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  • Published: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2005]
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 95 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: R

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  • 024543190851

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The fly 1986

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Call number: DVD Science-Fiction Fly

Available Copies: Pittsfield Adult

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.

Special features: Disc 1: Commentary with David Cronenberg; Disc 2: "Fear of the flesh: the making of The Fly" documentary; "Fear of the flesh: Larva" documentary; "Fear of the flesh: Pupa" documentary; "Fear of the flesh: Metamorphosis" documentary; branching clips: A Radical Departure / The Rise of Marketing / Who Wants to Die? / All You Have To Do Is Be Passionate / Cronenberg's Preparation / On Cronenberg's Films / Cronenberg as Gynecologist / Cronenberg as Director / On the Cannes Jury / The Mother of Invention / It Takes Time To Spread the Goop / Glass-Break Test / Scotch & Razor Blades Genes in the Ether / Winning the Oscar / The Last Collaboration / Haunted by the Fly / The Brundle Museum of Natural History; deleted scenes; test footage; written works: George Langelaan's original short story / Charles Edward Pogue's Original Screenplay / David Cronenberg's rewrite / Interactive Cinefex article THE FLY Papers / Interactive American Cinematographer article New Buzz on an Old Theme / Interactive American Cinematographer article More About 'The fly"; promotional material: The Fly Teaser / The Fly Trailer / TV Spot #1 / TV Spot #2 / TV Spot #3 / Featurette / David Cronenberg Profile / The Fly II Teaser / The Fly II Trailer / The Fly (1958) / Return of the Fly (1959) / One Sheet & Lobby Card Gallery; still gallery: Publicity / Behind the scenes / Concept art / Effects / Monkey-Cat / Space Bug / Arm wrestling / Make-up; Easter eggs; Summer of '86: Big Trouble In Little China / Aliens / The Fly.

Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Les Carlson, George Chuvalo.

Seth Brundle is a brilliant but eccentric scientist who attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man.

DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround.

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This film created such an atmosphere of creepiness, my skin still crawls thinking about it.


This is one of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen. That's not to say it's not good, it's just...really really gross. A man literally turns into a giant fly. The process of that is gooey and absolutely disgusting. The acting is really good in it, and you can't help but appreciate that dynamic Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum had going in the 80s. The absolute horror is palpable as Seth transitions, both for him at first and for Veronica as she realizes he is becoming increasingly ok with turning into a monster.... A classic of the horror/sci-fi genre.

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