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The Wicker Man - Collector's Edition (2 Disc Set)

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Mature 15+

Mature 15+

Suitable for mature persons 15 years and over.

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"Horror with a difference"
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This is not your usual horror movie but it definitely has all the elements and is an interesting story about the beliefs of a small island community clashing with a mainlandĀ copper

Description

When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) travels to a remote island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle (a brilliant performance by the legendary Christopher Lee), is not what it seems as the devout Christian detective soon uncovers a secret society of wanton lust and pagan blasphemy. Can Howie now stop the cult's ultimate sacrifice before he himself comes face to face with the horror of The Wicker Man- Packaged as a double DVD digi-pack, this set includes the original theatrical version of The Wicker Man and the recently restored director's cut which re-instates 15 minutes of rarely seen footage. This special edition release provides film fans with the definitive DVD version of one of the most unique films of all time and gives you the chance to compare both versions of this seminal horror classic.

Special Features:
  • Original Theatrical Version AND Extended Director's Cut
  • The Wicker Man Enigma - 35 Minute Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer Radio and TV Spots
  • Talent Biographies Christopher Lee Interview
  • DVD Rom Feature Director's Cut Feature Commentary with Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward, Director Robyn Hardy and moderated by Mark Kermode 

Review

"Typically categorized as a horror film, The Wicker Man is actually a serious and literate thriller about modern paganism, written by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth) with a deft combination of cool subjectivity and escalating dread. (Despite this promising directorial debut, British filmmaker Robin Hardy didn't make another film until The Fantasist, a little-seen thriller released in 1986.) We're introduced to the friendly but mysterious residents of Summerisle (located off the west coast of Scotland), where the isolated community enacts rituals that seem, at first, to be merely unconventional. When called in to investigate an anonymous tip about a missing child, mainland police sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) is treated as an outsider, and the ominous Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee) has the inside advantage. As the repressed policeman is taunted by the island's sensuous atmosphere, his investigation leads to increasingly disturbing implications.
With phallic symbols and soothing music at every turn, Summerisle is a pleasant haven for those who perform the pagan rituals of Lord Summerisle's maverick ancestors. These earthy ceremonies are presented with alluring authenticity, and the island's tempting eroticism is fully expressed by the landlord's daughter (Britt Ekland), who fills Howie with barely suppressed carnal desire. (Sirens took a comedic approach to a similar situation in 1994.) And yet the mystery of the missing girl remains, with clues that hint at a darker reality beneath the colorful local customs. When that reality is ultimately discovered, Howie becomes the crucial element in the islanders' most elaborate ritual, which is where the film's title comes into play. It may not be horror, but it is horrific, and this makes The Wicker Man an unforgettable film." --Jeff Shannon
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2003
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Collector's Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
99
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Genre
  • Horror
UPC
5050582040685
Product ID
1462236

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