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Director: David Cronenberg     Starring: Geena Davis Jeff Goldblum
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40719333
UPC: 024543190851
UPC 14: 00024543190851
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man.

"Extremely intense, sharply written remake...  Leonard Maltin
"...sensitive, humanistic...  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Editor's Note
This version of THE FLY is an update of the original horror classic about a brilliant scientist who develops a machine that molecularly transports objects in seconds, but inadvertently combines his DNA with that of a fly. Jeff Goldblum gives an outstanding performance as Seth Brundle, the heart-wrenching victim. David Cronenberg's classic won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/4/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 95 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1986
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2240524
Video UPC UPC: 00024543190851
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Geena Davis
Video Cast Info Jeff Goldblum
Video Cast Info John Getz
Video Cast Info Joy Boushel
Video Cast Info Carol Spier - Production Designer
Video Cast Info David Cronenberg - Director
Video Cast Info David Cronenberg, et. al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Denise Cronenberg - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info George Langelaan - Writer/Story
Video Cast Info Howard Shore - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Mark Irwin - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Ronald Sanders - Editor
Video Cast Info Stuart Cornfeld - Producer
Plot Summary
David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 classic transcends its genre to become a moving portrait of a man and his lover attempting to come to terms with his physical disintegration. "The Fly" stars Jeff Goldblum as a spaced-out scientist who invents a genetic teleportation machine and accidentally transforms himself into a fly. In the horrifyingly graphic detail that is his trademark, Cronenberg depicts the scientist's painful mutation from human into insect. What gives the film its tragic dimension is the emotional depth of the relationship between the scientist and his journalist girlfriend (Geena Davis) as she witnesses his slow, painful metamorphosis.

Awards


Oscar (1987)
Video Award Name Stephan Dupuis, Chris Walas, Winner, Best Makeup

British Academy Awards (1988)
   Video Award Name Jon Berg, et. al., Nominee, Best Special Effects

Professional Reviews

Variety
"...[Cronenberg] is expertly able to create some shocking scenes....Visually intriguing..." 08/13/1986

Los Angeles Times
"...THE FLY plunges deeper into the forbidding realm of genetic dysfunction with genuinely unsettling results....It unfolds with such eerie grandeur that it will leave you stoked with a creepy high for hours after you've left the theater..." 08/14/1986 p.C1

Total Film
"[T]ouching and humorous." 01/01/2004 p.134-5

New York Times
"THE FLY explores hidden fears of sex and reproduction, but it also allows a tenderness to blossom between Mr. Goldblum and Ms. Davis that is touching and exceptional in his work." 10/18/2005 p.E3

Empire
"[T]his is a perfectly structured film....Typical of Cronenberg is the combination of graphic sickness and good humour that accompanies Brundle's metamorphosis..." 05/01/2008 p.161

Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "Davis delivers one of her finest performances....It's easy to see how this masterpiece established Cronenberg as a bastion of the body-horror genre." 05/01/2008 p.83

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 7 of 10
A sensitive, humanistic remake of the 1958 horror film about a scientist whose flesh is genetically intermixed with a housefly via his experimental transportation device. A thoughtful, shocking horror film, with fine performances from Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis and a brutally emotional conclusion.

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 7 of 10
Jeff Goldblum is just right as slightly crazed scientist who tests himself in a genetic transporter machine--and starts to evolve into a human fly. Extremely intense, sharply written remake of the 1958 movie that (unfortunately) goes over the line to be gross and disgusting. - Leonard Maltin

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