Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Learn more Fitbit

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
324
4.5 out of 5 stars
Format: DVD|Change
Price:£6.55+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

A report of a missing girl received by mainland police see's 'Sergeant Howie' (Edward Woodward) travel to
'Summersisle' to investigate.
He is greeted with suspicion and denial of the girls very existence finding the locals unwilling to answer questions
he poses.
The Sergeant soon realizes that this closed community is unlike anything he'd encountered before, they seem to
have a culture and set of beliefs and standards all of their own.
When approaching the Islands overlord 'Lord Summersisle' (Christopher Lee) he finds that the paganism he was
encountering is almost certainly orchestrated by the secretive Lord of The Manor.
The landlord of the hostelry 'Howie' was staying at has a very seductive daughter 'Willow' (Brit Ekland) who is clearly
not accustomed to rejection of her advances.
Realising his enquiry is going nowhere he decides to return to the mainland to seek help and advice on the case, however
the 'Sergeant' has learnt far too much of the Island's secretive ways and will not be permitted to leave by the Islanders.
The time of sacrificial offering is imminent, a time when offerings are made to please their gods so the harvest will be
fruitful....the 'Sergeant' will unwittingly become a paramount part of the pagan celebration.
A 70's Horror-Gem well worthy of a viewing.
(The recent re-make starring 'Nicolas Cage' fell well short of the impact achieved by this release)

FEATURES -
Disc One -
THE FINAL CUT
Burnt Offering - The Cult of The Wicker Man Documentary written by Mark Kermode
Worshipping The Wicker Man - Famous Fans Featurette
The Music of The Wicker Man Featurette
Interview with Robin Hardy
Interview with Christopher Lee and Robin Hardy (1979)
Restoration Comparison
Trailer

Disc Two -
U.K Theatrical Trailer
The Director's Cut (with audio Commentary)
Making of Audio Commentary Short Film

Disc Three -
Soundtrack
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 6 April 2017
Possibly my favourite all time film!

This mixes fairly basic cinematography with a cracking good horror story, and it works brilliantly. I suspect that if this was a slick, flash million pound production, it would have lost a hell of a lot of its charm.

Christopher Lee is fabulous as the sinisterly debonair Lord Summerisle, and Edward Woodward's portrayal as the God fearing, disapproving, naive copper is spot on.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 September 2015
For me the additional scenes, despite variations in film/quality, make for a much better film - impressive as I already loved it. The inclusion of the theatrical release plus really great extras all in a very nice package makes this even more of a winner. Anyone who's a fan of the film should get this but also I would recommend newcomers to go straight to the Director's Cut too - don't mind the variation - it sort of adds to the eerie atmosphere of it all.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 26 October 2013
This release contains the 94 minutes version of the film, (at the time of writing) you can still buy the 3 disc set

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wicker-Man-3-Disc-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B00E5BTJGG

The special features are Burnt Offering: The Cult Of The Wicker Man documentary; Worshiping The Wicker Man - Famous Fans featurette; The Music Of The Wicker Man featurette; Interview with Robin Hardy; 1979 Interview with Christopher Lee and Robin Hardy; Restoration Comparison; Trailer.
review image
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 2 November 2016
Yet another all time favourite. Great entertainment.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 June 2017
At last got to see some of the missing scenes in this Directors Cut of this cult movie !
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 July 2015
Brilliant. Just what I wanted. Excellent service
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 April 2017
Happy happy happy
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 16 July 2015
Nice and simple wooden box outside (perfect choice for such a movie) but DVD in a simple jewel case box and plastic inside (disapointing).
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 May 2014
This rating is for the 3 disc BD package, the film itself is always an easy 5 stars!

This BluRay looks great for the most part but, the additional scenes, like the opener at the church and the "Gently Johnny" segment are washed out and flat. They might well have be painstakingly restored and de-speckled, as one of the bonus features demonstrates, but what was wrong with boosting up the colour to better match the rest of the film? If you look at the Directors Cut (also available with this 3 disc set) the same scenes have a better saturation in colour that fits in well with the rest of the footage. I dare say that the colour will be re-adjusted on a future re-issue so fans will have to shell out once more. Some of the bonus stuff is good but the newer interviews have not had the audio levels matched so one interview is too quiet another it too loud, very unprofessional.

The second disc contains the Theatrical Cut in HD, but the Directors Cut is in SD as it uses additional footage from a VHS, due the original negative beening lost, so it probably would have looked terrible at 1080p. They have also, wrongly labelled the Directors Cut with the slower NTSC running speed at 102mins instead of the correct 99min UK/PAL speed.

The last disc is a CD of the actual sound track which is great to own and nice to hear some of those songs in full, but there is no booklet with the artists, writers and production credits to peruse. This package really does fell a bit sparse without one!

Overall, I do like the `Final Cut' but how `final' will it be? I'm sure that there will soon be a separate BluRay Edition of the Theatrical Cut, in HD, before long and then, in time, a `colour corrected' version of the Final Cut.

It is a great shame that the original negative was lost, otherwise we would be looking at the Directors Cut in HD instead. But it is actually a distributors dream. Rather than having one respected version of the film to reissue, remaster and restore every few years, we now have a silly amount of different edits that can all be re-issued and repackaged indefinitely. What next the US Theatrical Cut with a 5.1 remix?
88 Comments| 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)