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The Fly (Bilingual) [Import]

Jeff Goldblum , Geena Davis , David Cronenberg    R (Restricted)   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fly March 21 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my daughter for her birthday. It was on her list of have to own. A great gift. She loves the movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Biased for Goldblum Feb. 10 2013
By Jesse
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
That's the reason I got this movie, he's my favorite actor and I'd never seen this staple of his. Just further cements him as the wealthy man's Nic Cage, his acting chops are perfect in this. Scary, brilliant, and the DVD itself came in a beautiful box.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frightening, but very moving. June 3 2004
Format:VHS Tape
When I first bought this back in december 2002 it was my favourite film ever. Now, I have moved on, but I will always remember what a classic it is.
Jeff Goldblum is a scientist called Seth Brundle, living in a condo. But when he is working on a teleporting experiment, he accidently merges with a housefly. Geena Davis is Veronica, she has fallen in love with him, and has yet to know that he is transforming. Soon, Seth starts to get bad skin, his nails start to fall of, and he begins to get stronger, and Veronica expects something is wrong. When she finds out what's happening to him she realizes that she is going to have a baby, Seth's baby, and she thinks it will become what Seth is about to become. She tries to get the help of her ex-boyfreind (John Getz) and stop Seth for good.
This is a gory film, with a sickening ending and lots of disturbing scenes, but it can also really touch you, you can see how much pain Seth and Veronica are going through in the movie. In my opinion this is an 80s classic. Wonderful performances, great makeup and just a good plain horror movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good,but disgusting Aug. 30 2007
By falcon
i thought this movie was quite well done,very atmospheric and
creepy.Jeff Goldblum plays,Seth Brundle,A quiet,introverted scientist
who spends most of his time alone working on his new project.Geena
Davis plays Journalist Veronica Quaife,a journalist who Seth invites to
his place to show her what he is working on.up to this point,Seth's
experiments(teleportation) have been successful with inanimate
objects,and not so successful with living creatures.Seth thinks he has
worked out the bugs and tries the experiment on himself.the experiment
goes horribly wrong.Seth begins to change from being mild mannered and
shy to something else.Jeff Goldblum is terrific in showing the gradual
mental deterioration of the scientist.the actual physical
transformation that Seth undergoes is startling,but the final
transformation is something else entirely and somewhat disgusting.but
well done,considering the movie is over 20 years old.Geena Davis is
good in her portrayal of a woman at 1st fascinated and then terrified
by what has happened.the best part of this movie is the musical score
by Howard Shore,which is very moody and eerie.Nile Rodgers also
contributes a nice piece of music to the film with the original song
"Help Me".i'd have to give "The Fly" 4/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fly (1986 remake) April 15 2004
Format:VHS Tape
When a movie is this gross, I would give it no stars. But this remake was so much better than the original and the acting was so much better that I had no choice but to give this film five stars. But I have to say that after the first time I have seen this film, I was literlly sick to my stomach, but that only goes to show you that the make-up was that amazing. I am not a fan of Jeff Goldblum's, basically because most of the time his acting is kind of dry and dull, even though he can play a pretty good "brainy" character, but I really liked him in this film. Yeah is playing a somewhat dull-brainy-dry part, but he doesn't play it dry.
Jeff Goldblum is in the role of Seth Brundle, a scientist who does his experimentations with these two tripods. The process is to put one thing into one tripod and put something else into the other and the two objects or animals transport to the opposite tripod. One night, while doing the experiment on himself, a fly became trapped in the tripod Seth was in. The fly's DNA had mixed with Seth's causing him to become part human, part fly. Geena Davis plays Veronica "Ronnie", Seth's girlfriend. She begins to witness Seth's gruesome transformation. Then, Ronnie reveals to ex-boyrfriend, Stathis Borans (played by John Getz), that she is pregnant with Seth's child. She decides to go tell Seth, but by then, Seth is in one stage away from becoming a complete human-fly being. She goes in and has a talk with Seth, but after seeing what Seth has become, she decides not to say anything about the baby to Seth. Instead, she finishes the conversation with Seth and runs out to tell Stathis that she wants an abortion. Seth, hearing this from the roof, builds a third tripod and kidnaps Ronnie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FOR THE WIMPY REVIEWERS! Sept. 30 2003
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Format:VHS Tape
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5.0 out of 5 stars My second favorite horror film. June 27 2003
By Stewart
Format:VHS Tape
"The Fly" from 1986 is, in my opinion, one of the scariest and best horror movies ever. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis both do their best work here. I like how director David Cronenberg combined a tragic love story with the sci-fi/horror story. The love story gave the film an extra layer of depth that you wouldn't expect from a horror flick. This is one of the few horror films I've seen that is emotionally moving. "Poltergeist" and "The Sixth Sense" are other examples. Goldblum gives his character, Seth Brundle, so much humor and pathos that we still care about him even when he transforms slowly into another being. The makeup won an Oscar and deservedly so back in 1986. I highly recommend this film to all fans of horror and sci-fi.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good intent, bad delivery
This movie is a remake of the 1950's classic in which a scientist accidentally combines himself with a fly, creating a hybrid organism. Read more
Published on June 26 2004 by J. Michael Shepherd
4.0 out of 5 stars Metamorphic
A scientist (Jeff Goldblum) has discovered a way to transport objects from one location to another almost instantaneously. It only works with inantimate objects though. Read more
Published on June 12 2003 by Jerry Fry
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be Afraid...
Fresh from the success of 'Videodrome' and 'The Dead Zone' Canadian Director David Cronenberg's update of the 1958 Vincent Price classic is now, as stated by most, a horror classic... Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2002 by David Carling
1.0 out of 5 stars Um... Yeah...
What we have here, is a failure to horrify. I watched the classic original on tv when I was a mere tadpole, and for the next ten years my brother could have me in tears with the... Read more
Published on Aug. 31 2002 by LysKitsune
5.0 out of 5 stars "Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid."
This film is surely a unique film. Sure, it has a science-fiction horror storyline. It has production values similar to most other horror films. Read more
Published on March 10 2002 by GLENN WHELAN
4.0 out of 5 stars Be afraid......be very afraid.
This has to be one of my favorite sci-fi/horror movies. The special effects are some of the best, and I repeat, the BEST you'll ever see! Read more
Published on Dec 15 2001 by Erik Morton
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