enough for You: Popular Culture From the 'Hood and Beyond"
"Ron O'Neal on the Making of Super Fly" vintage featurette
Costume designer Nate Adams goes behind the threads
This was a decent copy of a 1972 movie in blu-ray version, with 2.0 stereo. Made me feel 18 years old again. I will always like the leading lady Sheila Frazier. Curtis Mayfield R.I.P. I am your Pusherman , wortha a look for a time to travel back. Enjoyed it.
I had never seen the original but when I heard that the new one was coming out and it was a remix version from this I had to pick this one up I heard so many good things about it and now that I have seen it I can actually say this one was definitely worth the buy.