'Lord of the Flies' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Peter Brook's 1963 film based on the acclaimed novel by William Golding will hit Blu-ray this summer.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection is readying 'Lord of the Flies' for Blu-ray on July 16.

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.

The Blu-ray will feature a 4K digital transfer supervised by cameraman and editor Gerald Feil, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: 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; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook's book The Shifting Point.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Lord of the Flies' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 16.

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Lord of the Flies (Blu-ray)
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