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Lord of the Flies

(DVD - 1999 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Lord of the Flies
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Adaptation of William Golding's novel about a group of English boys completely cut off from society who revert to brutal, primitive savagery.
Title: Lord of the flies
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, c1999.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features include: new restored digital image and sound; audio commentary by director Brook, producer Allen, director of photography Hollyman, and camerman/editor Gerald Feil; excerpts from the novel, read by William Golding; a deleted scene, with a reading by Golding; original theatrical trailer; production scrapbook, home movies, and outtakes; excerpts from Gerald Feil's 1972 documentary on Brook; English subtitles.
A videodisc release of the motion picture originally released in 1963.
At head of title: Peter Brook's.
Summary: Adaptation of William Golding's novel about a group of English boys completely cut off from society who revert to brutal, primitive savagery.
Additional Contributors: Gaman, Tom
Elwin, Roger
Edwards, Hugh - 1951-
Chapin, Tom - 1945-
Aubrey, James
Golding, William - 1911-1993.
Brook, Peter
ISBN: 0780022084
Statement of Responsibility: Two Arts/Allen-Hogdon Productions
Credits: Director and screenplay, Peter Brook ; photography, Tom Hollyman ; editors, Peter Brook & Gerry Feil ; music, Raymond Leppard.
Performers: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman.
System Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Publisher No: LOR020
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Oct 24, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Well worth a second look,.. especially with the 'bonus extras'. Peter Brook maintains that the path to artistic freedom and control for the Director is to have a low budget,.. and he made this masterpiece for $300K !

I've seen both, and the 90's version is the better.
If you were born in the last 30-40 years, you'll probably enjoy the colored/remake one much better.
This? Is falsely put as the newer one, it is in fact the 60's (which I already own), not the 90's one.:(

Dec 17, 2012
  • marcellmurray rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

bstudent I agree! the old movies rock! :)

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I'd only been familiar with the 1990 remake previously, completely unaware of this British '63 original. The film is low budget and VERY crude: camera-work; dubbed in audio (dialogue, singing, cheering, applause, etc); 'talent'. The kids were quite obviously mostly non-actors, having a blast just goofing around. Initially, they were somewhat wooden and stiff, but relaxed as the film progressed. But, despite the widespread amateurism, it deserves credit for being first. It translates William Golding's novel, however roughly, to the viewer. I guess they were a little low on cash. (lol)

Mar 27, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

drama-original black and white and very well done both filming and acting. the remake has nothing on this but color.

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Jul 03, 2014
  • damonsalvatore1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A group of kids are all stranded together on an island after a plane crash, they quickly start to create their own society on the island. But soon they realize they may not be entirely alone on this island, some of the children have started seeing a beast roaming the island at night and the rivalry between two of the boys soon starts to get violent and the children are forced to take sides.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • marcellmurray rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"MY SPECS!"-Hilarious :D

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jack: "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English! And the English are best at everything!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Ralph: "His name's not Fatty. It's Piggy."

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