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Fly [DVD] [1987] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Jeff Goldblum , Geena Davis , David Cronenberg    DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson
  • Directors: David Cronenberg
  • Writers: David Cronenberg, Charles Edward Pogue, George Langelaan
  • Producers: Kip Ohman, Marc Boyman, Stuart Cornfeld
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Colour, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Oct 2005
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009X768W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,685 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movies, But Poor Box Set 20 Jun 2007
I agree entirely with the previous reviewer that the Limited Edition Box Set is of a poor standard. The box itself, cheap plastic which will have a limited life span due to its flimsy design. Also the plastic pod inside will have to be handled with care if it wants to last.

As for the movies themselves, they are absolutely first class. Each film has an outstanding print, and that is despite that the first three movies were made from the late 1950s until the mid 1960s. The original Fly remains a classic, although it looks dated. But, the strong storyline, and a superb cast hold it together. The Return of The Fly is a B Movie which were popular with cinema audiences during the 1950s and is worth seeing. This one does have a happy ending though. The wonderful character actor Vincent Price appears in them both, and I am sure his fans will love these. The Curse of The Fly is rarely shown on television nowadays which is a pity because it is a rather decent B Movie made in England (at Shepperton Studios which stands in for Montreal). Two fine British actors, George Baker and Carole Gray supported by Irish-American actor Brian Donlevy (Quatermass) make a fine job of this little known movie. It does have a few shocks, with some great make up effects, and a rather surprising ending.

The remake of The Fly dating from 1986 is superb. Its a classic in its own right. Wonderfully directed by Canadian David Cronenberg who doesnt limit the shocks and make up effects throughout does a superb job. Of course, mention must be made of Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, two very fine actors indeed who carry this movie throughout to an amazing end sequence which even after twenty years when the movie was first released, still shocks today.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By West25
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) meets Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) at a party, he's a brilliant scientist and she's a journalist. Seth tells Veronica about something he's working on that would "change the world as we know it", convinced by this she goes back to Seth's apartment/lab to see his invention. Once inside Veronica is shown two "designer phone booth" looking objects, Seth then teleports Veronica's tights from one telepod to the other. Skeptical at first, she soon realises that Seth has discovered a new way of travelling that could make all other forms of transportation a thing of the past. The pods are only able to transport inanimate objects, so Seth and Veronica come to an agreement that she will document him as he works on the project, so that living tissue can pass between pods. During the documentation, Seth and Veronica fall in love, much to the annoyance of Veronica's former boyfriend and editor, Stathis Borans (John Getz). One night after finally perfecting transporting living tissue between pods, he and Veronica are celebrating when she has to leave to stop the jealous Stathis from printing the story early. A drunk Seth starts thinking that maybe Veronica and Stathis were working together to get the story, so he decides to go through the pod himself. Unfortunately for Seth, a housefly got into the pod and his DNA is spliced together with the fly's. The movie then follows Seth as his body begins to turn into a six foot fly, and the relationship between Seth and Veronica who love each other deeply but are horrified by his appearance.

The acting by Goldblum, Davis and Getz is fantastic, I don't think any of the three have ever given better performances.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An insect who dreamt he was a man 12 May 2010
Let me state from the beginning that this is my favourite film of all time. I am a huge movie buff and have a massive library of dvd's, and yet somehow this still remains my number one. There are many reasons for this- the film races along at a terrific pace throughout and is the perfect meld of sci-fi, horror and drama. The direction by David Cronenberg is simply sublime. Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz are all perfectly cast in their roles. The effects are still strong and hold up nearly 25 years after the films initial release.

The story follows Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), who is working on something quite big- a pair of telepods that allow for instant teleportation. The film begins with him inviting the lovely Vernonica Quaife (Geena Davis) back to his apartment/ lab to see what he has been working on. She is amazed at what she finds and the two of them decide that she will follow him and write a book about his invention. Before long the two fall in love, and her boss (John Getz) gets extremely jealous of this; beginning an intriguing love triangle. In the meantime, something went wrong when Seth Brundlefly teleported himself for the first time. Something got in there with him and went undetected, causing genetic splicing between himself and a housefly. From thereon things get extremely weird, and gory...

I cannot rave about this film enough. Jeff Goldblum gives one of the truly quintessential lead performances in his role of Seth Brundle- from his nerdy, awkward beginnings to his horrific demise in the final third. I won't spoil anything for the uninitiated other than to say this is like a superhero movie gone wrong. Instead of becoming selfless and heroic as a result of the splicing incident, he becomes hell-bent on self preservation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Was provide with 1958 version of The Fly
0 out of 10, was provided with the 1958 version of the Fly, waste of £3.49, waste of my time, a huge disappointment as this was my first time using the service.
Published 13 days ago by Michael Howarth
3.0 out of 5 stars Competent horror.
When released in 1986 The Fly was big news. The original had still be regarded as a shocking movie, even now if it looks a little campy and goofy. But this remake was head on. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Colonel Decker
4.0 out of 5 stars The Brundle museum of natural history
Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest sci-fi/horror films ever made for a person whose...
"My first David Cronenberg film, The Fly, his most commercial work to date (aside from Videodrome and Scanners), is perhaps one of the finest sci-fi/horror films ever made (since I... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Visual Bureau
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary & entertaining.
Jeff Goldblum at his best in this laid back genius role, living in an apartment/laboratory experimenting with one or two "pods" with his... Read more
Published 5 months ago by alley kat
5.0 out of 5 stars A quiet classic: grotesque and strangely touching
The Blue-ray offering, whilst not being the most pristine i have seen, is more than adequate. Read more
Published 6 months ago by RJ
1.0 out of 5 stars unplayable
this disc is region A. it will not play in the intended machine and was a gift recieved too late for return. very disappointing.
Published 8 months ago by mchatstand
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fly (DVD)
The Fly is a genuine horror movie that starts off slow but has some very chilling moments. It's still a movie that has me feeling squeamish at times especially the part at the end... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bring_back_the_60s
5.0 out of 5 stars Good to watch this again.
Good to watch this again..........after many years! Good transfer and sound, for a movie of it`s age. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Steveosnapper
5.0 out of 5 stars simplesmente a melhor
Com certeza uma otima coleção, a qualidade da imagem é otima e os extras, realmente fazem muita diferença, vale muito a pena mesmo...
Published 13 months ago by filipeschwantz
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