Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Fly (1986)

Just rewatched David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly, it was nowhere near the gore fest I thought I remembered it being, funny how things change, I always enjoyed the movie but there were a couple of bits I remembered as being somewhat gory and I guess the effects and makeup work still hold up pretty well and the movie looks great for a film of it's age.

I never saw The Fly in cinemas and have only ever seen it on VHS and DVD previously, when I rewatched it the format of choice was Blu ray, for a while I was finding it hard to decide if there was some DRM issues with the picture in some scenes or if Jeff Goldblum was wearing some very subtle makeup early on in the film as his skin often seemed to be an odd colour, to be honest I'm still not entirely sure but I guess it is possible I was seeing some subtle makeup that I just hadn't noticed before,

I enjoyed seeing the movie again but now that I have I doubt that I'll feel the need to revisit it again any time soon, I'm kind of shocked that there hasn't been another remake of this story recently but at the rate Hollywood is pumping out remakes and sequels I guess it's only a matter of time.