- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 16, 2013
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Disc One - 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 Golding reading
- Interview with Brook from 2008
- Collection of behind-the-scenes material, including home movies, screen tests, outtakes, and stills
- Disc Two
- Excerpt from a 1980 episode of The South Bank Show featuring Golding
- New interview with Feil
- Excerpt from Feil's 1975 documentary The Empty Space, showcasing Brook's theater methods
- Living "Lord of the Flies," a piece composed of never-before-seen footage shot by the boy actors during production, with new voice-over by actor Tom Gamam
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2002
"...Brook's vérité approach allows the full force of Golding's allegory to assert itself..."
Uncut - 09/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[R]endered oddly, devastatingly convincing here....This looks starker, stranger and better than ever."
Ultimate DVD - 08/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "Superb....A role model for successful novel adaptations."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2008
"[T]he film had a roughness and authenticity that a polished Hollywood version would surely have lacked."
Coming Of Age |
Essential Cinema |
Stranded / Castaway
- Theatrical Release: August 13, 1963.
- One of the first films to be shot using a hand-held camera and zoom telephoto camera lens.
- The film was shot on Vieques, an island off the coast of Puerto Rico that was used by the U.S. Navy as a controversial training facility for over 60 years.
- In 1996, BBC director Richard Dale produced a 50-minute reunion documentary called TIME FLIES, in which the now-adult cast members revisited the island 35 years after filming.