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Fly, The
Special Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 101 (Oct 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis & John Getz

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Director David Cronenberg provides audio commentary on Disc One. There is also an anti-piracy up-front ad. Disc Two adds a 136-minute Fear Of The Flesh documentary that has an optional enhanced viewing mode feature that takes you to more interview clips (for a total of 142 minutes). There is also a 12-minute featurette on one man

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2229085
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1986
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/04/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David Cronenberg
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This David Cronenberg-directed version of The Fly stars Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle, the hapless scientist whose experimentation with teleportation mutates him into a grotesque fly-like creature. Geena Davis is Veronica Quaife, an intrepid journalist who fell in love with science-boy while covering his research, goes above and way beyond the call of girlfriend duty as she stands by her, um, man. (Laurie Sevano)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is impressively clean and clear, no doubt due to very well-restored source elements! A slight haze and a color palette of a different era are all that date this movie. Hues are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. As is the case with many movies from the 1980s, a slightly reddish characteristic is noticed in the color scheme, affecting fleshtones and whites. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered throughout. Overall, this DVD is quite impressive, very nicely delivering the visuals with a clean picture virtually devoid of any pixelization and rare edge halos. (Suzanne Hodges)

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