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Author: Brian GrazerRidley ScottSteven ZaillianDenzel WashingtonRussell CroweAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : HD DVD/DVD combo format ; theatrical film plus unrated extended versionView all editions and formats
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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Suspense films
Historical films
Biographical films
Police films
Film adaptations
Gangster
Thriller
Crime
Drama
Teatro
Nueva York (Estados Unidos) Teatro
Named Person: Frank Lucas; Frank Lucas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Grazer; Ridley Scott; Steven Zaillian; Denzel Washington; Russell Crowe; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Josh Brolin; Lymari Nadal; Ted Levine; Roger Guenveur Smith; John Hawkes; RZA, (Rapper); Mark Jacobson; Universal Pictures (Firm); Imagine Entertainment (Firm); Relativity Media.; Scott Free Productions.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 212228444
Language Note: Side A. High definition version in English, or dubbed French, with English or French subtitles. Side B. Standard version in English or dubbed French, with English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: "HD DVD & DVD combo format; both versions on one disc"--Liner.
Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson.
DVD release of the 2007 motion picture.
Special features: Side A: HD DVD; original theatrical version; commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (theatrical version only); deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and more); Side B: standard definition; unrated extednded version with 18 minutes of additional footage not shown in theaters and an alternate ending; original theatrical version.
Credits: Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality.
Description: 1 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Side A. HD DVD player and drive only; high definition (HD-30); 1080P HD widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); encoded VC-1; region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital plus 5.1; web-enabled.; Side B. standard definition (DVD-9); anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1.
Contents: Extended version (174 min.) --
Theatrical version (158 min.).
Responsibility: a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott.

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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story.

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