Great Adaptations

Overview

With this box set, The Criterion Collection has packaged together four films based on some of the most respected novels of all time. David Lean's Great Expectations and his Oliver Twist, Lord of the Flies, and The Most Dangerous Game are each presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. A wealth of extra materials are scattered across all four discs, including commentaries and readings from the original novels. This ...
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Overview

With this box set, The Criterion Collection has packaged together four films based on some of the most respected novels of all time. David Lean's Great Expectations and his Oliver Twist, Lord of the Flies, and The Most Dangerous Game are each presented in the original theatrical aspect ratio. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. A wealth of extra materials are scattered across all four discs, including commentaries and readings from the original novels. This is a superb set from Criterion.
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Special Features

Great Expectations: ; Original theatrical trailer ; ; Lord of the Flies: ; New digital transfer with fully restored image and sound ; Audio commentary by director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman/editor Gerald Feil ; Excerpts from the novel, read by author William Golding ; Deleted scene, with a reading by Golding and commentary ; Original theatrical trailer with commentary ; Production scrapbook, home movies, and outtakes ; Excerpts from Gerald Feil's 1972 documentary "The Empty Space," showing Brook's methods for creating theater ; ; The Most Dangerous Game: ; Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder ; ; Oliver Twist: ; Original theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • UPC: 037429200223
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Presentation: Special Edition
  • Time: 6:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 77,499

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Great Expectations
1. Logos [:14]
2. Opening Credits [1:19]
3. A Fearful Man, All in Coarse Grey [3:54]
4. Mrs. Joe on a Rampage [2:46]
5. Somebody Else's Pork Pie [5:03]
6. A Gift From Mr. Pumblechook [2:07]
7. "Convicts Escaping!" [3:46]
8. "She Wants Him to Come and Play" [3:11]
9. The Strangest Lady I Ever Met [5:19]
10. "A Great Bride-Cake. Mine!" [3:41]
11. "You May Kiss Me if You Like" [2:27]
12. A Blessing to the Household [1:43]
13. My Boyhood Had Ended [3:28]
14. "Pip Has Great Expectations" [3:21]
15. "You Will Always Keep the Name of Pip" [3:25]
16. The Immensity of London [1:45]
17. Mr. Jaggers [1:47]
18. Mr. Pip, Mr. Pocket [2:51]
19. Concerning Miss Havisham [3:14]
20. "Congratulations, Mr. Pip" [3:09]
21. A gentleman and a Snob [1:10]
22. A Self-Swindler [3:59]
23. More Bright and Beautiful Than Ever [3:04]
24. Concerning Moths [4:59]
25. A Mysterious Visitor [7:08]
26. "Nothing on Looks, Everything on Evidence" [2:18]
27. A Confession [5:19]
28. A Whirl of Fire [2:10]
29. An Urgent Message [5:53]
30. "A Dark Time in My Life" [3:07]
31. "You Have an Escaped Convict Here" [4:12]
32. Prisoners at the Bar [4:31]
33. "Dear Boy" [3:25]
34. "You're Home, Dear Old Pip" [2:26]
35. Away From the World [3:40]
36. Out of the Ruined Place [2:09]
Side #2 -- Lord of the Flies
1. Opening Credits [:14]
2. Piggy and Ralph [4:04]
3. The Power of the Conch [3:43]
4. "Kyrie Eleison" [1:33]
5. "You Can't Come" [5:15]
6. "Who Knows We're Here?" [2:43]
7. Building the Fire [4:57]
8. Huts and Coconuts [1:44]
9. Lizards and Pigs [1:37]
10. "You'll Let the Bloody Fire Out!" [1:39]
11. "We Need Meat!" [1:42]
12. "Things Are Beginning to Break Up" [4:38]
13. The Beast [7:56]
14. The True Story of Camberley [5:41]
15. Faces in the Dark [1:12]
16. "Talk! Talk! Talk!" [3:38]
17. "Sharpen a Stick at Both Ends" [2:45]
18. "We'll Die" [4:31]
19. Lord of the Flies [1:05]
20. "Who'll Join My Tribe?" [1:01]
21. The Dead Pilot [3:43]
22. "Kill the Beast! Slash Her Throat! Bash Her In!" [2:39]
23. "It Wasn't What You Said" [1:45]
24. Spare the Rod [2:37]
25. "We're Going to Get You, Piggy..." [1:43]
26. The Last Attempt at Reason [1:53]
27. The End of Piggy [3:51]
28. "They're Going to Hurt You, Ralph" [1:57]
29. The Hunters and the Hunted [1:41]
30. The End of Innocence [3:36]
31. End Credits/Paradise Lost [2:29]
Side #3 -- Oliver Twist
1. Logos [:19]
2. Opening Credits [1:21]
3. The Parish Workhouse [3:19]
4. Birth and Death [3:29]
5. Oliver's Presentation to the Board [3:45]
6. "Please Sir, I Want Some More" [3:19]
7. Apprentice to Mr. Sowerberry, The Undertaker [4:23]
8. Old Sally's Bit of News [6:22]
9. Oliver Defends His Mother's Name [6:26]
10. Lessons in Trade From Fagin and the Artful Dodger [6:44]
11. Oliver's First Shilling [3:17]
12. The Great Chase [3:08]
13. Mr. Sykes and Nancy [3:16]
14. Courtroom Drama [3:23]
15. Oliver Awakens in Heaven [3:46]
16. Mr. and Mrs. Bumble [2:32]
17. A Deal With Monks [1:25]
18. Oliver's Capture [8:04]
19. Nancy Attacks Fagin [6:36]
20. A Spy Among Spies [7:02]
21. Special Work for the Artful Dodger [5:46]
22. A Killing [5:29]
23. Sykes' Demons Pay a Visit [3:38]
24. Brownlow Takes Charge [4:46]
25. Dog Chase [2:53]
26. Honor Among Thieves [3:19]
27. Oliver's Safe Return [6:51]
28. End Credits [:54]
Side #4 -- The Most Dangerous Game
1. Logos/Opening Credits [1:36]
2. "The Lights Are a Bit Off" [3:03]
3. The Tiger's Place [1:45]
4. Shipwreck and Sharks [2:20]
5. The Island [1:23]
6. Zaroff's Fortress [4:20]
7. Victims of Circumstance [2:47]
8. New Sensation [3:44]
9. The Most Dangerous Game [2:23]
10. ."..and Then the Woman" [6:01]
11. Zaroff's Trophy Room [4:07]
12. "I Always Bring Them Here..." [6:02]
13. Scouting the Island [2:14]
14. Setting Traps [3:31]
15. A Man Trap [3:00]
16. The Chase/The Log Bridge [4:35]
17. Understanding the Game [1:47]
18. Rainsford at the Waterfall [2:08]
19. The Hunt Ends [5:34]
20. End Credits [:23]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Great Expectations
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Theatrical Trailer
   Color Bars
Side #2 -- Lord of the Flies
   Play the Movie
   Theatrical Trailer
      Play Trailer
      Trailer With Commentary
   Commentary
      Index
         Opening Credits as Backstory
         The Roar of the Ocean
         Casting the Children
         The "British" Element
         A Summer Shoot
         Salvador Dali's Experiment
         The "Documentary" Feel
         Kids and Continuity
         Flaming Pig Ass
         Ralph's Broken Leg
         "A Shot Is a Shot"
         The Story Takes Shape
         Marines on the Island
         Piggy's Tale
         Day for Night
         "Now You're Jack"
         Cast Into Crew
         Pig Head Odor
         Simon
         The "Totally Free" Camera
         Frenzy in the Fire
         The Eyes of Brook
         Piggy's Cleansing
         Orson Welles and a Case of Wine
         Cutting for Distribution
         ."..Not an Underground Film"
         The Rock
         Pessimism and "Civilization"
         Paradise and Destruction
         Ralph's Tears
         The Horror
      Play Commentary
   Chapters
   Behind the Scenes
      Home Movies and Tests
      Outtakes
      Production Scrapbook
   Deleted Scene
      Play Scene
      Scene With Commentary
      Scene With Novel Excerpt
   Color Bars
   The Empty Space
   Novel Excerpts
      Golding's Introduction
      Sound of the Shell
      Fire on the Mountain
      Huts on the Beach
      Painted Faces and Long Hair
      Beast From Water
Side #3 -- Oliver Twist
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Theatrical Trailer
   Color Bars
Side #4 -- The Most Dangerous Game
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Commentary
      Play Commentary
      Commentary Index
         Introduction
         The Bit Players
         Budget and Script Cuts
         The Shipwreck
         Visual Effects
         Noble Johnson/Leslie Banks
         The Fortress Decor
         Robert Armstrong
         Pathology/Censorship
         Joel McCrea
         Cuts in the Movie
         The RKO Lot
         Cooper and Schoedsack
         The Partnership
         Schoedscak's Career
         The Chase/The Jungle
         Later Schoedsack Films
         Steiner and Sound Effects
         Rainsford's Transformation
         Finale
   Color Bars
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