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The Fly [Blu-ray] [1958]

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  • Actors: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Herbert Marshall, Vincent Price, Kathleen Freeman
  • Directors: Kurt Neumann
  • Producers: Kurt Neumann
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Sept. 2013
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DP3ZOMS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,250 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When a scientist (David Al Hedison) attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes that he, his wife (Patricia Owens) and his brother (Vincent Price) can capture the other mutant and reverse the experiment.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Adrian Drew TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
"The Fly" still works quite well and has surprisingly high production values for a 1958 film of this genre even including a ballet sequence in it's attempt to evoke the cultural life of Paris: as the film - true to the short story on which it's based - takes place in France.

Strongly cast with David (Al) Hedison, Patricia Owens, Herbert Marshall and Vincent Price in the leads, and some well/known faces as support players ( the maid, the nightwatchman in the factory, even a member of the audience sharing the box at the opera) what could frankly have been a totally ludicrous story, comes across with some - if limited - conviction - although film historians tell us that Price and Marshall went into paroxysms of hysteria when filming the ending which required countless takes before the cast could control themselves!

For over 35 minutes of its short running time, the film seems very much a standard murder mystery which only gradually reveals the sic-fi/horror at its core. Marshall, as ever, gives a thoroughly convincing performance as the sceptical detective and Hedison who went on to star in the series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" gives a committed and naturalistic portrayal of the scientist victim, insisting that he wore the fly mask throughout all sequences when his character was on screen - even when covered with a black head cloth! Price and Owens however are never totally convincing as his brother and wife and Price's campness and Owens melodramatics will be definitely a plus or minus quality depending on the tastes of viewers.

The new Blu-ray comes in a solid transfer on this 50GB disc. The original elegant CinemaScope 2.35:1 ratio is thankfully
retained and there is little evidence of DNR or "sharpening".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Colonel Decker on 12 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD
The original and best version of The Fly. The touches are wonderful, a fly that annoys all of our central characters before the real horrors begin, being the prime example. The acting is very solid. And the film unlike the remake is much more emotional. Here we have a well to do family being torn apart and a young boy who feels that he is letting down his mother, the emotional impact of this movie seems to have either been dismissed or neglected. Since the Cronenberg's remake this film has been looked upon by some as just another goofy 50s monster movie and it is so much more deserving than that statement.

There is even some gore- and when the fly head is revealed, it can still have the power to shock- though what a teenage audience would think is any one's guess.

Stand out performance from detective Herbert Marshall and Patricia Owens is excellent as Andre's wife who must bear this horrific outcome at the same time as being made a victim. Vincent Price also stars and is ever very good, though a number of actors could have played the role.

True the final scene though infamous, does look scrappy and cheap, but hey this was 1958, get over it. Make no mistakes the remake is a very good film, that simply brought the idea buzzing into the 80s. But this film has way more emotion and heart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 27 April 2015
Format: Blu-ray
The original 1958 The Fly feels a lot like a short story padded out to feature length: much of the first half hour is taken up with Vincent Price’s besotted brother-in-law and Herbert Marshall’s civilized detective try to work out just why Patricia Owens crushed her husband to death and whether she is insane and much of the last twenty minutes over whether the story she unfolds in flashback is true or the product of a deranged mind. Even when the film gets to the meat of the story, we never see David Hedison’s disastrous teleportation experiment that leaves him with the head and claw of a fly, the emphasis remaining on mystery as it saves the revelation of his new form for an effective shock and a quite impressive feat of twitching makeup surprisingly late in the picture. Interestingly it's one of the few monster movies where the creature never kills anyone, the tension instead coming from the threat of violence as the insect half fights for control of his body. The Fly itself or even the infamous "Help me! Help me!" moment aren't the funniest moments in the film - that honor goes to the cat's interdimensional mewing - but on the balance it's more good good than bad good.

Fox’s new Blu-ray release boasts excellent picture quality that’s easily the best the film has ever looked on home video, a truly beautiful restoration with vivid colour, strong definition and none of the usual problems associated with transferring 50s CinemaScope films to home video.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John B on 28 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a much better film than the newer version with Jeff Goldlum and the picture quality is excellent for a film of this vintage. The extras are reasonable and have a trailer of Return of the Fly which amazingly is in Black and White!
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