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The Curse of the Fly [DVD] [1965]

Brian Donlevy , George Baker , Don Sharp    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Brian Donlevy, George Baker, Carole Gray, Yvette Rees, Burt Kwouk
  • Directors: Don Sharp
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009TR7BVQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,135 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Third part of the science fiction series which began with The Fly. A scientist's son becomes obsessed with transporter experimentation against his family's wishes. Unfortunately the equipment malfunctions with disastrous consequences, leaving the scientist with only one method of escape from the law.

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Third part of the science fiction series which began with The Fly. A scientist's son becomes obsessed with transporter experimentation against his family's wishes. Unfortunately the equipment malfunctions with disastrous consequences, leaving the scientist with only one method of escape from the law. --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A FLY FILM TOO FAR...? 23 July 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have to admit from the outside this film looks and sounds brilliant but everything is not what it seems as you start to watch what is clearly a film too far that is so far removed from the original 1958 film that after a time it becomes at best predictable and you start to look at your watch wondering when the film is going to finish and although the black and white look gives the film that spooky feel and a couple of excellent gory make-up moments lift the bar somewhat they really should of stopped after Return of the fly which is far better than this....for a classic film it's not bad but clearly this film is cursed!
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Despite its obvious low budget this third film to wrap the trilogy up is very enjoyable. It's from 1965 but at times seems well ahead of the game. The opening sequence of a woman escaping a mental institution, her swaying body to the music is pretty good- and the opening window smash scene is just terrific.

Purists may be disappointed, there are no flies to be found in Curse of the Fly. This time decendents of the original family are still testing the transporter machine but to side spiltting horrrible effects- as their victims are all mutant types. These mutants reminds one of zombies.

There's definetly a nod to Hitchcock's Rebecca, with the head maid having women issues with the new woman in the house. There's a lot going on here, and all the actors do a fine job with a decent script. This movie was supposed to be the one to forget, but its nearly as good as the original and just a bit better than the sequel. Talky movie but genuinely chilling in places, a nice gem from the 60s. Be sure to note there is no Vincent Price this time.

The credits at the end say 'Is this the end'? Well it would be until David Cronenberg rebooted the series 21 years later.

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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rebecca meets Jane Eyre 6 Nov 2008
Format:DVD
Curse of the Fly opens with a young woman, Patricia Stanley, escaping from the mental hospital in which she has been confined ever since the death of her mother some years before. Dressed only in her underwear, she smashes through the window to her ground-floor cell and disappears into the night in her underwear. She meets up with a passing motorist on the road a while later, who turns out to be Martin Delambre (George Baker) who is heading for Montreal. Patricia decides to go with him, and when the time comes for Martin to return to his lab out in the country, she decides to accompany him there as well. As it turns out, Martin and Patricia get married before leaving Montreal.

Patricia keeps quiet to Martin about her escape from an insane asylum, not knowing she can expect some unpleasant surprises from his private life. Being a Delambre, his "research" involves a teleportation machine, something that had not proved good for Andre and Philippe Delambre in the previous two films. And the legacy of their research is that Martin ages prematurely if he does not inject himself periodically, thanks to Philippe Delambre retaining some fly genes in his DNA, even after he had restored back to apparent normality at the end of Return of the Fly, which have passed on to his descendants. As a result, Martin's body ages as rapidly as a fly's, by which standard he should have died in infancy. The drug he takes controls this accelerated aging, but if he misses a dose, the aging catches up to him in minutes. Little wonder Martin keeps this from Patricia.

Martin and Patricia arrive back home at the Delambre mansion in whose basement a lab is secreted where they continue the family's work on a teleporter.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Delambre family curse. 9 Mar 2012
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
The Curse Of The Fly is the third instalment of the original series of films born out of the short story written by George Langelaan. Here in this one, a vast improvement on the awful Return Of The Fly, we are with the descendants of doomed Andre Delambre from the first and best original feature film. The links and time frames are rather tenuous, but the basic core of matter transportation still remains, with obviously less than great experimentation results!. Playing out more as a science fiction thriller than a outright horror picture, Curse Of The Fly has oodles of atmosphere and a genuine feel of a tragic melodrama, it also boasts the watchable talent of Brian Donlevy as Henri Delambre. It opens with a fabulous sequence and ends with a very satisfying conclusion, while the make up effects of the creepers certainly don't embarrass the film at all. For sure there is the usual cheese that comes with this up and down genre, but as low grade genre films go, this one most definitely holds up rather well. 6/10
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3.0 out of 5 stars Curse Of The Fly 6 Jun 2014
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I have given this DVD 3 stars because I purchased this for a friend and she said that it was an ok movie but abit 'cheesy' in places. However, 'a must' to complete any 'Fly' collection. Thank you.
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