The Wicker Man (Limited Hard Box Edition, 4 Discs, Region Free)

$89.99
Type: New Blu-Ray

AN ISLAND LOST TO UNSPEAKABLE TERRORS OF PAGAN RITUALS!

 

Cult horror classic in which devout Christian policeman Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) finds himself summoned to a remote Scottish island to investigate the disappearance of a child. On arrival, Howie finds himself increasingly isolated and humiliated by the actions of the island’s community, who belong to a bizarre pagan cult led by the charming Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee). As preparations for a sinister ritual celebration reach fever pitch, Howie, whilst trying to fend off the advances of the local landlord’s daughter Willow (Britt Ekland), begins to suspect what role the islanders intend him to play.

 

“The Wicker Man is influential not just on subsequent horror cinema, but on the thriller genre in general in the way it sets an artfully composed series of traps for its unwitting protagonist, expertly wrong-footing both him and the audience until the devastating ending.” – The Guardian  

 

For nearly 50 years critics and fans have hailed Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man as one of Cinema’s greatest horror films. This special limited-edition set includes all 3 versions of the film in addition to a newly curated bonus disc featuring over 2 ½ hours of content along with the original soundtrack CD.

 

Limited Edition 4 Disc Hard box edition with unique artwork created by Author & Artist Richard Wells. 2000 copies.

 

Disc One: The Final Cut – (HD)

 

1080p high-definition presentation of The Final Cut version of the film

NEW Audio commentary by BFI film historians Vic Pratt and Will Fowler (2022)

Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man – documentary (2001)

Worshiping The Wicker Man – featurette 

The Music of The Wicker Man – featurette 

Interview with director Robin Hardy 

Critic’s Choice interview with director Robin Hardy and actor Christopher Lee by Stirling Smith (1979)

The Restoration Comparison – featurette 

The Final Cut Trailer 

Theatrical Trailer 

U.S. Theatrical Trailer 

Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono

Optional English HOH subtitles

Disc Two: UK Theatrical Cut (HD) and The Director’s Cut (HD/SD)

 

1080p high-definition presentation of The Theatrical Cut version of the film

NEW 1080p high-definition presentation of The Director’s Cut version of the film utilising standard-definition material for additional footage

NEW Audio commentary by film critic/historian Kim Newman & author Sean Hogan on The Theatrical Cut 

Disc Three: Bonus Disc 

 

The Director’s Cut in Standard Definition with optional audio commentary by actors Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward, and director Robin Hardy

Making the Director’s Cut audio commentary – featurette

The Wicker Man Q&A (2013)

Folk musicians discuss The Wicker Man 

Ex-S: The Wicker Man – documentary (1998)

The Wicker Man Enigma – documentary (2001)

NEW Willow’s Song & The Liberation of Eve – The Wicker Man: Sexual Revolution, Counterculture, and Satanic Feminism – video essay by Kat Ellinger (2022)

NEW Forged Folklore: The Fakery of The Wicker Man – video essay by Dr Adam Scovell (2022)

NEW The Music of The Wicker Man – interview with author David Huckvale (2022)

NEW The Golden Bough – interview with author David Huckvale on the symbolism of The Wicker Man (2022)

NEW Robert Reed on The Wicker Man (2022)

The Willow Song – promo video by Robert Reed featuring Angharad Brinn

TV Spot

Radio Spots

Disc Four: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD  

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