|Lord of the Flies
Retail $29.95, Our: $23.99
|Lord of the Flies (Blu-Ray)
Retail $39.95, Our: $31.99
Released on standard DVD thirteen years ago by Criterion, Lord of the Flies (1963) will get an upgrade as they have announced a July 16th street date on both DVD & Blu-Ray.
Both come with all the bonus features from the previous release, plus a few extra (details below).
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.
- 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
- A deleted scene, with a reading by Golding and commentary
- Interview with Peter Brook (2008)
- Collection of Behind-the-Scenes material, featuring home movies, screen tests, outtakes and stills
- New Interview with Gerald Feil
- Excerpts from Gerald Feil's 1972 documentary The Empty Space, showing Brook's 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
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook’s book The Shifting Point