The Fly

The Fly

DVD - 1986
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Seth Brundle develops a system to transport objects in a matter of seconds, but when he tries it on himself, Seth's genes and molecules are accidently fused with those of a fly. At first Seth is elated by his new physical abilities but soon his excitement turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox, c1986
Branch Call Number: FLY
Characteristics: 2 dvds (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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fdb045
Sep 15, 2015

One of the truly great sci-fi/horror movies of all time. And one of David Cronenberg's best.

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britprincess1
Aug 23, 2013

A slow burn sci-fi freakout, this thrilling film was well written and performed. My only hope was for a better conclusion (less abrupt, don't you think?). I would recommend it.

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ManMachine
Dec 10, 2012

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!_____ When it comes to the likes of Sci-Fi/Horror remakes, eccentric director David Cronenberg certainly did manage to succeed quite brilliantly here (where very few others have) with this exceptional remake of The Fly._____ This 1986 offering is, by far, vastly superior to the original, 1958 version, which (even though it's considered to be a classic) is, from my perspective, a real laughable stinker. (So, anything would be an improvement to a piece of junk like that)_____ In its 95 minute running time, The Fly doesn't hit a single bum-note or waste a solitary moment._____ The Fly is an extremely intense story about a scientific experiment that goes very wrong after quirky, mad scientist, Seth Brundle, teleports himself into a world of pure hell, accidentally fusing his own DNA with that of a common house-fly's._____ Needless to say, Brundle's transformation is positively amazing. (Wait'll you see how he starts to digest his food) And I feel that I must give actor Jeff Goldblum a considerable amount of well-deserved credit here for turning in an absolutely first-rate performance as the nerdy, Seth Brundle.

macabrescribe May 24, 2011

The Fly is without a doubt one of David Cronenberg's best films. The movie becomes more than a meager horror-based science fiction flick. Cronenberg excellently explores the relationships between man and technology, man and animal, and worsening laziness and imminent doom. Although there are multiple themes embedded within The Fly, it is still a terrifying horror film. The gore and violence are prevalent, but it's very tastefully done. This is by far one of the best remakes ever made. This is how it's done.

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