Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis.
time: 95 mins..
story of a scientist whose transportation device goes wrong
has has been around for quite a while and Vincent Price starred
in a pretty effective movie version way back in 1958.
in one of the rare instances of a remake turning out better
than the original, this 1986 version featuring Oscar-winning
make-up is superior in every way.
Goldblum plays scientist Seth Brundle who cracks the final
problem preventing him from transferring objects - and creatures
- through the air from one pod to another pod in his lab (like
the trasnsportation device in Star Trek). It's an audacious
discovery Brundle also hopes will impress beautiful journalist
Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis).
as you'd guess from the title, a fly literally gets in the
ointment, or rather one of the pods, just as Brundle prepares
to transport himself. A slow transformation into unimaginable
horror begins and it's all too easy to imagine YOU are the
scientist caught in an irreversible and terrible process.
You'll never think the same way again when you hear a fly
performances and excellent special effects make this a great
shocker. Try the 2005 two-disc special edition, which is loaded
with featurettes on the making of the film.