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Super Fly (DVD)
"Undeniably exciting" is what Leonard Maltin calls this pioneering film that kicked off the entire "blaxploitation" action film genre of the 1970s. When you're born, raised and trapped in the ghetto, you want to get out any way you can -- in this case, it's a Harlem drug dealer trying to set up a retirement fund before he quits the business for good. Directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. ("The Learning Tree"), and featuring the classic score by legendary Curtis Mayfield]]>
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 a flashpoint.
"Superfly" is one of the most 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.
Obviously this movie is pretty old and admittedly before my time but I have to say that the writing was terrible and the camera movement was pretty shaky. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Cassanova
The thrill of seeing this as a kid, gone. Didn't realize how much I don't like the Super Fly character or now the movie.Published 1 month ago by R. L. McCullough
First movie from blaxploitation gendre - really good one + amazing movie of Curtis Mayfield.Published 1 month ago by palomita