Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Terence Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Joanne Dru, Marc Lawrence, Julie Gordon
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
If you liked the non-stop jokes and action in the Police Academy series, youıll laugh to the full extent of the law watching Super Fuzz (aka Super Snooper). Itıs one of Terence Hillıs (My Name is Trinity) all-time classics.
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This Is NOT Super Fuzz. This is Super Snooper
Timothy J. Bornemann | 03/07/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was so excited to finally have Super Fuzz on DVD in widescreen. Sadly my joy only lasted as long as it took me to unwrap the DVD. I was all giddy as the DVD started up. The menu screen looked fantastic and as soon as I hit play, it all went downhill. At first I was amazed at the movie in widescreen, and then it happened. The main title of the movie came up SUPER SNOOPER. My heart sank deep into my chest. Super Snooper is what the movie is called in Europe and sure enough, the version of the film on this DVD is the super bizarro UK version that I already have on a DVD I imported from England.
A note to anyone reading, THIS IS NOT THE SUPER FUZZ YOU WATCHED AS A KID. This version of the movie is full of odd extra scenes. That sounds like a plus, but what absolutely kills this version of the movie is the fact that the voiceovers are completely different. Aside from Ernest Borgnine, just about everyone's voice is different from the US version. Most offensively are the voices of Paradise (who sounds like a stereotypical bad guy from Mexico, a banditio if you will) and the main character himself, Dave Speed.
Maybe I'm just being too picky, but I simply cannot watch this version of Super Fuzz. I want the version I'm so familiar with, I want the US version! I will admit that the picture quality on this DVD is fantastic. I never thought Super Fuzz could look this good. But I will probably never watch this version ever again, so all the picture quality in the world doesn't really mean much. There was some weird pseudo-bootleg version of Super Fuzz for sale on Amazon a year or so ago. I have that and although the picture quality leaves a lot to be desired, at least the movie on it is actually Super Fuzz and not Super Snooper. If I were you, I'd hunt around for that version."
SuperFuzz is SuperCool!
Jennifer, who admires Ernest Borgni | Rhode Island | 04/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just ordered my copy of SuperFuzz. One of the first movies I watched on cable back around '82( I was 6). It's always been a favorite and although I haven't seen it in years, I remember the entire movie. Here's the deal, we have an italian actor from spaghetti westerns and Ernest Borgnine, can't get better than that! IF you like slapstick, pie in your face, bascially rediculous movies then this is for you. Terrence Hill, I assume an Italian actor(he has an accent), is David Speed. On a routine assignment in the Everglades, collecting on some unpaid parking tickets a native american has yet to pay(outside the tent is a totem pole, isn't that the wrong part of the country?). The man is out and Dave is accidentally around a nuclear missle launching pad. Dave is exposed to the radiation and gets superpowers. His first confrontation, an aligator that he tries to reason with(starts off by saying "Hey Fella"). Acctually, it looks like he caused the missle to explode. He tries to scare the gator by shooting a round in the air, next thing you see is the missle exploding in the air. He soon realizes that he has superpowers but his partner, Sgt. William Dunlop doesn't believe him and has little patience(that's Ernest Borgnine).Plus Dave is dating the sarge's niece Evelyn. It's amazing I remember all the details since it's been at least 10 years since I've seen the film. I watched a lot of tv when I was young. Anyway, Dave and Willy are trying to trackdown some mob counterfitters, a Mr. Torpedo and his men including head henchman Paradise. Dave's powers help he an Willy on this case causing Torpedo to get nervous(check out the fight scene between Dave, Paradise and the other henchmen. Never thought a guitar could cause so much damage). Did I mention Dave loses his powers when he sees the color red? It has to do with the explosion, see there was a blinding red flare when the missle exploded. And this has caused problems during the investigation. Plus it's only half way through the movie that Dave learns his powers are useless around red. How does he find out? Well, on the two times he loses his powers there's a homeless man named Sylvio who witnessed them so Dave thinks Sylvio knows the answer. Sylvio says "it could be anything, a color , a noise, a person..." He does this while he's driving, and Dave of course is running at the same speed the car is going. Then he sees red and literally hits a wall. But dave gets too close to the action so the mob guys set him up. They use a famous female singer/actress, who happens to be Willy's favorite(check out Ernest Borgnine dancing and wooing this woman, too funny!) to help kill him. They make Dave think the counterfitting is going on in one of Torpedo's fishing boats. Dave tells Willy, Willy investigates(the fake bills are sewn into the bellies of the fish on the boat) and Torpedo's men sink the ship with Willy aboard. Dave is then accused of killing Willy and is sent to the chair but Dave counteracts its powers(makes the people watching fry instead like in a cartoon) and breaks out of jail(runs right through a wall) then dives into the ocean to save Willy. Dave finds the sunken ship with Willy aboard, Willy has been locked in the ship's freezer so it's a rather "stiff" performance by Borgnine. Dave saves them both by blowing a tremendous bubble gum bubble big enough for them to float up out of the ocean and into the air. Dave catches the mobsters, while their plane is in the air and Willy fully accepts dave and his new powers(my favorite movie scene Ernest Borgnine dancing on top of this balloon shouting "I'm on top of the world" and telling a random thunderclap, "Don't you dare!" but Willy gets carried away and the boys end up in Hong Kong or as willy calls it. Hawaya Hong KaKa. How do they get there? You'll have to get the movie and see. But Dave does get the girl who finds away of curbing his powers for good. Find out when you watch Super Fuzz! I have to give kudos to Borgnine. I can't believe he got involved in such a crazy movie but it shows how wonderful an actor and person he is. He's an incredible actor and top notch star who could have turned his nose up to this but he didn't. He's a down to earth actor who likes to work, he's not Hollywood in any way. I wonder what he now thinks of the movie. Watch him as he dances with his favorite singer, jumps around on top of the balloon and best of all, stammers as he becomes the police escort when the singer/actress arrives in Miami. She asks him if he's married and he loses it. His laughter and antics are infectious so if you like Borgnine, and He's one of my favorites, get this movie."
THE ULTIMATE CULT MOVIE
Super RED | Italy | 09/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This flick is the weirdest thing i ever seen in my life !!!!!! It's a great experience.I consider the movie like an happy cauldron of Camp,comedy,Sci-fi,super-hero genre and...an own bit of "magic" supported by the Terence Hill's charm. "Poliziotto Superpiù" is best-known in America like "SUPERSNOOPER" and "SUPERFUZZ" . I think it's a GREAT cult movie plenty of ideas,you can call it a "masterstroke" .Sergio Corbucci is a famous italian director,and he directed this movie with passion and good intentions.But the real "lethal weapon" is Terence Hill.He plays Dave Speed,the irradiated policeman with some problems concerning...the colour RED !!!!!!!! I know the Superfuzz's popularity is increasing day by day. Well,it deserves it.I know it's a bestseller among the Cult movie arena.So,it wins the place like "Ultimate cult movie" .In italy it's already a classic. Personally,i think it's a great bad movie and i love it so much that...i'm beginning to have some problems with colour RED too. I give it 8,5 stars out of 10 (Mmmm...maybe 10 stars out of 10 !!!!!!!!!!!)"
NOT the Super Fuzz from the Early 80's US
bordersj2 | Boston | 04/13/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I think of the early eighties, I immediately remember Colecovision & Atari and Queen, but I also remember some of the movies that were on Cinemax/HBO in the old days of novelty cable TV. Super Fuzz was definitely one of those movies that bring back memories, along with Flash Gordon & several Chevy Chase comedies (Oh Heavenly Dog, Modern Problems, etc.). While the movies are pretty campy by today's standards, I still enjoyed them.
First off, someone else mentioned it but I feel the need to re-iterate it. This is Super Snooper. What horrendous packaging... the cover says "Super Fuzz" but the movie is actually Super Snooper. I was so disappointed after getting this as a birthday present. Hey, it woulda been a fantastic gift! But, as sad as this might sound, I remember the music to every scene as if I'd seen it yesterday, and from the very beginning when Terrence is in the swamp, it's pretty clear that this isn't the Super Fuzz version that aired in the USA. The music comes on at the wrong times and is far too redundant in the European/Canadian version. But having said all of this, the general movie is the same with the same thing, and it's about a policeman who gets exposed to radiation and uses his super-powers to try to stop a counterfit ring. Hilarious scenes include him running extremely fast through traffic, roughing up some thugs in a bar, and taking an unexpected trip to China.
If you can get the version seen in the USA in the early eighties, I'd actually recommend it. It might not be a 'masterpiece' to some, but I really enjoyed the movie and it brings back some great memories.