Jump to content

Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.


Criterion Press Release: Lord of the Flies (DVD)


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul

  • 38,949 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted April 15 2013 - 01:29 PM




LORD OF THE FLIES – Blu-ray & DVD Editions

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.


1963 • 90 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.37:1 aspect ratio



• New, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by cameraman and editor Gerald Feil, 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 reading by Golding

• Interview with Brook from 2008

• Collection of behind-the-scenes material, featuring home movies, screen tests, outtakes, and stills

• New interview with Feil

• Excerpt from Feil’s 1972 documentary The Empty Space, showcasing Brook’s theater methods

• Something Queer in the Warehouse, a piece composed of never-before-seen footage shot by the boy actors during production, with new voice-over by Tom Gaman, who played Simon

• Trailer

• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook’s book The Shifting Point



TITLE: Lord of the Flies (2-DVD EDITION)                                     

CAT. NO: CC2291D

UPC: 7-15515-10831-7

ISBN: 978-1-60465-754-8

SRP: $29.95                                    

PREBOOK: 6/18/13

STREET: 7/16/13

Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner


gallery_269895_23_10043.jpg Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders gallery_269895_23_1316.jpg Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

gallery_269895_23_773.jpg Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive gallery_269895_23_992.jpgClick Here for our complete DVD review archive

gallery_269895_23_7246.jpg Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule gallery_269895_23_3120.jpg Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Criterion

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users