The Super Fight (1969)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An NCR 315 computer was used for this impressive and extremely realistic film that used the finest state-of-the-art technology that was currently available to create a fantasy bout between legendary boxers Rocky Marciano and Muhammed Ali. Over 70 rounds of fights were used as blueprints for this computer-generated bout, the first ever such production. Both fighters participated in the production, as the dual likenesses were crucial to attain the final results. Rocky Marciano even lost 30 pounds preparing for the camera. From Marciano's high-top shoes of yesteryear, to the crowd noise and announcing of Guy LeBow, the feature looks like an actual championship bout between the two famed heavyweights. Without revealing the winner, the match went the distance and the victor won on points in a close contest, with neither fighter knowing the final outcome until the feature was shown. Released three weeks before Marciano's death in an airplane crash, The Super Fight still lives up to its title nearly 30 years later.



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