The Wicker Man is a cult horror film that was released 50 years ago, and now it is getting a special 4K UHD Blu-ray release to celebrate its anniversary. The release date for the Blu-ray is October 17, 2023, and it will be available in a SteelBook edition.
The Wicker Man 4K UHD Blu-Ray
The film follows Police Sergeant Howie, played by Edward Woodward, who investigates the disappearance of a young girl. He travels to a remote Scottish island where he discovers a secretive pagan society led by Lord Summerisle, played by Christopher Lee. As Howie delves deeper into the community, he is tempted and threatened by the townsfolk with bizarre rituals and wanton lust. He must uncover the truth behind the girl’s disappearance before his clash with Lord Summerisle reaches a terrifying conclusion.
The 4K UHD Blu-ray release comes with a number of special features, including “Revisiting the Locations of The Wicker Man,” which takes viewers back to the filming locations. “The Wicker Man at 50” explores the legacy of the film and its impact on the horror genre. “Robin Hardy’s Script: The Lost Ending” delves into the original ending of the film that was lost. The Blu-ray also includes an interview with Britt Ekland, who starred in the film, a behind-the-scenes gallery, and a featurette titled “Wicker Man Enigma.” There is also an interview from 1979 with Robin Hardy, the director, and Christopher Lee.
In addition to the 4K UHD Blu-ray release, there will also be a regular Blu-ray release that includes some of the special features, such as “Worshipping The Wicker Man” and “The Music of The Wicker Man.” There is also an interview with Robin Hardy from 2013 and trailers.
Overall, the 4K UHD Blu-ray release of The Wicker Man is a highly anticipated event for fans of the film. With its special features and stunning visual quality, it offers a new way to experience this cult horror classic.