Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena
Davis Director: David Cronenberg
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (16:9 Enhanced) Region: 2,4 Year: 1986 Distributor: Fox Subtitles: Czech Danish English Finnish Hebrew Hungarian Icelandic
Norwegian Polish Portuguese Swedish Running Time: 92 mins Features:
A horror movie that has aged quite well - incredible to think The
Fly turns 16 this year! One can't even cringe at the 1980s fashions
and haircuts . . .
The Fly is simply too classy a movie. If
you're squirming in your seat while watching it, it wouldn't be dated
fashions and/or special effects at all. Its pre-CGI creature is quite
well done and the make-up effects have held up good. Sixteen years later
they are still quite gruesome and realistic.
Ultimately The Fly, um, flies because of its good acting, adult
screenplay, the chilly Canadian (I suspect) locations and understated
score by Howard Shore. Also, the DVD's picture quality is quite good.
Some informative "making of" featurettes are included. The menu
is also funny.
By the way, for some truly terrible 'Eighties fashion ideas, check out
the Joel Schumacher vampire flick The Lost Boys (1987), a movie
I checked out along with the original Carrie (1976) and The
Fly as a horror triple DVD bill. To be honest, I can't which is the
worst in this case: the 'Eighties or the 'Seventies fashions and haircuts!
WORTH IT? Made in the decade that gave us either brain dead slasher
movies (Friday the 13th) or tongue in cheek "we're not taking
this serious at all" hipness (Fright Night), The Fly
stands out as an adult and intelligent horror movie that demands to be