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On December 19th, Anchor Bay Entertainment will be re-releasing the original 1978 horror classic The Wicker Man as a 2-disc Special Edition DVD set, featuring an all-new audio commentary from director Robin Hardy and actors Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward. Presenting the acclaimed international version, fully restored from original vault materials with 11 more full minutes of additional rarely seen footage as well as the U.S. theatrical version, The Wicker Man is the literate-yet-terrifying inspiration for the recent theatrical remake starring Nicolas Cage. Draped in a gold foil title embossed O-card The Wicker Man 2-disc set is the definitive presentation of one of the greatest cult films ever made.
When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward of ³The Equalizer²) travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee, Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Star Wars prequels), is not what it seems as the devout Christian detective soon uncovers a secret society of unbridled lust and pagan blasphemy. Can Howie stop the cult¹s ultimate sacrifice before he comes face-to-face with the horror of The Wicker Man? Crowned The ŒCitizen Kane of horror films by Cinefantastique, this film has already earned its place in film history. Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento and Ingrid Pitt co-star in this provocative shocker written by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, Frenzy) that many fans and critics worldwide consider a modern horror masterpiece.
The Wicker Man double-disc DVD has the following bonus features:
2-Disc Set Collector's Edition featuring the theatrical and the extended version (11 minutes of additional footage) of the original The Wicker Man. Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1), enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Interviews with Stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt, Director Robin Hardy, Producer Peter Snell, Writer Anthony Shaffer, Editor Eric-Boyd Perkins, Art Director Seamus Flannery, Assistant Director Jake Wright, U.S. Distributor John Simon and Legendary Filmmaker Roger Corman
Features brand new audio commentary with director Robin Hardy, actors Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward and moderator Mark Kermode