Lord of the Flies is famed theater director Peter Brook's daring translation of William Golding's brilliant novel. The story of 30 English schoolboys stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war, Lord of the Flies is a seminal film of the New American Cinema and a fascinating anti-Hollywood experiment in location filmmaking. As the cast relived Golding's frightening fable, Brook found the cinematic "evidence" of the author's terrifying thesis: there is a beast in us all.
Audio commentary by director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman/editor Gerald Feil
Excerpts from the novel, read by author William Golding
A deleted scene, with a reading by Golding and commentary
Original theatrical trailer, with commentary
Production scrapbook, home movies, and outtakes
Excerpts from Gerald Feil's 1972 documentary The Empty Space, showing Brook's methods for creating theater