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The Fly/Return Of The Fly [DVD]
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Original Theatrical Trailors
Subtitles:Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwigian, Polish, Portugese, Swedish, English for the hearing impaired
Running Time: The Fly 89 mins appox ; Colour Running Time: Return Of The Fly 76 mins Approx; Black & White
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" knock-off 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 make-up 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 mum Geena Davis) is an homage to Larry Cohen's It's Alive. --Sean Axmaker
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In my opinion it is the acting and direction rather than the plot which makes this film great. Vincent Price plays a concerned brother in law very well indeed and you can feel the sadness of the character as events beyond his control threaten those he loves. Patricia Owens plays an unfortunate wife who does what she has to do even at the risk of facing imprisonment.
This film is in full colour with a variety of subtitles and comes with an original theatrical trailer. Watch the trailer first - it sets the atmosphere without giving away any of the plot of the film. Simply great.
The Return of the Fly (1959) was obviously a lower buget film than the original, but it is still a great film. The main clue to the lower buget is that the film was shot in black and white unlike the original which was in technicolour. The film features much more of the monster and more Vincent Price (yay!). Set about 15 years or so after the first film the film begins with a saddening funeral.
This is much more of a monster flic than the first Fly film and focuses much more on action rather than upon the fight of a monster to retain his humanity. Although the quality of acting is still excellent and the characters are still interesting and complex one can easily see the original as the superior of the two films.Read more ›
Return Of The Fly is a pretty good sequel to The Fly (1958). The action begins a few years later with Phillipe, the original scientist's son, all grown up and wanting to continue his father's experiments (silly boy). You just know the consequences of doing this will be tragic! Strangely enough this film was shot in black and white whereas the original made a year earlier was shot in colour but, like its predecessor, it was filmed in cinemascope and is still a visual treat. By the way, Phillipe is played by a young Brett Halsey who went on to star in Mario Bava's Four Times That Night and Lucio Fulci's Touch Of Death.
The Fly & Return Of The Fly - English Language with optional Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish and English for the hearing impaired subtitles.
Each disc also includes an original theatrical trailer.
Firstly let me say right from the start that I enjoyed both these films, regardless of any reservations I may have about them. They are good quality horror films of the 1950's. Overall I rate the first film slightly higher than the second one, because its in colour and mainly because the first film has a much better ending than the second, which is a little too Hollywood for my liking.
For their time both films are actually pretty scary. In fact the 2nd film has one classic scene where regardless of the fact that you know what is going to happen, when it does it still makes you jump. By todays standards the special effects are primitive, but I was quite surprised how effective they were considering we are talking about films over 40 years old.
The acting and direction is generally of a decent standard and the only area where the films sometimes let themselves down relate to parts of the plot which don't quite follow logically.
So overall whilst these two films are certainly not masterpieces, they are much better than expected, and in a few key scenes quite haunting. You won't forget the phrase "Help Me" for a long time.
As I was buying this as a gift for a French person who would've have found the subtitles (at least) useful, I thought I'd clarify this so that the same thing doesn't happen to someone else.
Other than that, no problem!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this classic double bill,strange though as the original is in colour and then the sequel is in B/W. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andrew
Loved the Fly - a great story well acted
Return of the Fly was a poor sequel, lacking al the charm of its predecessor
Arrived well packaged and on time, pleased with seller.
Love these films, Vincent price on form once again. Read more
Helpppp me, Helpppp me. Love the old sci fi movies. Remember the classic hunt for the fly with the white head and the old head under the press. Great classic filmsPublished 16 months ago by peter crump