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  1. Dave

    Dave Pimp

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    Relive the cinema’s most terrifying transformations when a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong in THE FLY COLLECTOR’S EDITION and THE FLY II COLLECTOR’S EDITION landing on DVD October 4th from Fox Home Entertainment. Fully restored to their gory glory, both films come alive as Collector Edition two-disc sets featuring ear dropping, never-before-seen bonus materials, including audio commentaries, deleted scenes, storyboard and concept art galleries, featurettes investigating the history of the films and the stages of the films’ production, theatrical teasers and trailers, and an exploration of the various written materials that served as the films’ inspiration. THE FLY COLLECTOR’S EDITION and THE FLY II COLLECTOR’S EDITION two-disc DVD sets will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S./$25.98 Canada.


    DVD Special Features:
    THE FLY COLLECTOR’S EDITION two-disc DVD set features a restored version of the film in widescreen (1.85:1) with English DTS 5.1 and Dolby Surround 5.1, as well as Spanish Mono and French Stereo. The DVD is fully loaded with bonus features including:
    • Commentary by director David Cronenberg
    • “Fear of the Flesh: The Making of The Fly” featurette
    • “The Fly Papers: The Buzz On Hollywood’s Scariest Insect” featurette
    • The Brundle Museum of Natural History
    • Written Works
    • George Langelaan’s original story
    • Charles Edward Pogue’s original screenplay
    • David Cronenberg’s rewrite
    • Interactive Cineflex article, “The Fly Papers”
    • Interactive American Cinematographer article, “New Buzz on an Old Theme”
    • Interactive American Cinematographer article, “More About The Fly”
    • Four deleted scenes
    • Promotional Materials including trailers, television spots and materials from the original EPK
    • Still Gallery featuring concept art, storyboards, set design and VFX
    • Easter egg

    THE FLY II COLLECTOR’S EDITION two-disc DVD set features a restored version of the film in widescreen (1.85:1) with English DTS and Dolby 5.1, as well as Spanish and French Dolby Surround. The DVD is fully loaded with bonus features including:
    • Commentary by director Chris Walas, plus writers and members of the cast and crew
    • “Larval Stage: Development & Pre-Production” featurette
    • “Pupa Stage: Production” featurette
    • “Adult Stage: Post-Production & Release” featurette
    • Video Production Journal with commentary
    • Storyboard-to-film comparisons with optional commentary
    • Still Galleries featuring concept art, storyboards, and production photos
    • Trailers and television spots
     

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  2. RyanPC

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    I'm excited for this like you wouldn't believe. I adore The Fly and think it's one of Cronenberg's best films. Thank you, Fox!! :banana:
     
  3. dwatts

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    I thought I read somewhere that this was the same transfer...... So it's really for the extras. A commentary from Cronenberg is nice when the price is right.
     
  4. MrVess

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    I see the horrible M$ Paint covers announced a month ago still haven't been changed to normal ones...
     
  5. Nos4ah2

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    Cronenberg won't work on a disk unless he has full approval of the transfer.
    So either he liked what they had, or it's a new one.
    Cronenberg commentary is worth a BIG price as far as I'm concerned!!!

    :banana:
     
  6. betterdan

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    If the transfer is the same I think I will stick with the earlier release.
     
  7. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    I'm all over this, new transfer or not. Extras sound nice and tasty! :)
     
  8. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    will be getting part one and i will just keep my vhs of part 2
     
  9. Hellbilly

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    Yup, I read that interview with Cronenberg. He said he didn't like the transfer of the first release, so I'm pretty sure this one has a new transfer since he did commentary and stuff. Picking those two up for sure :)
     
  10. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    The DVD's producer David Prior said this some time ago over at Home Theater Forum:
    Good enough for me, but then I don't own the current release so I will be picking these up in a heart beat.
     
  11. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    Thanks X-Human. No sale for me then.
     
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  12. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    Hmm, needs more sugar.

    Yeah, they will be mine...especially the first one.
     
  13. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I think the first movie was an amazing flick, but I will never buy it because I just won't watch it. For some strange reason, this movie really upsets me when I watch it. Maybe it's just that I don't like movies where I feel sorry for the "monster", I don't know. It just affected me in a way that I know I can't watch it again.
     
  14. zuvembie

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    Your results may vary, but I picked this up at BJ's Wholesale Warehouse on Tuesday and watched it last night. I haven't seen the previous DVD (though I've owned it for some time), but the transfer was nice, yet not pristine. There were the occassional "specks" in the image, but I was pleased overall. I picked it up for the bonus content and the commentary. The only thing I can add is that the menus are animated (a fly buzzing and landing on your TV screen) and the bonus disc menu opens with the medicine cabinet full of body parts.

    As you can see, I'm slow in absorbing these "special editions" and have no business doing online reviews of DVDs. Still, it as been a while since I've seen it and I was glad to see that it's aged well.
     
  15. Wizejoker

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    I saw both of these today at Wal-Mart for $13.88. Since I had never seen either one, I held out on buying them. But I just thought I would mention it just in case anyone was dying to have a copy early.
     
  16. Katatonia

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    I saw it at Walmart yesterday as well, they had quite a few copies out. They're really not movies that I'm dying to own though. ;)
     
  17. I'll be putting these on my xmas list for sure, if I don't get them beforehand.
     
  18. indiephantom

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    just picked them both up...probably watch 2 first, since I haven't seen it in forever.
     
  19. fceurich39

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    wow i may have to check my walmart but am not holding my breath though
     
  20. fceurich39

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    i went to walmart and saw both part 1 and 2 for 13.72 each picked up part one very cool
     

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