Lord Of The Flies – Criterion [Blu-ray] (1963) *NEW*

Lord Of The Flies – Criterion [Blu-ray] (1963) *NEW*

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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.

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Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led by the pragmatic Ralph (James Aubrey) and the other by militaristic Jack (Tom Chapin) -- their society falls into disarray, leading to a disturbing examination of human nature and a chilling conclusion.
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Directed by Peter Brook
Produced by Lewis M. Allen
Written by Peter Brook
Based on Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
Starring
Music by Raymond Leppard
Cinematography Tom Hollyman
Edited by
  • Peter Brook
  • Gerald Feil
  • Jean-Claude Lubtchansky
Distributed by
Release date
  • 12 May 1963 (Cannes)
  • 23 July 1964 (United Kingdom)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $250,000 (£80,000)

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Weight 0.6 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 0.5 × 6.75 in

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