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Lord of the Flies Criterion Collection Blu-ray (NR)
Movie: 4 stars out of 4
Disc: 4 stars out of 4
One of the first titles to benefit from the new 4K digital transfer technology, this landmark 1963 film based on the first novel by William Golding remains a tour-de-force 50 years after its release. Loaded with literary allegory, political symbolism and social metaphors, it was largely improvised by child actors that play students at a British school that survive a plane crash and must fend for themselves on a tropical island without any adult supervision. Throttling and totally unforgiving.
Technical specs: aspect ratio: Full screen (1080p/1.37:1), audio: English (LPCM Mono 1.0), subtitles: English.
Cast home movies from the set
1973 documentary and 1980 TV show
Audio-only Golding readings from the book
Essay booklet by Geoffrey Macnab
Focus Features, $34.98