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The Fly
Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis




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This version of THE FLY is an update of the original horror classic about a brilliant scientist who develops a machine that molecularly transports objects in seconds, but inadvertently combines his DNA with that of a fly. Jeff Goldblum gives an outstanding performance as Seth Brundle, the heart-wrenching victim. David Cronenberg's classic won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.

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Overview

This version of THE FLY is an update of the original horror classic about a brilliant scientist who develops a machine that molecularly transports objects in seconds, but inadvertently combines his DNA with that of a fly. Jeff Goldblum gives an outstanding performance as Seth Brundle, the heart-wrenching victim. David Cronenberg's classic won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.

Awards:
1986 - Academy Awards - Best Makeup Winner

Main Cast & Crew

David Cronenberg - Director
Jeff Goldblum
Geena Davis
John Getz
Joy Boushel
Les Carlson
George Chuvalo
Michael Copeman
David Cronenberg
Carol Lazare
Sean Hewitt

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Widescreen Special Edition)
  • Run Time: 97
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543190851
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2005

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Movies > Horror/Suspense

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Synopsis:
David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 classic transcends its genre to become a moving portrait of a man and his lover attempting to come to terms with his physical disintegration. "The Fly" stars Jeff Goldblum as a spaced-out scientist who invents a genetic teleportation machine and accidentally transforms himself into a fly. In the horrifyingly graphic detail that is his trademark, Cronenberg depicts the scientist's painful mutation from human into insect. What gives the film its tragic dimension is the emotional depth of the relationship between the scientist and his journalist girlfriend (Geena Davis) as she witnesses his slow, painful metamorphosis.

Notes:
Shot on location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; color by DeLuxe.

Reviews:
"...[Cronenberg] is expertly able to create some shocking scenes....Visually intriguing..." - 08/13/1986 Variety


"...THE FLY plunges deeper into the forbidding realm of genetic dysfunction with genuinely unsettling results....It unfolds with such eerie grandeur that it will leave you stoked with a creepy high for hours after you've left the theater..." - 08/14/1986 Los Angeles Times, p.C1


"[T]ouching and humorous." - 01/01/2004 Total Film, p.134-5


"THE FLY explores hidden fears of sex and reproduction, but it also allows a tenderness to blossom between Mr. Goldblum and Ms. Davis that is touching and exceptional in his work." - 10/18/2005 New York Times, p.E3


"[T]his is a perfectly structured film....Typical of Cronenberg is the combination of graphic sickness and good humour that accompanies Brundle's metamorphosis..." - 05/01/2008 Empire, p.161


5 stars out of 5 -- "Davis delivers one of her finest performances....It's easy to see how this masterpiece established Cronenberg as a bastion of the body-horror genre." - 05/01/2008 Ultimate DVD, p.83

 

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