Warner announce 'The Wicker Man' for R2 DVD in April

After the outstanding Region 1 DVD Release from Anchor Bay of The Wicker Man (read Alexander Larman's review right here) few fans thought a Region 2 release could provide a better version of this cult favourite. They were wrong!

Released via Warner Brothers here in the UK on the 22nd April this R2 DVD is dubbed as the 'Definitive Version', and here is what the Press Release states to back up that claim...

'Packaged as a stunning double DVD digi-pack, the set includes the original theatrical version of THE WICKER MAN and the recently restored Director's Cut which re-instates 15 minutes of rarely seen footage. This special edition release provides film fans with the definitive DVD version of one of the most unique films of all time. In an exclusive for the UK, the DVD includes an all-new audio commentary by the film's stars Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward, director Robin Hardy and moderated by renowned broadcaster & movie expert Mark Kermode.' The full specifications are as follows...

Disc 1

  • Original Theatrical Version of The Wicker Man (84 mins) presented in...
    • 1:85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack
  • 'The Wicker Man Enigma' Documentary (35 mins)
  • Interview with Christopher Lee (25 mins)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots (x3)
  • Talent Biographies
  • DVD-ROM downloadable pages from original theatrical press brochure
Disc 2

  • The Wicker Man - The Director's Cut (99 mins) presented in...
    • 1:85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    • Dolby Mono Soundtrack
  • Feature length commentary with Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward, Director Robin Hardy and moderated by Mark Kermode (UK exclusive recorded December 2001)
  • Easter Egg - footage of commentary team meeting and preparing
The PR states both a £22.99RRP and a £24.99RRP - we suspect the latter is the most likely.

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