A worth watching documentary on the making of the 1972 crime drama blaxploitation classic “Super Fly,” starring the late Ron O’Neal.
It’s actually one of the extra features on the film’s home video disc, titled “One Last Deal: A Retrospective.” So some of you have likely already watched it. Ironically, O’Neal died a day after the film was released on DVD.
And I don’t believe it’s on Blu-ray yet, which is odd.
As Tony award-winning stage director/choreographer, Bill T. Jones (Fela!) preps his Broadway musical production of “Super Fly” (a project we’ve been following since it was first announced about 4 years ago), assuming it’s still in the works, take a trip down memory lane and revisit one of blaxploitation cinema’s early successes, directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., featuring a hit soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield.
Learn how the project came together, how it was financed, cast, released, how the soundtrack was meshed with the film, the film’s legacy, and more.