The Fly/The Fly 2 [DVD]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
|Price:||£5.82 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Double bill featuring two tales of men turning into insects. In 'The Fly' scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) uses himself as a guinea-pig in his experiments with transmitting matter, but is unaware that a fly has got into the machinery. He embarks on a relationship with Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), the journalist covering his project, and they are both surprised when his body begins to take on fly-like characteristics. In 'The Fly 2', Seth is no more, but he has left behind a gruesome legacy: the teleportation device which transformed him into a human fly, and a son, Martin, who is infected with his father's insect metabolism. Martin grows at a hugely accelerated rate, and he is soon a fully-grown man, keen to pick up the experiments where Seth left off...
David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of the science fiction classic about a scientist who accidentally swaps body parts with a fly is both smart and terrifying: an allegory for the awful processes of slow death and a monster movie with a tragic spin. Jeff Goldblum gives a masterful performance as a sweet, nerdy scientist whose romance with a writer (Geena Davis) makes him more fully alive. Next thing you know, a tiny oversight in an experiment causes him to transmogrify, gradually, into something more like an insect than a human. This is Cronenberg (Scanners, Videodrome) country, so expect The Fly to be a gross-out, but in the way that disease corrupts the body and can make a loved one unrecognizable on every level. This is one of Cronenberg's best films, and certainly one of the important movies of the 1980s. --Tom Keogh
The Fly II
Chris Walas, the effects whiz who turned Jeff Goldblum into the gooey, grotesque Brundle-Fly in David Cronenberg's The Fly, makes his directorial debut in this equally icky sequel. Eric Stoltz is Brundle's genetically diseased offspring, a boy genius brought up in an experimental laboratory by a nefarious foster father eager to see what his inevitable metamorphosis will bring. No surprise here: like father, like son. Daphne Zuniga is his sweet young girlfriend, and John Getz reprises his role from the first film as a bitter alcoholic with a very bad fake beard. This cut-rate Son of the Fly knockoff pales next to Cronenberg's classic, degenerating into a gory revenge flick. Walas strains under a limited budget, and many of the more elaborate creatures (a monstrously mutated dog, the skeletal fly monster leaping about the warehouse-like lab) are rather shabby. The makeup is suitably gooey, slathered in ooze and pus, and the mayhem-filled finale is a nasty but impressive over-the-top frenzy of blood and gore climaxing in the nastiest piece of poetic justice since Freaks. The opening birth scene (with a look-alike subbing for mom Geena Davis) is an homage to Larry Cohen's It's Alive. --Sean Axmaker
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
'The Fly 2' doesn't quite pull of in scary terms what the first one achieved, perhaps due to a lack of atmosphere that was so clearly present in 'The Fly', but is an excellent 100 minutes of added entertainment. Continuing from the first, Eric Stoltz is the spawn of Seth Brundle, born human but with an accelerated growth 'disease', which in turn means that he grows far quicker than average and also has remarkable intelligence. He eventually starts to realise that he will, like his father, become mutated and fights a race against time to save himself, but standing in his way is his guardian from birth, Mr Bartok, who wants his 'project' to develop so that he can attempt some form of personal legacy.
All in all, this DVD set is great value for money and great for that night in when a scare and some gore would go down a treat...'be afraid, be very afraid'!!!
Anyone who has seen the original film starring Vincent Price will have some idea of what to expect from this remake; a terrible teleportation accident in which a fly gets into the same teleportation device that the main character is in. But while in the original, the result was that the human body came out of the other device with the head and arm of the fly (vice-versa for the body of the fly), the result in this remake is much more horrible.
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is the doomed scientist who is dabbling in the use of teleportation, and Geena Davis plays Veronica, the journalist who is covering his work and who is also Brundle's love interest in the film. Together, they perfect the teleportation sequence to transport organic tissue. Brundle becomes angry; however, as he believes that Veronica is still seeing her ex-partner and magazine editor, Stathis Borans (John Getz), and proceeds to test the "telepod" on himself and accidentally splices himself with a common housefly. What follows is a truly disturbing sequence of events as Brundle gradually decomposes into something far from human, while Veronica finds herself caring for him. Directed by the masterful David Cronenberg, and featuring a great cast as well as completely believable and grotesque special effects, The Fly is a terrifying romantic horror film with an underlying message in the form of aging and inevitable death.
As you would expect, The Fly 2 doesn't live up to the epic first film. Despite this, it is certainly a competent horror film in its own right.Read more ›
Disc 1 features The Fly (1986), digitally remastered version with DTS & DD 5.1 Sound, audio commentary by director David Cronenberg.
Disc 2 features The Fly II (1989), digitally remastered version with DTS & DD 5.1 Sound, audio commentary by director Chris Walas & Film Historian/Archivist Bob Burns, Alternative Ending, Deleted Scene, & Four Theatrical Trailers (original 'Fly' movies & remakes).
Definitely recommend this little set, you get the classic Cronenberg 1986 version of 'The Fly' and its very worthy sequel and you do get some extras!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the dvd was scratched and jumped once but it was good anywayPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
First of all i like all types of horror movies, especially the B-class ones.
I really liked and enjoyed The Fly with J. Goldblum and G. Davis. Read more