Lord of the Flies [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1963]

  • SKU: 21338175
  • Release Date: 07/16/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • 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
  • 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 Gaman
  • Trailer


Lord of the Flies
Peter Brooks' big-screen adaptation of William Golding's classic Lord of the Flies adheres closely to the source material. After a plane accident, 30 school-age boys find themselves stranded on an island. The boys decide that the disciplined Ralph (James Aubrey) will be their leader. Jack (Tom Chapin) heads up a group who will hunt and butcher the local population of pigs for food. Also on the island is the mature, intelligent Piggy (Hugh Edwards). Eventually Ralph and Jack become the center of a war for leadership on the island. The story was filmed with less success in 1990. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • James Aubrey
    James Aubrey - Ralph
  • Hugh Edwards
    Hugh Edwards - Piggy
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    Roger Elwin - Roger
  • Image coming soon
    Tom Gaman - Simon
  • Nicholas Hammond
    Nicholas Hammond

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, intense movie.

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I read the book. Movie is great. It's amazing how the movie starts out portraying the innocence or what appears as such of boys and how their character and morals change to the dark side while stranded on an island.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as advertised

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Somewhat expensive for a film created in 1963, but it isn't available very many places, Also delivery was prompt as promised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    goes with the book very well

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    good to see the book form in a movie, good extras and over talks as you see the movie like the book it self read to you

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still as entertaining...

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ...as it was back when I was a youngster and saw this for the first time. Timeless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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