Tuesday, July 23, 2013

StudioCanal to release ‘final cut’ of The Wicker Man


Original print of the classic horror film discovered after global hunt.
From screenrant, A worldwide appeal to retrieve missing film material for horror classic The Wicker Man has turned up an original print, that will released by StudioCanal this autumn.
The Wicker Man: The Final Cut will be released in cinemas on September 27, and on DVD/BD October 14 in celebration of the 40th anniversary.
Studiocanal UK and director Robin Hardy made the announcement on Facebook.
Hardy said: “StudioCanal contacted me last year in their search for the original materials that have been missing.
“I’m very pleased to announce that StudioCanal have been able to find an actual print of The Wicker Man, which is based on my original cut working with Abraxas, the American distributors, all those years ago.
“They plan, and this is the exciting bit, to actually release it. This version has never been restored before, has never been shown in UK theatres before, has never been converted to Blu-ray before.
“This version will - optimistically - be known as the Final Cut.”

4 comments:

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Excellent news! I would have been content to see any version of The Wicker Man on the big screen so I'll be damn sure to catch this one.

Now I can devote my time to lobbying for the theatrical release of Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park...

Octopunk said...

This is outstanding news.

Catfreeek said...

I hope it's not going to be one of those " only in selected theaters" releases. We almost always get screwed when they do that.

AC said...

sounds like a horrorthon 2013 must-see!