The Fly (Collector's Edition)

The Fly (Collector's Edition)

Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
, Geena Davis
Geena Davis
, John Getz
John Getz
, Joy Boushel
Joy Boushel
David Cronenberg
The Fly (Collector's Edition)

The Fly (Collector's Edition)

Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
, Geena Davis
Geena Davis
, John Getz
John Getz
, Joy Boushel
Joy Boushel
David Cronenberg

DVD (Special Edition)

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After spending years consigned to one half of a double-feature disc, David Cronenberg's brilliantly personalized take on The Fly has received a special edition worthy of its merits. Starting off the package is a slick new transfer; the video offers a slight but noticeable improvement on the past edition, with a richer sense of color and detail as well as mastering for high-definition. The audio portion of the disc offers effective 5.1 Dolby and DTS mixes guaranteed to give the viewer's stereo system a workout. The first disc also features an excellent commentary track from Cronenberg that covers everything from technical and aesthetic details to on-the-set memories in the director's wry, understated style. The second disc is where the real treats begin for the film's longtime fans. First up is a new epic-length documentary on the making of The Fly that covers everything one could ever want to know about the film (with the selection of optional scene extensions, it can go all the way up to two hours and 45 minutes). This might be too much of a good thing for some viewers but the producers' willingness to leave no stone unturned is truly impressive. There's also a gallery of deleted scenes that have been painstakingly reconstructed and given new sound mixes for this disc -- fans of the film will flip over the often discussed but rarely seen "Monkey Cat" sequence. The viewer's behind-the-scenes knowledge is further extended with a series of film tests, including an amusing bit where Cronenberg camps it up in a fly costume on the film's revolving set. Elsewhere, the second disc features an elaborate series of still galleries that cover everything from the expected stills and conceptual art to reproductions of script drafts and the George Langelaan short story that inspired all the Fly films. Rounding out the disc is a generous trailer collection that includes all the theatrical and television trailers for the 1986 version of The Fly as well as trailers from The Fly 2, the 1958 version of The Fly, and The Return of the Fly. In short, this is a stellar DVD package, and fans of horror and sci-fi classics will be thrilled with its thorough excellence.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2005
UPC: 0024543190851
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 7,701

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by director David Cronenberg; All-new documentaries covering all three stages of The Fly production: "Larva," "Pupa," and "Metamorphosis," with enhanced viewing mode; Deleted scenes with storyboard and script comparisons; Never-before-seen alternate ending; Rare test footage (makeup and visual effects); "The Brundle Museum of Natural History" featurette; George Langelaan's original short story; Charles Edward Pogue's original screenplay; David Cronenberg's screenplay rewrite; Interactive articles (stills with video clips) from Cinefex and American Cinematographer; Promotional featurettes; Still photo galleries (publicity, behind-the-scenes, concept art, and visual effects); Original teasers, trailers, TV spots, and more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Goldblum Seth Brundle
Geena Davis Veronica Quaife
John Getz Stathis Borans
Joy Boushel Tawny
Les Carlson Dr. Cheevers
George Chuvalo Marky
Michael Copeman 2nd Man in Bar
David Cronenberg Gynecologist
Carol Lazare Nurse
Shawn Hewitt Clerk

Technical Credits
David Cronenberg Director,Screenwriter
Deirdre Bowen Casting
Marc Boyman Co-producer
Louis Craig Special Effects
Denise Cronenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Elinor Rose Galbraith Set Decoration/Design
Rolf Harvey Art Director
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Shonagh Jabour Makeup
James McAteer Set Decoration/Design
Dwayne McLean Stunts
Kip Ohman Co-producer
Charles E. Pogue Screenwriter
Ted Ross Special Effects
Patricia Rozema Asst. Director
Ronald Sanders Editor
Howard Shore Score Composer
Carol Spier Production Designer
Steve Weslak Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Fly, Disc 1
1. Main Titles [:11]
2. Brundle's Boast [1:44]
3. The Telepods [:10]
4. Not for Publication [2:02]
5. It's a Joke [5:29]
6. Seth's Offer [1:52]
7. The Ex-Boyfriend [:34]
8. Inside Out [1:31]
9. Talk to the Tape [1:57]
10. The New Boyfriend [2:44]
11. An Experiment With Flesh [1:21]
12. Finished [1:24]
13. Time to Celebrate [3:00]
14. Your Discovery Is My Discovery [:24]
15. The Human Subject [2:09]
16. Jealous [1:48]
17. A Changed Man [1:54]
18. Purified [3:12]
19. Into the Plasma Pool [2:57]
20. The Bet [2:42]
21. Tawny's New Man [4:02]
22. Something Not Human [2:07]
23. The Secondary Element [1:51]
24. Help Me... [1:41]
25. Brundlefly [2:22]
26. Seth's Baby [2:29]
27. The Beast Within [5:26]
28. Relics [2:13]
29. Insect Politics [1:54]
30. Ronnie's Choice [3:53]
31. Killing Brundle [2:41]
32. the Insect's Enemy [1:34]
33. Help Me Be Human [2:09]
34. The Final Fusion [1:01]
35. Last Request [:44]
36. End Titles [3:24]
Disc #2 -- The Fly, Disc 2
01. Beginnings
02. False Start
03. Every Ending Is Also a Beginning
04. The Ultimate Family
05. Catch Me If You Can
06. Second Nature
07. Most People Would Give Anything to Be Turned Into Something Else
08. The Jaw Is Off the Fly
09. Diving Into the Plasma Pool
10. August 15, 1986
11. The Brundle Museum of Natural History [11:50]

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