Another appointment with the Wicker Man
"You'll simply never understand the true nature of sacrifice..."
Here's some good news about one of my favourite films (I reviewed it here a few years ago), a marvellously macabre examination of religion and sacrifice -- and just the right amount of gratuitous nudity:
IT was one of the most controversial films of its time, filled with horror, paganism and Britt Ekland dancing naked. Now, more than 20 years after it first thrilled cinema audiences, cult movie 'The Wicker Man' is being re-released on DVD. A disc featuring the uncut original film is due to come out next month ...Wow! Great news. I think. I thought I had as complete a copy as currently existed. Anyway, the report continues with bad news for fans of the film:
... only days after a remake starring American actor Nicholas Cage is premiered in the US and Britain on September 1.Oh gawd. I guess it had to happen. Alas poor Howie, they know not what they do.
"The music to The Wicker Man is quite extraordinary. I think it is probably the best music I've ever heard in a film. All the songs are so totally different from each other and yet they sum up the atmosphere of the scenes perfectly. What Paul Giovanni achieved is quite amazing and absolutely beautiful." -- Christopher Lee, July 2002LINKS:Review: 'The Wicker Man' - SoloHQ
Wicker Man cult burning brightly with new DVD - Scotland's Sunday Herald