StudioCanal will release a three-disc (2BD/CD) special edition of director Robin Hardy's classic film The Wicker Man, starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, and Diane Cilento. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the United Kingdom on October 13th.
Content: Disc 1: "The Final Cut" (HD), the UK theatrical Cut (HD) & the Director's Cut (HD but with seamless branching to extra scenes in SD only) & audio commentary for Director's Cut Disc 2: Supplemental Features Disc 3: The Soundtrack
It's one of my favourite films of all time. I think it's simply brilliant, and almost accidentaly so. There was some hype about "newly found footage" a few days ago (the stuff that Sir Chris says is buried under a motorway), but there's really nothing new here that we haven't seen before, except improved image quality.
Still, wonderful film. I'm proud to be one of the cult, the cult of those who have visited all the locations where the film was shot, had a pint in the bar that features prominently... proud to be one of the "Wicka Wankas"!
Good news indeed, this along with the Cabal Cut of Nightbreed getting a release ...
Cool, here in Europe ??
Apparently Scream Factory are doing it in the US, but I fear their blu-ray will be region locked so I'm hoping Arrow Video will get the rights to release it in the UK. Anyway, it's great to see a release like this actually happening given the studio said there was no demand nor interest; I think the numerous screenings and outcry has proven them wrong considerably!