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Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist 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.
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
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 20 months ago by Karen MacKay
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 morePublished on Feb. 10 2013 by Jesse
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 morePublished on June 26 2004 by J. Michael Shepherd
HEY LITTLE P***IES OUT THERE THAT THINK THIS MOVIE IS SO GROSS AND DISGUSTING I GOT A LITTLE TIP FOR YA, GROW A BACKBONE YOU KNOW A SPINE! Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2003