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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 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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Metamorphic June 12 2003
Format:VHS Tape
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. Seth Brundle (Goldblum) is not satisfied with that. He wants to be able to transport living tissue but all his experiments in this direction have failed. He demonstrates his invention to a journalist (Geena Davis) he meets at a science fair. The stocking she lets him use is teleported from one pod to another. Seth continues to experiment, trying to transport living things, but it's not working. When he tries to transport a baboon it ends up as a mass of bloody tissue, as if it's been put in a huge microwave oven. As Veronica (Davis) continues to follow the progress of Seth's scientific endeavor she develops a fondness for him and naturally, they become lovers. As the story continues, Seth finds a way to program the computer to transport living things. His next attempt with a new baboon is successful. Seth needs to have tests done on the baboon that could take weeks to make sure he's alright. He doesn't want to wait that long. He attempts to transport himself and it works. But he didn't transport only himself. A fly happens to buzz into the pod with him. Seth's genetic makeup is merged with the fly's. Seth is suddenly exhibiting signs of incredible strength and agility. His appetite starts demanding incredible amounts of sugar and sweets. "Something went wrong Seth, when you went through, something went wrong", Veronica warns him. In time, as Seth's body starts deteriorating, he knows something did go wrong. When he searches the computer for the answer he discovers the horrible truth.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Um... Yeah... Aug. 31 2002
Format:VHS Tape
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 mere words "Heeeeeeelp meeeeeee!" Sure, it was a bit corny in the special effects, but it had real horror, real relationships, real reactions. This remake, on the other hand, goes all out in the gross department, mostly centered around the Fly's regurgitating on various proteins so he can then consume them and various bits of his body dropping off at inopportune moments. They aren't so much horrifying as they are nauseating, but that's not the real failure here. The real failure is in the lack of any sincerity in the relationships that are portrayed in the film.
For some odd reason, they tried to make this a love story. Well, they failed there as well, because there are no real reactions here. The scene that best sums up the improbability factor is one in which Davis's character gets her first real look at the transitionary monster Goldblum's character has turned into. Upon tenderly reaching up to cradle his face in her hand, she winds up with his ear in her palm. With lukewarm reaction to this rather shocking event, she then goes on to press her cheek to the space where the ear had been. Now I know what it is to love someone, and if my husband's ear popped off in my hand, I would likely not go screaming into the street, but you can bet I'd drop that sucker and perform the dance of "ew ew ew" to the other side of the room, and I certainly wouldn't go nuzzling the spot where it had been two minutes later. My suspension of disbelief only goes so far. I really cannot buy the relationship I'm handed without seeing this woman popping two handfuls of valium before she heads in to check on her boyfriend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fly
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.
Published 5 months ago by Karen MacKay
5.0 out of 5 stars Biased for Goldblum
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... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jesse
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good,but disgusting
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... Read more
Published on Aug. 30 2007 by falcon
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
5.0 out of 5 stars FOR THE WIMPY REVIEWERS!
Published on Sept. 30 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars My second favorite horror film.
"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. Read more
Published on June 26 2003 by Stewart
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
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 9 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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