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In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of the Flies with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters’ ids. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material.

  • New, restored digital transfer (box set edition); new, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by editor and cameraman Gerald Feil, ASC, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and Feil
  • Audio recordings of William Golding reading from his novel Lord of the Flies, accompanied by the corresponding scenes from the film
  • Deleted scene, with optional commentary and Golding reading
  • Interview with Brook from 2008.
  • Collection of behind-the-scenes material, including home movies, screen tests, outtakes, and stills
  • Excerpt from a 1980 episode of The South Bank Show featuring Golding
  • New interview with Feil 
  • Excerpt from Feil’s 1973 documentary The Empty Space, showcasing Brook’s theater methods
  • Living “Lord of the Flies,” a piece composed of never-before-seen footage shot by the boy actors during production, with new voice-over by actor Tom Gaman
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook’s autobiography The Shifting Point

In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of the Flies with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters’ ids. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material.

  • New, restored digital transfer (box set edition); new, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by editor and cameraman Gerald Feil, ASC, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and Feil
  • Audio recordings of William Golding reading from his novel Lord of the Flies, accompanied by the corresponding scenes from the film
  • Deleted scene, with optional commentary and Golding reading
  • Interview with Brook from 2008.
  • Collection of behind-the-scenes material, including home movies, screen tests, outtakes, and stills
  • Excerpt from a 1980 episode of The South Bank Show featuring Golding
  • New interview with Feil 
  • Excerpt from Feil’s 1973 documentary The Empty Space, showcasing Brook’s theater methods
  • Living “Lord of the Flies,” a piece composed of never-before-seen footage shot by the boy actors during production, with new voice-over by actor Tom Gaman
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook’s autobiography The Shifting Point

Extras

  • New, restored digital transfer (box set edition); new, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by editor and cameraman Gerald Feil, ASC, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and Feil
  • Audio recordings of William Golding reading from his novel Lord of the Flies, accompanied by the corresponding scenes from the film
  • Deleted scene, with optional commentary and Golding reading
  • Interview with Brook from 2008.
  • Collection of behind-the-scenes material, including home movies, screen tests, outtakes, and stills
  • Excerpt from a 1980 episode of The South Bank Show featuring Golding
  • New interview with Feil 
  • Excerpt from Feil’s 1973 documentary The Empty Space, showcasing Brook’s theater methods
  • Living “Lord of the Flies,” a piece composed of never-before-seen footage shot by the boy actors during production, with new voice-over by actor Tom Gaman
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook’s autobiography The Shifting Point

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5050629185836
Catalogue Number CC2290BDUK
Product contents Single disc
Year 1963
Director Brook, Peter
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Criterion Collection
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Sound English: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Subtitles English SDH
Language(s) English
Running time 90 mins
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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