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Offline I_Drink_Your_Blood

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The Wicker Man (1973)
« on: February 10, 2013, 01:27:23 PM »
The Wicker Man is a 1973 British horror film directed by Robin Hardy and written by Anthony Shaffer. The film stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Britt Ekland. Paul Giovanni composed the soundtrack. The film is now considered a cult classic. Inspired by the basic scenario of David Pinner's 1967 novel Ritual, the story centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Howie to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl the locals claim never existed. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island practise a form of Celtic paganism.

Hardy's The Wicker Man is quite possibly my favourite British horror film of all time.









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Re: The Wicker Man (1973)
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 10:46:04 AM »
this movie was good, i loved Christopher lee's character, the ending was better then in the remake
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Re: The Wicker Man (1973)
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 06:37:42 AM »
Does anyone think that this film is like overrated?

I like Chris Lee a lot bit just never cared for this film at all. I do have it in my dvd collection just to own BUT it's just not a good movie at all imho. I'm sure most of you will disagree with me but it was just boring, stupid, lame, put me to sleep many times, etc.....


I have the wooden boxset of it which is hard to find now(I think). I bought it when it 1st came out back like 10 yrs ago without ever seeing the film. It has good special features on the dvds but I wouldn't part with it cause it MIGHT be valuable someday to someone so $$$$$ talks lol.
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Re: The Wicker Man (1973)
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 04:42:09 PM »
Does anyone think that this film is like overrated?

I like Chris Lee a lot bit just never cared for this film at all. I do have it in my dvd collection just to own BUT it's just not a good movie at all imho. I'm sure most of you will disagree with me but it was just boring, stupid, lame, put me to sleep many times, etc.....


I have the wooden boxset of it which is hard to find now(I think). I bought it when it 1st came out back like 10 yrs ago without ever seeing the film. It has good special features on the dvds but I wouldn't part with it cause it MIGHT be valuable someday to someone so $$$$$ talks lol.

I think that as far as cinematic importance goes its a great film to see - although I do agree with you slightly that the film does seem to get more hype than perhaps it maybe deserves.  However - can't take away the awsomeness of Christopher Lee and the film's originality. 

I WOULD SAY YOU NEED TO KEEP THE WOODEN BOXSET FOR SURE (slightly jealous  :thinking:)

The remake was just the biggest pile of wank ever constructed (IMO).

I see the spin off "The Wicker Tree" a few years ago at FrightFest - not great but def worth a watch if you haven't seen it already. 




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Re: The Wicker Man (1973)
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 08:25:38 AM »
I think that as far as cinematic importance goes its a great film to see - although I do agree with you slightly that the film does seem to get more hype than perhaps it maybe deserves.  However - can't take away the awsomeness of Christopher Lee and the film's originality. 

I WOULD SAY YOU NEED TO KEEP THE WOODEN BOXSET FOR SURE (slightly jealous  :thinking:)

The remake was just the biggest pile of wank ever constructed (IMO).

I see the spin off "The Wicker Tree" a few years ago at FrightFest - not great but def worth a watch if you haven't seen it already.

I actually kind of liked the remake with Cage in it lol. I wasn't bored by it like I was with the original.
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Re: The Wicker Man (1973)
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 05:24:45 PM »
Does anyone think that this film is like overrated?

I like Chris Lee a lot bit just never cared for this film at all. I do have it in my dvd collection just to own BUT it's just not a good movie at all imho. I'm sure most of you will disagree with me but it was just boring, stupid, lame, put me to sleep many times, etc.....


I have the wooden boxset of it which is hard to find now(I think). I bought it when it 1st came out back like 10 yrs ago without ever seeing the film. It has good special features on the dvds but I wouldn't part with it cause it MIGHT be valuable someday to someone so $$$$$ talks lol.

I agree to an extent. It's a little overrated and at times slow, but it certainly has its moments. The bee scene in the remake is legendary LOL

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Re: The Wicker Man (1973)
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2021, 10:56:37 PM »
Overrated?  Bullshit!