Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

James Aubrey
Director: Peter Brook Cast: James Aubrey
James Aubrey
, Tom Chapin
Tom Chapin
, Hugh Edwards
Hugh Edwards
Peter Brook

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Peter Brooks' big-screen adaptation of William Golding's classic Lord of the Flies adheres closely to the source material. After a plane accident, 30 school-age boys find themselves stranded on an island. The boys decide that the disciplined Ralph (James Aubrey) will be their leader. Jack (Tom Chapin) heads up a group who will hunt and butcher the local population of pigs for food. Also on the island is the mature, intelligent Piggy (Hugh Edwards). Eventually Ralph and Jack become the center of a war for leadership on the island. The story was filmed with less success in 1990.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2013
UPC: 0715515108218
Original Release: 1963
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 2,093

Special Features

  • New, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by Gerald Feil
  • Uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring director Peter Brook and more
  • Audio recordings of William Golding reading from his novel Lord of the Flies
  • Deleted scene, with optional commentary and reading by Golding
  • Interview with Brook from 2008
  • Collection of behind-the-scenes material
  • New interview with Feil
  • Excerpt from Feil's 1972 documentary The Empty Space
  • Something Queer in the Warehouse, a piece composed of never-before-seen footage
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab#sthash.yxS7tILm.dpuf

  • Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    James Aubrey Ralph
    Tom Chapin Jack
    Hugh Edwards Piggy
    Roger Elwin Roger
    Tom Gaman Simon
    Nicholas Hammond Actor
    David M. Walsh Actor
    Johnny Walsh Actor
    Jerome Willis Actor
    Surtees Twins Sam & Eric

    Technical Credits
    Peter Brook Director,Editor,Screenwriter
    Lewis M. Allen Producer
    Gerald Feil Cinematographer,Editor
    Al Hine Executive Producer
    Tom Hollyman Cinematographer
    Raymond Leppard Score Composer
    Jean-Claude Lubtchansky Editor

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