Curse served as the “lost” movie of the series for many years, unavailable on any home video format. Typically, that’s due to a lost source and any found prints will be battered. Surprisingly, Curse looks solid on DVD, which must mean Fox has been sitting on the film for some time as an expensive restoration was not likely.
Scratches and dirt are problems on this black and white film, although rarely to a level where they distract significantly. Contrast is bright, and black levels are excellent. A slight edge enhancement problem is notable throughout, although sporadic. A fine layer of grain sits over the image with no ill effects on the encode.
The opening Fox fanfare sounds troublesome, whether in the original mono or remastered stereo mix. Things immediately pick up once into the film for a clean presentation, relatively free of distortion. Dialogue is crisp and clear, and the high end is delivered well. A few audio drop-outs cut a second or two of dialogue, although it is nothing major.
Curse of the Fly contains no extras, although it is available in a box set titled The Fly Collection which boasts a disc of features. That includes some trailers and press materials related to this second sequel.
Vincent Price may have starred in Curse of the Fly if history had played out differently. In the six-year gap between sequels, Price signed with American International Pictures, leaving Fox behind.