The reimagined "Superfly" is the story of a cocaine kingpin (Jackson), called Youngblood Priest, who, after surviving a violent attack from a crazed rival, sets up one last big job in order to retire. Priest and his partner travel to Mexico to arrange a deal. The career criminal now finds himself trying to outmaneuver his trigger-happy colleagues in the cartel and corrupt police officers, and all the double-crossers that threaten his path to freedom. (Gary Reber)
Special features include the featurettes "Trap Talk: The Music" (HD 95:52), "Director X Scene Breakdown" (HD 06:56), and "Superfly: The Remix" (HD 07:55); Future's "No Shame" music video featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR (HD 03:59); the making of the "No Shame" music video (HD 00:45); upfront previews; and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.
The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally using the Arri Alexa, Mini and SXT and the Red Wagon 8K camera systems and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. WOW! the picture quality is superb with striking clarity and sharpness throughout. While at times very stylized with striking colors, the color palette throughout is strongly saturated yet not out of bounds of naturalness, especially in the scenes in Mexico. Primaries are vibrant with rich and warm hues. Numerous scenes are visually engaging, such as the nightclub scene with brilliant white garments contrasted with deep black. Contrast is excellent with revealing shadows and solid blacks. Fleshtones are incredibly natural. Resolution also is terrific with fine detail exhibited throughout in facial features, skin pores, and facial lines, hair, beards, clothing and object textures in settings and set designs. This is a super-looking picture that really projects. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack projects an enveloping presence with aggressively directionalized and an incredibly well-defined soundstage occupied by the upbeat music and atmospherics. The music is often very dynamic with deep bass beats that are riveting. The soundstage is wide and deep with strong envelopment throughout the soundfield. Bass is extended deep, fortified with .1 LFE energy to sub-25 Hz frequencies. The music is pervasive throughout. Sound effects are effective, especially the power of pistols and automatic weapons. Dialogue is clean but a bit too close miked, which results in muddled speak from the men actors at times. Still, overall, this is a dynamically engaging holosonic® soundtrack. In Auro-3D's Auro-Matic, the soundtrack is incredibly and powerfully dynamic and immersive. (Gary Reber)