‘The Fly’: Scream Factory Details Its Massive Franchise Collection

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Remakes tend to get a bad rap. For the most part, that perception is deserved, as many remakes end up as soulless cash grabs that pale in comparison to the original. Some though, like 1986’s The Fly, arguably manage to better their predecessor.

That’s not to say that the older Fly films made in the 1950s and 60s are bad, especially the original, which is quite good. It’s just that by 1986, technology had advanced enough for director David Cronenberg to really explore the terror of the concept.

Leave it to the folks at Scream Factory to assemble every possibly bit of Fly goodness into one Blu-Ray set. Set for release on December 10th, the set includes the classic trilogy, Cronenberg’s remake, and its criminally underrated 1989 sequel The Fly II.

The Fly

While the 1958 original, Return of the Fly, and The Fly (1986) have all seen prior Blu-Ray releases, Curse of the Fly and The Fly II are seeing HD disc in the U.S. for the first time ever. Scream Factory has assembled a mammoth selection of extras, seen below.

The Fly (1958)

  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman & filmmaker/historian Constantine Nasr
  • Audio Commentary with actor David Hedison and film historian David Del Valle
  • Biography: Vincent Price
  • Fly Trap: Catching a Classic
  • Fox Movietone News
  • Theatrical Trailer

Return of the Fly (1959)

  • NEW Audio Commentary with actor David Frankham
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Tom Weaver
  • Audio Commentary with actor Brett Halsey and film historian David Del Valle
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery

Curse of the Fly (1965)

  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/historian Constantine Nasr
  • NEW interview with actress Mary Manson
  • NEW interview with continuity Renee Glynee
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery

The Fly (1986)

  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian William Beard
  • NEW The Meshuggener Scientist – an interview with executive producer Mel Brooks
  • NEW Beauty and the Beast – an interview with producer Stuart Cornfeld
  • NEW A Tragic Opera – an interview with composer Howard Shore
  • NEW David’s Eyes – an interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin
  • NEW interview with casting director Deirdre Bowen
  • Audio Commentary with director David Cronenberg
  • Fear of the Flesh: The Making of THE FLY – covering all 3 stages of the production – Larva, Pupa and Metamorphosis
  • The Brundle Museum of Natural History with Chris Walas and Bob Burns
  • Deleted Scenes with Storyboard and Script versions
  • Extended Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Test Footage (Main Titles, Lighting and Makeup Effects)
  • Vintage featurette/Profile on David Cronenberg
  • Still Galleries (Publicity, Behind-The-Scenes, Concept Art and Visual Effects)
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • George Langelaan’s short story
  • Charles Edward Pouge’s Original Screenplay
  • David Cronenberg’s Screenplay Rewrite
  • Magazine articles with photos and video
  • Trivia Track
  • Two Easter Eggs

The Fly II (1989)

  • NEW Fly in the Ointment – an interview with producer Stuart Cornfeld
  • NEW Original Visions – an interview with screenwriter Mick Garris
  • NEW Version 2.0 – an interview with screenwriter Ken Wheat
  • NEW Big and Gothic – an interview with composer Christopher Young
  • NEW Pretty Fly for A Fly Guy – an interview with special effects artist Tom Sullivan
  • NEW interview with cinematographer Robin Vidgeon
  • Interview with director Chris Walas
  • Interview with producer Steven-Charles Jaffe
  • Audio Commentary with director Chris Walas and film historian Bob Burns
  • Transformations: Looking Back at The Fly II
  • The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood’s Scariest Insect
  • Video Production Journal – a behind-the-scenes look at the special effects
  • Composer’s Master Class: Christopher Young
  • Storyboard to Film Comparisons with optional commentary by director Chris Walas
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Extended Press Kit Interviews with Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga and Chris Walas
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scene
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
  • Storyboard Gallery

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