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The Fly Ultimate Collector's Edition (R2) in May - Menus added

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Fly (Ultimate Collector’s Edition) for 29th May 2006 priced at £69.99. Released to mark the 20th Anniversary of David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake of the classic horror this 7-disc limited edition and numbered box set includes brand new special editions of The Fly (1986) and The Fly II, alongside the original The Fly (1958) and The Return of the Fly PLUS the long awaited Curse of The Fly, previously unreleased on DVD until now.

The Fly Ultimate Collector’s Edition DVD Box Set includes:

The Fly (1958)
The original version of The Fly is renowned as the seminal monster movie of the 1950s starring classic horror star Vincent Price. Fanatical inventor Andre Delambre (David Hedison) becomes obsessed with his latest creation, a matter transporter. However, when testing the device on himself, a fly accidentally gets caught in the machine and the scientist and insect end up horrifically mutated with the head and arms of each other! Eventually, Andre’s wife Helene (Patricia Owens) discovers the secret and must kill the thing her husband has become, but can she do it?

The Return of the Fly
François Delambre (Vincent Price) returns in this sequel to help Andre’s son, Philippe (Brett Halsey) who naively continues his father's work exploring the forbidden science of transmigration, only to befall the same fate as him. Set fifteen years later, the story follows Philippe’s rampage as half-man, half-fly to seek revenge with his thousand eyes, killing anybody that stands in his way…

Curse of the Fly
The Delambre’s are back in this final instalment of the original trilogy. This time, three family descendents are still trying to perfect the transportation machine their elders failed to… However, things take a turn for the worse when one of the trio marries a woman who not only happens to be on the run from a local mental institution but whose meddling uncovers botched human experiments that have the whole family trying to escape… with disastrous consequences.

The film is presented in 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English DD2.0 audio and optional HOH subtitles. There are no extras on the disc.

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The Fly (1986) 20th Anniversary Special Edition
David Cronenberg’s acclaimed remake stars Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Fully restored to it’s gory glory, The Fly has been given the full Special Edition treatment on DVD to mark the film’s 20th Anniversary. The two disc set contains ear dropping, never-before-seen bonus material including an audio commentary by Cronenberg, a 3-part documentary ‘Fear of the Flesh’, featurettes, deleted scenes, branching clips, stills gallery and much more!

Scientist Dr Seth Brundle's (Goldblum) matter transportation project goes horribly wrong when he decides to use the ultimate guinea pig - HIMSELF! Unknown to Seth, he is not alone… A fly is caught in the pod when he tries his experiment and his human DNA is interwoven with that of the insect, insidiously transforming him into a super-agile, super-strong mutation. Seth's only true love, Veronica (Davis), watches helplessly as Seth mutates into a mere shadow of his former self, unable to control the urges and appetites that he now feels.

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English HOH subtitles
  • Commentary by David Cronenberg

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Fear of the Flesh: Making of Documentary - Interactive making of with branching clips (2hrs 42mins)
  • The Brundle Museum of Natural History (11:50mins)
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Written Works:
    • George Langelaan's original short story
    • Charles Edward Pogue's Original Screenplay
    • David Cronenberg's rewrite
    • Interactive Cinefex article "THE FLY Papers"
    • Interactive American Cinematographer article "New Buzz on an Old Theme"
    • Interactive American Cinematographer article "More About THE FLY"
  • Fim Tests (7:35mins)
  • Trailers & TV Spots
  • 1986 EPK Featurette
  • 1986 EPK David Cronenberg Profile
  • One-Sheet & Lobby Card Gallery
  • Still Galleries

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The Fly II Special Edition
A new generation of horror is born when Eric Stoltz stars as Martin Brundle, the son of the brilliant but unfortunate genius Dr Seth Brundle. Seth's matter transportation equipment has been taken over by Bartok Industries, hoping to harness the power of his invention. Martin, though only five years old, has already matured into a full grown man in the clinical environment of Bartok Industries. Unknowingly to him, the megalomaniac Bartok (Lee Richardson) plans for Martin to be a specimen in his research. But Martin has inherited more than just intelligence from his father. His insect blood begins to take control until he himself becomes a grotesque mutant. Like father, like son...

This Special Edition DVD contains two discs loaded with extra material including an audio commentary by Director Chris Walas and film historian/archivist Bob Burns, a documentary ‘Transformations: Looking Back at The Fly II’, alternate ending, a on video production journal, featurette, storyboards, stills gallery and much more!

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English HOH subtitles
  • Commentary by director Chris Walas and Film Historian/Archivist Bob Burns
  • "Stopping for Food" Deleted Scene
  • Alternate Ending "Houseboat Scene"
  • Trailers

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • "The Fly" Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (58mins)
  • Transformations: Looking Back at "The Fly II" Documentary (48mins)
  • CWI Video Production Journal
  • Composer's Master Class: Christopher Young featurette
  • Original Theatrical EPK
  • Storyboard to Film Comparisons of 3 scenes with optional commentary by Director Chris Walas
  • Still Galleries
  • Trailers

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