Lord Of The Flies

Blu-Ray Rating: *****

Reviewed by: Jennie Kermode

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Lord Of The Flies

This high quality restoration of the Peter Brook classic is accompanied by an amazing selection of materials that will please any collector. Not only is there an informative commentary available with Peter Brook himself speaking alongside Lewis Allen, Tom Hollyman and Gerald Feil, but there's a second soundtrack option with William Golding himself reading passages of the book over the film - and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Also accompanying the film are interviews with Brook, Golding and Feil, of which the latter is perhaps the most interesting, full of detail about how the film was shot. Documentary excerpt The Empty Space explores Brook's theatrical work and there's a never-seen-before deleted scene as well as a behind the scenes featurette about the film. The highlight is Living Lord Of The Flies, a memoir narrated by child actor Tom Gaman and comprised of footage shot by the young cast members themselves whilst they were staying on location. It's just a pity that the short film they made themselves does not seem to have survived.

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With the original trailer also included and a booklet of essays attached, this is a package that will keep you occupied for hours and enrich your experience of the film.

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017
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A group a schoolboys stranded on an island quickly turn to savagery and fiercely hierarchical behaviour in this adaptation of William Golding's classic tale.
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Product Code: B071W1G7VC

Region: 2

Extras: Commentary by Peter Brook, Lewis Allen, Tom Hollyman and Gerald Feil; William Golding reading Lord Of The Flies; behind the scenes; deleted scenes; Peter Brook interview; The South Bank Show interview with William Golding; Gerald Feil interview; The Empty Space; Living Lord Of The Flies; trailer; booklet of essays

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