YOU read the book in high school, but you may not have seen the 1990 film version of William Golding's novel, Lord Of The Flies (Pearl, 1.35am). It made a brief appearance in Hong Kong, but was withdrawn before you could say ''not enough sex or violence''. There is no market in this territory for movies about English schoolboys. But Lord Of The Flies is violent, in a visceral way. With war about to erupt, a plane carrying a group of wealthy English schoolboys flying to the supposed safety of the South Pacific is shot down and crashes on a remote island. The adults die, the boys survive, and before long split into gangs and descend to superstitious rituals and murder. Harry Hook directed this version and made the kids American in a bid to give it more appeal. If you want real violence, real brainless violence, try Bruce Willis in The Last Boy Scout (Pearl, 9.30pm). He plays an ex-secret service agent who got the sack but who bounces back to fight corruption in professional football. Vincente Minnelli's The Band Wagon (World, 1.25am) leaves The Last Boy Scout for dead with its many non-violent, musical pleasures. It is one of the finest musicals ever made, with some dreamy dancing from Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. WHEN Ronnie Yip stopped taking her clothes off in films like Cash On Delivery, Pretty Woman and Take Me, she put them back on and made Three Summers (World, 9.30pm). Ronnie - now Veronica - plays a former triad moll, but features little, although she is shown as a naked silhouette. But that is art, not pornography. Directed by Lawrence Ah Mong, Three Summers is set on Lantau Island - oh, the glamour of being a moviestar - and was directed by Lawrence Ah Mong. FOR the first time on English language television we are getting a preview of the Hong Kong Film Awards, to be dished out in front of an admiring public at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre this coming Friday. The 13th Hong Kong Film Awards Preview (World, 8.30pm) is hosted by Paul Fonoroff, who is a member of the Film Awards Committee and as such is allowed to vote for the films and stars he thinks should win. Paul will be talking to Josephine Siu Fong-fong, who has two nominations for Best Actress (Fong Sai Yuk and Always On My Mind) and director Pete Chan, nominated for Tom, Dick And Hairy, although that award is more likely to go to Derek Yee Tuing-sing forC'est La Vie, Mon Cheri. The ceremony will be shown live on Home channel. Highlights will be on World next Saturday. IF Cops (STAR Plus, 8.30pm and 3.00am) proves one thing it is that real life is more interesting than television. Last week's episode of this documentary, which follows patrol officers around with a handheld camera, featured two sisters in their 80s beating up on each other over who should live where. Another elderly lady, excited by the news that a body had been found in a nearby house, asked an officer: ''Is it in the bath, or in the bed?'' The officer, taking his syntax straight from the pages of the NYPD How To Deal With An Inquisitive Public manual, said: ''I am really not at liberty to tell you that, ma'am.'' The exchange was also filmed by a rotund neighbour who tore himself away from the live ball game on television and arrived on the scene with his camcorder. AND if real life is too much, catch a ferry to Macau, where they are showing Apocalypse Now (TDM Channel 1, 11.30pm). Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece makes Cops look about as harrowing as a Daffy Duck cartoon.