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The Wicker Man (1973)

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Edward Woodward Edward Woodward
Sergeant Howie
Christopher Lee Christopher Lee
Lord Summerisle
Diane Cilento Diane Cilento
Miss Rose
Britt Ekland Britt Ekland
Willow
Ingrid Pitt Ingrid Pitt
Librarian
Lindsay Kemp Lindsay Kemp
Alder MacGreagor
Russell Waters Russell Waters
Harbour Master
Aubrey Morris Aubrey Morris
Old Gardener / Gravedigger


Written by
Anthony Shaffer Anthony Shaffer
(screenplay)
David Pinner David Pinner
novel Ritual


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4 years, 6 months ago at Jul 13 16:50
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Gameful, intelligent, provocative, tongue in cheek, shameless about its ridicule songs; open to the public about its clues. Woodward is excellent being rational and puritan at the same time. Great ending.

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11 years, 11 months ago at Feb 26 4:29
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Wow. It's hard to think of this as a horror film. Maybe an anti-horror film.

The Wicker Man

6 years, 10 months ago at Mar 7 12:29
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Based on a text of the prestigious novelist and screenwriter Anthony Shaffer ("Frenzy," "Sleuth") Robin Hardy adapted with a light and carefree approach this unusual thriller features, due in part to have been conceived as a musical director ethnographic , which can either divert the viewer's attention, turn your concentration, or maybe give a breath of fresh air to anyone who wants to see somethi... read more
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A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Release date: 7 August 1974
UPC: 013131142297
Tags: Horror (29), 1970s (13), Mystery (12), Religion (12), Drama (12), Thriller (11), 1973 (11), UK (11), Sacrifice (11), Occult (10), Pagan (8), Police (8), Investigation (7), Witchcraft (6), Island (6), Scotland (6), Murder (5), British (5), Classic (4), (4)
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