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The Fly [Blu-ray] [1986]

  • SKU: 8260302
  • Release Date: 10/09/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (183 out of 190)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by director David Cronenberg
    • The Brundle Museum of Natural History featurette
    • Trivia track
    • Search content
    • Personal scene selections
    • The Fly BD-J Flyswatter game
    • Deleted and extended scenes
    • Film test footage
    • Promotional featurettes
    • Original teaser, trailers and TV spots

    Synopsis


    The Fly
    Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood compared to this 1986 remake. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his "telepod," which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether -- but he doesn't know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jeff Goldblum
      Jeff Goldblum - Seth Brundle
    • Geena Davis
      Geena Davis - Veronica Quaife
    • John Getz
      John Getz - Stathis Borans
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      Joy Boushel - Tawny
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      Les Carlson - Dr. Cheevers



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 190 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Be afraid...Be very afraid

      Posted
      geminidreamatl30
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      hands down the best remake ever to a movie. David Cronenberg's best film in my opinion is a remake of the 1958 sci fi classic The Fly where a Scientist switches heads with a fly in a teleportation accident. this version however, is about a scientist played by Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), who invents teleportation pods to revolutionize ways of getting around. he becomes involved with a reporter played by Geena Davis (Beetlejuice, A league of their own, Thelma and Louise), who is covering his story but also falls for him. during one test on himself, a fly gets trapped inside the machine and becomes infused in Jeff, slowly turning him into a grotesque fly creature. creepy atmosphere, great direction and top notch gory special effects. also contains some deleted scenes and an unfinished alternate ending. must see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The remake of The Fly is the best! (spoiler alert)

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      Rusila
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      This is one of my favorite movies and one of the most tragic love stories on the market. "Are we having a romance?" Yes... but that all comes to an end when he thinks that she went back to her ex, he gets drunk and angry and careless and sends himself through the pod, causing all of this. I love the 2 disc set because it includes the bonus deleted scenes, including Monkey-Cat. This scene is important because without it, you don't realize that the machine does not KNOW HOW to keep the two animals DNA separated and fuses them. And without this scene, the foreshadowing of what is to come is completely missed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      1986 RE-MAKE VS 1958 ORIGINAL RELEASE. . . .

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      moviefanatic
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      THE ORIGINAL 1958 RELEASE OF "THE FLY" WITH DAVID HEDISON, REMAINS THE CLASSIC VERSION OF THE STORY OF A SCIENTIST EXPERIMENTING WITH 'TELEPORTING' THAT, UNKNOWINGLY, HAS A HITCH-HIKER, A COMMON HOUSE FLY, ENTER HIS TELEPORTING CHAMBER AS HE STARTS TO TRANSPORT HIS BODY ACROSS HIS LABORATORY TO THE RECEIVING CHAMBER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROOM. THE RESUTS ARE A PHENOMENON HE CANNOT REVERSE. THIS 1986 RE-MAKE VERSION WITH JEFF GOLDBLUM, USES THE SAME STORY-LINE BUT ADDS THE MODERN DAY REQUISITE OF 'MORE HORROR' AND 'MORE GROSSNESS'! BOTH ARE EXCELLENT FILMS AND CHOOSING YOUR 'FAVORITE' OF THE TWO CAN BE DIFFICULT. MY SOLUTION . . . I BOUGHT BOTH VERSIONS FOR MY COLLECTION AND NOW CAN ENJOY BOTH, EQUALLY AS WELL, IN THEIR OWN RIGHT.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      scary & tragic

      Posted
      prlwctd

      David Cronenberg's followup to his hit The Dead Zone is another wonderful and tragic character study (albeit one with more gore). This remake of the Vincent Price 1950's film stars Jeff Goldblum as a shy scientist who has developed a Star Trek-esque transporter. His desire to show it to the reporter (Geena Davis) he falls for eventually leads to him testing on himself, without taking into account a housefly that has found its way into the device with him. Both Goldblum & Davis are instantly sympathetic & likeable, which enhances the tragic aspects of the film. Likewise, John Getz (as Davis's boss & former lover) becomes surprisingly more complex than the audience anticipates. For a film with a great amount of both gore & emotion, look no further.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      An OK Release

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      Soulhack
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      I'm not sure if there are any other releases of this one on Blu Ray, so I don't know what to compare it to. It looks decent but not as good as I was hoping. At least it was a pretty cheap release and it does look better than the DVD release I bought years prior. One thing I did notice that the disk plays a bit loud on some of my stand-alone Blu Ray players. That is something to take into consideration if playing it in a smaller room where external noise might have an effect on your viewing enjoyment. I would really only recommend this release if you didn't already own a copy or could get it for cheap like I did.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An intelligent remake, with great special fx!

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      jadomo
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      David Hedison, the original "Fly", in the 50 ' s movie, is an old family friend. His first name is actually Albert, by the way. I personally haven't seen him in years. The last time being at his mother's wake and funeral. That was back in the 60's, if I remember correctly. So of course, I always loved the original movie! Most people did. It is regarded as "classic" sci-fi. That's why I really wanted to hate this remake but I couldn't! The movie is wonderful! Jeff Goldblum is great, as the "soon to be loony toons" scientist! The special fx are extraordinary, especially for the time and the story is so much better than the original! Highly recommended, for any sci-fi aficionado!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A Cronenberg Classic

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      timothius60
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      One of David Cronenberg's most famous (infamous?) films still holds up decently after all these years. Jeff Goldblum gives a pretty impressive, quirky performance, and the special effects are surprisingly grotesque and feel incredibly authentic. This is a movie that will truly test your stomach, but when everything settles in the end, I couldn't help but feel as if the movie was missing something. From a special effects point of view, the movie's an accomplishment. Those looking for more might come away a little disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Original Classic

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      Radicxs
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      Most science fiction films are big on ideas and special effects, but weak on coherence and character development; most horror films are just the same, except without the ideas. But David Cronenberg's 'The Fly' takes one simple idea, develops it properly, and eschews #its genuinely terrifying# special effects until its truly horrific climax. And by paying some attention to the personalities of its protagonists, it actually makes you care about them #Jeff Goldblum is excellent in the lead role#, and adds a level of serious reflection on the very nature of human mortality to the raw shock. The mix amounts to a gruesomely good film.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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