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Super Fly
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 82 (Mar 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Ron O'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris & Charles MacGregor

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Fly features include commentary by Dr. Todd Boyd (professor at USC

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 28888
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.97
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/13/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gordon Parks, Jr.
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Can a "Super Fly" harlem dude leave the system? Drug dealer Priest (O

DVD Picture:
Once you get past the especially dirty opening credits, the anamorphically enhanced DVD picture (framed at 1.78:1) looks a little bit cleaner, though scratches, dirt, and film grain are inherent throughout the source element. The picture is dark and dated, with limited contrast and hazy images. Images often look smeared and there is little in the way of fine detail and definition. The color scheme is understated, with few vibrant hues and lots of browns (though the look is almost expected from a movie straight out of 1972). Saturation is also a bit weak. While edge enhancement is not a problem, there is some pixel breakup. (Suzanne Hodges)

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