The earlier movies are understandably softer in clarity and raggier in appearance, although are perfectly acceptable, with the original Fly looking the best of the three. The two sequels are black and white, and have some sound issues associated with the format, although nothing overly serious. Occasional digital artefacts impinge on every film here, but none are to a particularly distracting effect. These are solid reproductions, although don't expect to be blown away here.
The original film is given a Dolby Digital 4.0 track, while its sequel and the third film are given 2.0 tracks. These are acceptable if hardly astounding, with clear audio and a nice balance. Again solid, but unremarkable.
The three original movies are much less impressive, with only a theatrical trailer as a bonus feature. Whilst it would have been nice to have some input from film historians on these releases (certainly the original deserves more), the sheer wealth of exceptional features constructed for the two eighties entries more than make up for the lack of supplemental materials on the earlier movies.
This is certainly a comprehensive selection, and worthy of purchase for fans or collectors of the films. Whether the relatively flimsy Telepod packaging is enough to justify the high price tag is the choice of the consumer, as all films are available in identical forms separately (with the exception of the Fly II, of which a UK SE is at present limited to this release).
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