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Wicker Man, The (1975) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

1437

Avg. Rating:

2.89/4

# of Ratings:

132

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/01/1975

Director:

Robin Hardy

Actors:

Edward Woodward
Christopher Lee
Diane Cilento
Britt Ekland
Ingrid Pitt
Lindsay Kemp

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A police seargent investigates Summerisle after the disappearence of a young girl. The locals are preparing for a local festival and are unhelpful, but he won't stop until he gets to the bottom of crime.

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Matthew Brady 04/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

The story is about a righteous police officer investigating the disappearance of a young girl comes into conflict with the unusual residents of a secluded Scottish isle in this unsettling, intelligent chiller. Brought to the island of Summerisle by an anonymous letter, Edward Woodward's constable is surprised to discover that the island's population suspiciously denies the missing girl's very existence. This movie was chilling and scary at times but the ending was brutal.

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Yojimbo 06/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Unsettling oddity that has cynical policeman Edward Woodward investigating strange goings on on a secluded Scottish island. It's all a bit silly in a very Hammer kind of way, but the shocking conclusion will stay with you. Are you local?!

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Snoogans 11/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Paranoid mystery that has an awesome ending. Deserving of it's 'classic' status.

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  The Film Rebel
The Film Rebel
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11/21/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Horror Classic!

This is a film that has been called "The Citzen Kane of British Horror." While I wouldn't go that far in its praise, Robin Hardy's "The Wicker Man" is still one of the most chillingly brilliant and shockingly terrifying films in the history of the genre.

The film centers around a British policeman who travels to a remote island to investigate the dissapearance of a young girl. When there he learns there's more to the island than meets the eye. The island is a place of strange rituals and where people are taught sex is the devil's work. This leads up to a shocking ending that will leave you thinking about it for days.

The acting in the film doesn't offer any stand out performances, but some notables are Edward Woodward as the officer and horror icon Christopher Lee as the evil Lord ...

Rating of
3/4 

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  gideon43
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05/20/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Citizen Kane of horror movies

The Citizen Kane of horror movies (as attributed to Film magazine Cinefantastique).
The Wicker Man is an amazing, audacious and intelligent film expertly crafted and beautifully shot.
Surviving an extremely troubled production (the film company British Lion Films was taken over by EMI and actors including Christopher Lee worked without pay), the Wicker Man defies all conventions with its chilling and off centre screenplay. Successfully blending a number of genres and employing a superb and oft used folk soundtrack, the film snakes its way to a cataclysmic and shocking finale. One of the best British movies of all time, the effect of the Wicker Man is hypnotic even after multiple viewings and although it offers many questions, the answers are not so forthcoming.

Rating of
4/4 

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  The SHC
The SHC
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04/17/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A British Classic

I don't think it's any secret that most horror movies made before 2001 were pretty awesome. Most we remember, such as Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street, but there are quite a few that become forgotten by most people. One of these movies is certainly THE WICKER MAN. No, not the crappy Nicholas Cage movie from 2006. The origional WICKER MAN from 1973 is considered one of the most shocking and odd British films ever made, and is today considered a cult classic among horror fans. Of course, Hollywood had to fuck with it, coming out with that horrible 2006 remake which was almmost imediately forgotten. Not only is this a great horror film, it introduced horror icon Christopher Lee, known for his roles in DRACULA and the STAR WARS prequels, to a new generation.





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