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Criterion Press Release: Lord of the Flies (DVD)

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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 15 2013 - 01:29 PM

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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

 

 SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 

• 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


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