Lord of the flies

Published 2013
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In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding's legendary novel on 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.

Blu-ray special ed.
Publisher, Date:
[New York] : The Criterion Collection : Distributed by Janus Films, [2013]
1 Blu-ray disc (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.)
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: Not rated.
Other Title:
Lord of the flies (Motion picture : 1963)
Special features: Restored 4k digital film transfer, supervised by Gerald Feil; Commentary featuring director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman and editor Gerald Feil; Novel reading (audio recordings of William Golding reading from his novel, Lord of the flies); Behind the scenes (home movies, screen tests, outtakes, and stills from the production, accompanied by commentary); Deleted scene (with optional commentary and reading by Golding); Peter Brook (interview with the director from 2008); Trailer; The south bank show: William Golding (25 minute excerpt from the 1980 episode of the British television series); Interview with Gerald Feil; The empty space (16 minute excerpt from Gerald Feil's 1975 documentary showcasing Brook's theatre methods); Living Lord of the flies (composed of never-before-seen footage shot by the boy actors during production, with new voice-over by actor Tom Gaman). Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook's autobiography The Shifting Point.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.
From the novel by William Golding.
Director of photography, Tom Hollyman ; editors, Peter Brook, Gerald Feil, Jean-Claude Lubtchansky ; music by Raymond Leppard.
James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman.
Blu-ray; region A; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; PCM mono; requires Blu-ray player.
English dialogue with optional SDH English subtitles.
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