Seth Brundle is a research scientist, employed by Bartok Sciences, who has invented Telepods two matter transmission pods that teleports any object through space from one Telepod to the other Telepod. But, it is until Seth meets journalist Veronica Quaife who inspires Seth to correct the system, that Seth achieves successful teleportation. But something goes horribly wrong, when Seth uses himself as a guinea-pig in a matter transmission experiment, as he teleports himself, unaware his genes have been fused with a house fly that was trapped in the telepod with him. Seth, now finds himself slowly transforming into a terrifying mutant creature known as Brundlefly as he finds himself in a fierce battle as his mutated genes begins to take over.
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I love this movie.It mixes horror with romance, which makes itspecial.Putting Jeff Goldblum was a great choice, as he brings quirkyhumour to the movie.I think every one should see this movie.I Don'twant to spoil the movie for anyone,so I wont. This is DavidCronenberg's best film ever!The FX in this movie are great. they arevery realistic.The best I've ever seen. Trust me I watch a lot ofmovies.The actors were great picks, they brought the movie to life.As Isaid before, I think everyone should watch this movie. This moviesatisfies your horror sweet tooth.Oh, and you should see some otherCronenberg Horror movies. they,re very good.
SPOILERSWell, it is really, really, really gory and gross. I little too grossfor some people, but I still enjoy watching this film. If you look pastall of the horrifying and gross and gory moments, you will findphenomenal performances by Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. When I firstheard about this film I thought it was just going to be a cheap andterrible remake of the original 1958 the Fly, but Cronenberg gave thisfilm a really unique and original feel to this. I was really impressedby this film.Here is the plot of this movie. It has the basic structure, but it isreally different. A scientist named Seth Brundle invents ateleportation device that can, well, telport things. Reporter VeronicaQuaife documents Seth's story. They fall in love. Then one night Sethgoes in a telepod and a fly goes inside the telepod too. Seth slowlystarts to turn into a human fly. He becomes stronger, he can climb onwalls, his body parts are falling off, and more. Seth leaves Veronica,or Ronnie, for a woman named Tawny. He leaves Tawny and tries to getwith Ronnie again. Then Ronnie finds out that she is pregnant. Shewants an abortion. Yeah, Seth is not to happy about that. He kidnapsher and takes her to his laboratory. He tries to get her into atelepod, and Seth becomes a human fly guy. He begs Ronnie to kill him.She does.Overall, this may be a really gross film, but it had terrific actingand the ending is really tragic and sad. I mean, the scientist is theoriginal was okay. Oh, what, he was killed? Nevermind. Anyway, pretendyou never read that and just remember to try to look deep down insidethis film and look at the sad and tragic structure, the great acting,and a great score by Howard Shore.9/10Recommended Films: The Fly(1958)
In David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 original, Seth Brundel (JeffGoldblum) is a cocky scientist who has created a new invention thattransports matter. After transporting a baboon (results are ugly), hetries it on himself and he is generally unharmed (Of course, Sethdidn't realize a fly was in the teleporter with him and he soon changesinto Brundelfly). Goldblum gives a terrific performance, but themake-up effects are so grotesque and revolting I almost threw up(particularly noteworthy is Brundelfly melting a guy's arm & leg withwhite vomit).A cool scene is when Brundel snaps a guy's arm whilearmwrestling for use of his Ho.Rating: **1/2 (out of ****)
This review is from: The Fly [VHS] (VHS Tape) HEY THIS IS WHERE JEFF AND GINA MET!!! I THOUGHT IT WAS CUTE HOW THEY ROMANCED AND WORKED TOGETHER. SHE IS A REPORTER DOING A SYNOPSIS ON THE EXPERIMENTS OF JEFF(DR. SETH). HER BOSS IS OBSESSING OVER HER CAUSE HE LIKES HER,BUT AFTER JEFF(DR. SETH) BONES HER,THAT IS IT. HE INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR ANOTHER PERSON TO BE PRESENT DOES THE EXPERIENMENT HIMSELF ALONE,NOT KNOWING THE POD HE LOCKED HIMSELF IN,A FLY HAS COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE AND THE GENETIC TISSUE IS RECORDED CHANGING HIS WHOLE THESIS. HE HIMSELF STARTS TO TRANSFORM INTO A HUMAN FLY. SHE LEARNS SHE IS PREGNANT AND IS AFRAID OF KNOWING WHAT MAY BE INSIDE OF HER AS A RESULT TO HAVING SEXUAL RELATIONS TO DR. SETH.
Perfect film from beginning to end. Visionary. Grotesque. A delight forscience fiction fans. You can watch this baby over and over and over andlove every second of it. The way that Goldblum falls apart as he turnsintothe fly is one of the best special effects make-up I haveseen.
The Fly is an 80s gory classic - it tells the story of a scientist who ispushing the bounds of science whilst falling in love with a journalist(Geena Davis). He accidentally tests out his invention whilst merginghimself with the genetics of a household fly. The fly hits the fan (so tospeak) - and his body begins to change...The Fly is a great creepy film - which attempts to delve into genetic ethicswhile being a "creature feature". It's makeup is truly disgusting - butthat makes it all the much better to watch - doesn't it?Jeff Goldblum is perfectly cast as a nervous, socially awkward scientist -and his transformation into a "super" creature is just great. Geena Davisis also excellent as the love interest who gets caught up with all theevents in the movie. John Getz is also great - he makes this an 80's movieas the greedy, self-centred yuppie wanna-be Geena Davisboyfriend...Fun but with morals...
How can i express with words the only horror movie that gave me truenightmares in my life, made me shiver from the terror and almost pee mypants!And believe me i have seen many of the great horror classics,from Halloween and Rosemary's baby to recent greats such as Audition,Saw and more.I must admit that three times i couldn't stand seeing themovie from start to finish!I think i first managed to watch all themovie when i was 15.I don't know where to start from?What to praisefirst?The excellent acting of Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis that buildsthe powerful love story that lies beneath the external terror?Theoutstanding special effects that rightfully took the Oscar (JeffGoldblum should also take the Oscar for his acting)?The great scenario(far better from the original)or the directing of the masterCronenberg?It was his first movie that i saw and it was enough to makeme discover almost all of his others movies; many of them are alsomasterpieces such as Videodrome, the Brood, Rabid, Dead Ringers andCrash and are highly recommended too.Recently, i saw the Fly again and it hasn't lost a bit of its originalpower and quality.I really love this movie!It made me love cinema...
Most science fiction films are big on ideas and special effects, butweak on coherence and character development; most horror films are justthe same, except without the ideas. But David Cronenberg's 'The Fly'takes one simple idea, develops it properly, and eschews (its genuinelyterrifying) special effects until its truly horrific climax. And bypaying some attention to the personalities of its protagonists, itactually makes you care about them (Jeff Goldblum is excellent in thelead role), and adds a level of serious reflection on the very natureof human mortality to the raw shock. The mix amounts to a gruesomelygood film.
This review is from: The Fly (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (DVD) My son is into zombie everything, books on zombie apocolyspe, etc, it was nice to show him a movie that grossed him out that had no zombies! kudos for "THE FLY" plus Jeff Goldbloom is still hot!
I was expecting a little bit more because David Cronenburg did this. He did "A History of Violence" which was great. The story was twisted and turned from the original but did not go too far from the original, which is good. The acting was pretty good and was cheesy at times, but for the most part was pretty good. The direction was good, but expected more from David Cronenburg. The visuals were well done. The fly transformation was very well done. It was shot well and the effects of how it looked were all very good. Overall, I think it is one of the better Sci-Fi remakes. Recommended.
This is a landmark of horror/sci-fi, not just for the eighties butforever.A reclusive -but hunky! lol - scientist named Seth Brundle (JeffGoldblum) meets an attractive, smart journalist, Veronica (Geena Davis,Goldblum's real-life girlfriend at the time and future wife). Shedrives him back to his place, and on the ride, he becomes motion-sick,which, we discover, was his true motivation for developing hismind-blowing invention - TELEPODS, capable of transporting (at thisstage)inanimate objects from one place to another like a magician'strick, only it's not a trick.After a contentious start to their relationship(he is upset upondiscovering she is taping their first conversation and she refuses toreturn the tape, as the story is much too newsworthy to give up and heunderstood she was a reporter), the two become friends as he continuesworking on his marvelous new invention, trying to figure out how tomake it possible to "teleport" living things. He attempts to begin withanimals with the hope of progressing to humans, but his first attempton a baboon is - I mean this literally - a bloody disaster. As hebegins to open up emotionally to his journalist/friend, the two becomelovers, much to the jealousy (disguised by snarkiness and sarcasm) ofher current boss/former lover, Stathis (John Getz). One night, shediscovers that Stathis plans to run with the Brundle story without her,she goes to confront him . . . leaving Seth alone to stew in his boozeand jealousy, a bad combination. On a drunken impulse, he decides toteleport himself, but there is a fly in the machine with him . . . andthe rest is eighties - and all time - horror history.The acting? Could we have asked for a better cast? Goldblum is quirkilybrilliant, Davis would go on shortly hereafter to be an Oscar-winner,and Getz holds his own. Cronenberg . . . well, what more do I have tosay than that? Cronenberg. There was some talk of Goldblum beingnominated for an Oscar for his work here, but that unfortunately didnot happen. However, the make-up effects did win, and this was welldeserved. A not to be missed classic.
I wasn't expecting much from `The Fly'. I actually thought that it looked rather corny, and I loathe the actor that is Jeff Goldblum almost all of the time so it was really a stroke I luck that I decided to even give this movie a try. My friends were all talking about it one day and I felt left out, beings that I was the only one of us who had yet to see it and so I rented it and watched it and, get this, loved it.The film centers around brilliant scientist Seth Brundle, a man on the verge of greatness. He invites journalist Veronica `Ronnie' Quaife back to his place to see the glorious invention he has been working on, and once she witnesses its potential she becomes absorbed in Brundle's life. Brundle has created a device that can transport matter from one pod to another. The machine is not able to handle living matter yet, but that is a bug Brundle is working out. When Brundle finally does decide to test his machine on himself he finds that the results are much more than he expected.Cronenberg brilliantly crafts `The Fly' into a top notch horror film, a film that is as scary as it is dreadful; as gory as it is detestable, but it also has a beating heart, and that is not something a lot of films of this nature possess. As Seth transforms into the dreadful Brundlefly we see his mental capabilities leaving him, and as he turns into something dangerous to the ones he loves (namely Ronnie) we can see genuine humanity in his fight to save her (and eventually himself). There are moments towards the end of the film that recalled `King Kong' to me, watching Ronnie crumble as her beloved is destroyed before her eyes. One thing I noticed that I thought was really interesting was the fact that in the opening scenes, where Seth is showing Ronnie his work, their eyes are glossed over and practically bulging from their skulls. They truly appear to be `buglike' and I really think this small detail adds layers to the films depth of character.So that brings me to the acting.Like I mentioned on the outset, I generally loathe Goldblum. He is usually a very annoying actor in my eyes. Here though he is spot on perfection. This was truly the perfect role for him. Every one of his usual mannered ticks are in full form here, but they work beautifully. I truly can't see anyone else playing Seth. Geena Davis is also wonderful here. I actually love her as an actress and think that she has continued to deliver film after film. As Ronnie she brings a true raw emotional connection to the film. Without her dedication to her performance the films moral would have went unnoticed, but her believability as Seth deteriorates before her is really what solidifies this films greatness.So, in the end, `The Fly' is truly one of Cronenberg's finest films, it may even be his best (I openly admit to not having seen all of his work, but of what I have seen I think this, along with `A History of Violence' is my favorite). `The Fly' is truly a brillaint horror film, but even more than that it is a brilliant film; period. Cronenberg has a way of getting under our skin and festering, and `The Fly' is no exception to that talent.
"The Fly" (1986) is a remake of a famous horror-sci-fi of the same title from the fifties, amazingly it is a far better movie than the original one.The story is as follows: a scientist is in the last stages of developing a revolutionary transport media: a teleporter. Trying to impress a young & beautiful journalist he commits the indiscretion to show her his prototype.To amend his slip Dr. Brundle recruits Veronica to write and film a diary of his investigation. Working together evolves into romance.The prototype has a bug: it only teleportate inanimate things. When animate subjects are entered a mass of blood & bones appears at the receiving cabin. So Dr. Brundle after an illuminating dialog with Veronica fix the software bug and is ready to send an ape from one cabin to the other.Unfortunately he gets jealous and drunk and instead of sending the baboon he performs the experiment personally with the unnoticed & unwelcome company of a fly.Well.... You know how computers are... Dr. Brundle and the Fly get mixed (with subtlety, not as in the original version when a whole head and hand were exchanged between scientific and insect).From here onwards a parallel with Kafka's "Metamorphosis" starts, until the end, providing the most fearful scenes to the movie.Musical score in charge of Howard Shore is on a higher level than usual scores for this kind of films. That is not a surprise now, knowing how many awards Shore has earned.Another plus of the film are the special effects done by Louis Craig and Ted Ross. Craig was nominated to a BAFTA award for this work. Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Brundle and Geena Davis as Veronica perform over par rendering a credible mask to their characters.This film is a very good one for sci-fi & horror film fans. Reviewed by Max Yofre.
Practically the best remake of all time. Vincent Price's movie was goodbut this one adds another level to it. Jeff Goldblum is wonderful asSeth Brundle/ Brundlefly he really shows the true madness of thecharacter while allowing the emotional content to shine through thegaps.This film is beautiful and even though the basic genre is horror thisfilm plays out one of the greatest love stories played out in filmhistory.In short 'The Fly' is well worth taking the time to sit down and watchbe it now or in ten years this film will always be a classic.
I, like many of the other reviewers, am not a fan of remakes. I mean, how many different ways can you tell a story without eventually corrupting its original intrigue? All too often, the remade product is a watered-down version of the original, barely resembling the initial plot and hardly worth the ridiculous ticket prices or the two hours of viewing time. Then we have the exceptions to the rules, which The Fly (1986) certainly is. This movie is a complete remake in the sense that Cronenberg's screenplay did not attempt to copy any of the elements created by Neumann and Clavell in their 1958 thriller of the same name. Instead, he incorporated 80s era scientific subject matter--DNA recombining, high-tech computers--with a touch of romance and changed the tone of the story but without abandoning the "don't-try-to-play-God" theme that made the original worth its salt. Of course, he did have his moment when he included the most famous line from the `58 version--"help me"--into his movie but who could blame him? I said that line for weeks after seeing the original!The stars of The Fly (1986) help move the plot along at a steady pace and keep you wanting new information. Though the chemistry between the leads is unmistakable, Jeff Goldblum carried this film above and beyond what it should have been and placed it in a category all its own. Just watching him morph into the fly was so intense! His physical contortions, his ticks, his dry sense of humor and his understated demeanor truly outshined the other cast mates.This flick is one of my favorites, as is the original, or should I say the first version, since The Fly (1986) is a new story all its' own. You'll find nothing water-downed about this film and nothing lacking. Well, almost nothing. I could have used another scene or two with Goldblum's shirt off but hey, that is an entirely different topic! Enjoy this movie.
HEY LITTLE P***IES OUT THERE THAT THINK THIS MOVIE IS SO GROSS AND DISGUSTING I GOT A LITTLE TIP FOR YA, GROW A BACKBONE YOU KNOW A SPINE! THIS MOVIE HAS WHAT NOT TOO MANY MOVIES OUT THERE TODAY HAVE AND THAT IS A SCARE FACTOR. MOVIES TODAY RELY TO MUCH ON CGI EFFECTS AND I GOTTA TELL YA, ITS GETTING BORING.BY THE WAY THIS MOVIE RULES!
The movie is great. Jeff Goldblum is perfect in his performance, so is Gina Davis. The sound is also great, DTS. There are so many extras I couldn't believe it. Including an alternate ending. To cut a long story short, the DVD is an awesome addition to anyone's collection. A true horror/sci-fi classic from the 80's.
I first saw this when i was like 6 years old. I remember renting this with my mom and cousin. Like a lot of people, my mom had no idea who David Cronenberg was. Well, had she known, i'm sure she would not let her 6 year old son watch that flick. The main thing I remember in this was the guy getting his arm torn off and the baboon getting pulverised. Those are pretty gross scenes.However, i did buy this recently, and realized, yes it still is gross, it did not age extremely well. But, I must say, Jeff Goldblum was pretty good. He was a bit too quirky at first, but I figured they wanted him to be this geeky guy so that when his fly-like abilities started kicking in, it would show the extreme opposite of what his original character was. This would also cause sympathy towards the end even though he became, basically a dick by the middle of the movie. I suggest buying this, especially Cronenberg fans.
Though I saw this film on VHS when it first came available, I noted then, that it was the first film since "Alien" to get under my skin (very uncomfortably, I might add). This was not the first Cronenberg film I had seen, but the fact that he directed it with his trademark weirdness made it all the more effective. The original "The Fly" was a pasty bit of horror obviously dated by the time I first saw it. Though it was a good film, it lacked that certain element that this new version displays in spades! It departs from the original film fairly early on, but for good reason. We see first-hand the dangers of messing around with Mother Nature"!Jeff Goldblum as Brundle, is a geek who works for a company at the forefront of scientific discovery. He has recently built a device that will make obsolete any and all present transportation systems. Geena Davis plays a reporter of a science magazine assigned to cover a convention dealing with scientific breakthroughs. After meeting, ol' Jeff's hormones are overtaking his reason, and invites Geena to his "abode", which is not much more than warehouse space! He shows his new invention to Geena, who promptly reports it to her Editor. While he gets to know her better, he is wary of her involvement with her magazine, so makes a deal with her. For exclusivity, she tells NO one about his invention.Jealousy rears it's ugly head, and Brundle, in a fit of drunken confusion, decides to give the device it's first "human trial" (the previous trials ended in rather horrifying fashion). It's successful! There's only one problem....You guessed it, a fly was with him during the trial!All appears well, at first, but as time passes, Brundle begins his "transformation". In Cronenberg fashion, we are witness to what has to be the most disgusting mutation in all of film history!! Even after all these years, I have found no other film that tops it!Though the Hedison/Price version of "The Fly" was a very good film from the 50's era, this version is vastly superior. There was a sequel, which dealt with Brundle's son, which was O.K., but a bit inferior to this film. Again, we have another Cronenberg jewel!!
I never thought I would truely get grossed out by visuals in a movie till this one. The last hour or so is just a visual fest of grossness that I could have done without because the story is strong enough without it but that is alright I just turned away during those scenes. As far as a remake goes I believe this one is better than the first.