Excerpt: Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is a scientist who works with transporting matter in new and unusual ways. Brundle is a brilliant worker and person, but he sometimes wanders into some eccentric behavior habits. In between experiments Brundle tries to gain the affections of a reporter named Veronica (Geena Davis).
Excerpt: Jeff Goldblum makes the 1986 remake of the 1958 chiller The Fly a bona-fide science fiction classic. In terms of ‘80s horror, along with The Thing , The Fly may rank as one of the top sci-fi/horror films of the decade. David Cronenberg’s doesn’t make the same mistakes of the original. His update creates characters, people the audience can instantly care for and relate to.
Conclusion: 'The Fly' is a top-notch remake, and for my money is far superior to the campy original. It’s also certainly David Cronenberg's most accessible and entertaining picture. This Blu-ray release is a great deal for fans -- although I would have liked stronger video and audio, the supplement package alone is worth the price of admission. Even if you already own the previous DVD release, this Blu-ray is worth picking up.
Summary: Brilliant, charming, and eccentric scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) meets journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) at a party thrown by his financier, Bartok Science Industries. Brundle convinces Veronica to accompany him back to his lab, a loft in a rundown area of town. Unimpressed by what she thinks are two designer phone booths, Seth demonstrates what he calls "telepods": teleporting her stocking from one pod to another at the speed of light.