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Nick Graham

Oct 16, 2001
The specs for The Fly just got posted on Fox's sister website, Hollywood In High Def, and it looks like they are packing The Fly with every extra from the previous release, contrary to what their online store was saying:

* "The Fly" (1986 version)
+ Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:
-- Trivia Track
-- Search Index
-- Personal Scene Selections
-- Fly Zapper BD-J Game
+ Additional Bonus Features: (standard def)
-- Commentary by Director David Cronenberg
-- The Brundle Museum of Natural History
-- Documentaries
... Fear of the Flesh: The Making of The Fly
... Fear of the Flesh: Larva
... Fear of the Flesh: Pupa
... Fear of the Flesh: Metamorphosis
-- Clips
... A Radical Departure
... The Rise of Marketing
... Who Wants to Die?
... All You Have To Do Is Be Passionate
... Cronenberg's Preparation
... On Cronenberg's Films
... Cronenberg as Gynecologist
... Cronenberg as Director
... On the Cannes Jury
... The Mother of Invention
... It Takes Time To Spread the Goop
... Glass-Break Test
... Scotch & Razor Blades
... Genes in the Ether
... Winning the Oscar
... The Last Collaboration
... Haunted by the Fly
-- Deleted Scenes
... Second Interview
... "Monkey-Cat
~ View Scene
~ View Storyboards
~ View Script"
... Brundlefly vs. Bag Lady (script only)
... Butterfly Baby / Alternate Ending
-- Extended Scenes
... Reconciliation
... The Poetry of the Steak
-- Film Tests
... Opening Title Elements
... Pod Lighting and Effects
... Brundlefly Make-up
... Exploding Space Bug
... Cronenfly
-- 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"
-- Trailers and TV Spots
... The Fly Teaser
... The Fly Trailer
... TV Spot #1
... TV Spot #2
... TV Spot #3
... Featurette
... David Cronenberg Profile
... The Fly II Teaser
... The Fly II Trailer
... The Fly (1958)
... Return of the Fly (1959)
... One Sheet & Lobby Card Gallery
... If you liked this movie, you may want to try…
-- Still Galleries
... Publicity
... Behind the scenes
... Concept art
... Effects
... Monkey-Cat
... Space Bug
... Arm wrestling
... Make-up
-- Easter Eggs
... Halloweener
... Vomit Drop
-- Summer of ‘86
... Big Trouble In Little China
... Aliens
... The Fly
+ 50 GB dual-layer disc
+ authored in BD-Java and AVC (MPEG 4 compression).
+ English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound.
+ Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Cantonese, Korean

The price is still balls, but you can't say they skimped on content. Now, hopefully this bodes well for Robocop.....


Senior HTF Member
Jul 19, 2002
Tha's very good news. Definitely a step in the right direction.

I have to keep an eye on this one now, for the next time there is a buy 2 get 1 free sale


Supporting Actor
May 7, 2004
This, RoboCop and Halloween are the reasons I'm going neutral with Blu this month.

Three of my all time favorites (actually 5, 'cause Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead are up there too) are Blu exclusive, and I've become far too spoiled by HD to not enjoy these on the next format.


Senior HTF Member
Jan 3, 2002
Wow. That's actually what I expect from a Fox-priced title. Time to go look for a good deal now.

Dave Mack

Senior HTF Member
Jan 28, 2002
but then Edward scissorhands comes out at the same MSRP with mpeg2 4.0 audio on a BD25 and virtually no extras...


Brandon Conway

Senior HTF Member
Sep 30, 2002
Roseville, CA
Real Name
Brandon Conway
Re: Edward Scissorhands -

I honestly don't care about MPEG2 vs. AVC. There have been plenty of MPEG2 encodes that look great (see the recent Hi-Def Digest review of A Few Good Men).

The 4.0 audio is what it has always had to my understanding. It would be nice to have the 4.0 lossless, but it isn't a deal breaker for me.

And as long as they port over the (minimal) extras from the DVD that's enough for me. As a catalog title, I wouldn't expect them to be making new bonus material.

Nick Graham

Oct 16, 2001
Both SD releases of Edward Scissorhands only had 4.0 tracks, so I'm thinking that's either been requested by Burton/Elfman or it was released that way in theaters. It sucks about the extras, but the "10th Anniversary Edition" on SD was very light on the extras as well - there was a commentary, isolated score, featurette, and that was about it. Looks like a straight port of that release - not exactly worth $39.99.

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