The Fly (1986) UK
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Director:David Cronenberg
Studio:20th Century Fox
Producer:Steven-Charles Jaffe, Mel Brooks
Writer:George Langelaan, Charles Edward Pogue
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:Won Oscar. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages:English, DTS 5.1, English, Dolby Digital 5.1, French, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish, Dolby Digital 1.0, Commentary by David Cronenberg, Unknown
Subtitles:English, Spanish
Features:HiFi Sound
David Cronenberg  ...  (Director)
George Langelaan, Charles Edward Pogue  ...  (Writer)
Joy Boushel  ...  Tawny
Leslie Carlson  ...  Dr. Brent Cheevers (as Les Carlson)
George Chuvalo  ...  Marky
Michael Copeman  ...  2nd Man in Bar
Geena Davis  ...  Veronica Quaife
John Getz  ...  Stathis Borans
Jeff Goldblum  ...  Seth Brundle
Shawn Hewitt  ...  Clerk
Carol Lazare  ...  Nurse
David Cronenberg  ...  Gynecologist
Comments: Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong.

Summary: 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