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They're just trying to get more money out of it!
on 14 November 2017
This is the third time I've bought The Wicker Man on DVD. I bought it for the so-called 'final cut' which is actually the director's cut distributed in the US in 1979 - which, although recently 'rediscovered' has to be the same version the BBC showed in their 'moviedrome' strand some 30 years ago. So we now have the 'director's cut' (actually the original cut) the original theatrical version, and the final cut which is actually the director's cut. What a rigmarole. The version I want to see is the longest possible version with the maximum picture quality possible and I might even edit my own version (for my own use, of course) when I have the software/ hardware. The special features are reused from previous editions including the dreadful archive interview conducted by Stirling.... SMITH! The 'deep south's leading film critic' seems half-cut throughout What new 'special features' that are particular to this edition are a couple of overlong interview segments including a painfully dull interview with director Robin Hardy who is boring. Overall, I suppose it's nice to have this version if you're a die-hard or if you don't have the 2006 release, but for just a couple of minutes of upgraded footage, don't bother.