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HTF REVIEW: The Fly - Collector's Edition



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#1 of 138 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted September 09 2005 - 04:39 AM


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#2 of 138 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted September 09 2005 - 04:45 AM

Nice review, Michael. One point: I believe the score is by Cronenberg's long-time collaborator, Howard Shore (not James Horner). M.
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#3 of 138 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted September 09 2005 - 04:51 AM

Michael

You are right. I was thinking about Aliens when I typed it...I got the "H's" mixed up (Howard/Horner). Corrected Posted Image

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#4 of 138 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted September 09 2005 - 04:53 AM

nice review, however it was howard shore that wrote the score for the fly, and not james horner.. he was busy doing the aliens score for james cameron. JACOB

#5 of 138 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted September 09 2005 - 04:54 AM

got that, Jacob. Posted Image Corrected.

I'm happy you liked the review.

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#6 of 138 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted September 09 2005 - 05:25 AM

do they interview john getz or the other actors in the movie? JACOB

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Posted September 09 2005 - 05:36 AM

Nice review! Can't wait to get this onePosted Image

#8 of 138 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted September 09 2005 - 05:43 AM

Jacob All of the interviews are integrated in the first documentary and John Getz was there with Davis and Goldblum. Mike

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Posted September 09 2005 - 07:19 AM

I am glad to know that he was included. JACOB

#10 of 138 OFFLINE   Christian Preischl

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Posted September 09 2005 - 08:40 AM

I just checked. It's exactly the same.

Man, just watching the opening credits of the old DVD gets me all excited for the new special edition! Posted Image

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#11 of 138 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted September 09 2005 - 08:55 AM

Great review Michael. The Fly is my favorite Cronenberg film and I'm glad it's finally been given some respect on dvd. I'll pick up the sequel too.

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Posted September 09 2005 - 09:00 AM

Awesome review! Now I've gone into giant super ninja level of excitement for this release! Oct 4 can't come soon enough!

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Posted September 09 2005 - 09:02 AM

No absurdly-titled recommendations? Posted Image

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Posted September 09 2005 - 12:02 PM

michael? do you have dvd-rom? do you think you could post some screenshots of the menus and stuff from the dvd? a litte more of a tease for us that has to wait a while? JACOB

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Posted September 09 2005 - 12:47 PM

Sweet, saw this movie in the theater when I was 16. Needless to say I was pretty freaked out with it....but that's a good thing!Posted Image

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Posted September 09 2005 - 02:43 PM

Wonderful! Can't wait to grab this one when it's released. I held off for a long time, hoping something better would be coming along and it looks like it will definitely be worth the wait.

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Posted September 09 2005 - 04:21 PM

Michael did you put the "fully restored" in quoatation marks because of this "Black specs still pop up every so often and there is quite a bit of fluff strands that mark the picture once and a while" I hope so. A fully restored print should be spotless. A film from 1942 maybe there would still be some damage etc that they are unable to do anything about but a film from the 80's fully restored should look like Raiders and Alien do. I'm still gonna get it though. Great film.
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Posted September 09 2005 - 06:21 PM

fantastic news indeed Jeff Goldblum at his best
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#19 of 138 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted September 09 2005 - 06:46 PM

Hi Robin Yes, that is why I put fully restored in quotation marks. None of my press materials mention anything about the restoration (except for saying "fully restored"), so I remain curious on what was done exactly... Jacob I have to install a new DVD-ROM drive in my computer this week; at the moment I only have one on my laptop. I'll see what I can do. Mike

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Posted September 09 2005 - 11:24 PM

Cool. Powerdvd is the best program to make screenshots from a dvd. JACOB





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