The Fly [Blu-ray]
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This movie is encoded on Blu-Ray using the AVC codec and is brought in using 1080p that most expect from Blu-Ray. The video itself is less than stellar in terms of presentation. Let me qualify this. This is likely the best the movie has EVER looked for home presentation, but it's not a visually impressive movie no matter how it's presented. There is some film grain but there is plenty of detail to be seen. It's just that the movie has no "pizazz" to it so to speak. There are no blemishes on the film and no weird compression artifacts at all. This is as it should be for an HD release.
The audio is DTS-HD lossless. The problem is that there really isn't much that requires any directionality here. It's mostly dialog driven with not much else going on in the sound field. The thing is, 5.1 audio in a movie like this really isn't needed and I'm glad that Fox didn't try to dress the audio up needlessly. I may sound like a broken record but this is also likely the best The Fly has sounded in the home market.
The extras, as seems to be the case on many releases of films that already have DVD editions packed with extras, are all in standard definition. There are some Blu-Ray exclusive extras that aren't particularly noteworthy. The first is pop-up trivia during the film (you can turn this on and off) with fun production facts and so on. The other is a very boring and annoying "game" called "Flyswatter.Read more ›
I'm a bit late in singing the praises of this DVD since it came out last year already but as of late, I've been watching this film a lot because of how well produced this DVD is. They really did a good job with this disc and they finally gave the film the treatment it deserves. The picture is nice and clear and the 5.1 mixes (Dolby Digital and DTS) are pretty sweet. So what that translates to is that what was disgusting before in this film is made to be utterly revolting now. Vomiting never looked and sounded so clear before now, especially as it eats through the flesh of a poor guy's hand and foot!
This disc is loaded with special features and if they release this down the road with more stuff, I won't believe it. You get a Cronenberg commentary which is nice because his commentaries are always an enjoyable and informative listen. There are great featurettes, interesting deleted scenes, scripts, texts, pictures and a fantastic, lengthy making-of documentary which is worth the price of the disc alone. If I had to complain, I would've liked to see something said about Howard Shore's music for the film but they really don't make any mention of it. It's a very minor complaint and nothing that hurts the disc overall.
The Fly is a pretty nasty film and I think on that we can all agree on that. Few movies are as revolting as this one, that's for sure. But underneath the viscera, you have a very intelligent, thoughtful and genuinely moving film that has great performances by Jeff Goldblum in the title role, Geena Davis and John Getz. I really appreciate this film and I'm glad that they took the time to produce this edition to properly compliment it. Highly recommended, especially if you're a fan or even if you haven't seen this film at all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
ITS NOTHING LIKE THE 1958 VERSION JEFF GOLDBLUM SUCKS AND WHY IS THE 20TH CENTURY FOX FANFARE SO GRAINY REMINDS ME OF DIE HARD WHERE IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS FROM A VHS TAPE.Published 4 days ago by BOB SZVETICS
This is one of those rare times where the followup is better that the original. Great movie!Published 4 days ago by Ty
Pretty intense movie. Insane special effects and crazy ending.Published 8 days ago by Margarita G. Gutierrez
Love Jeff Goldblum. Love Geena Davis. Love this movie. A classic horror story like no other. Lotta sexual stuff - not for the kiddies.Published 16 days ago by John Drago
Disgusting, effective,and unique; even if you aren't a huge horror fan, you should see this moviePublished 16 days ago by Mike Bryan
A true classic. Happy with the transfer etc., I feel like it looks/sounds basically as good as it can. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amy Bogartz
Jeff goldblum is incredible. Oh how I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during filming......this movie creeped me out as a kid and still leaves me with nightmares!Published 26 days ago by billwi lliaem
I’m a big fan of David Cronenberg’s movies. He’s made a bunch of interesting films throughout the years (Dead Ringers and Eastern Promises are a couple of my favorites) and you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wesley Bob
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