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The Wicker Man (1973 movie)

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The Wicker Man
File:TheWickerMan UKrelease Poster.jpg
Directed byRobin Hardy
Produced byPeter Snell
Written byAnthony Shaffer
StarringEdward Woodward
Christopher Lee
Diane Cilento
Ingrid Pitt
Britt Ekland
Distributed byBritish Lion Films (UK Original)
Optimum Releasing (UK 2006)
Warner Bros. (USA)
Release date
December, 1973
Running time
88 minutes
(theatrical release)
100 Min
Director's cut

The Wicker Man is a cult 1973 British movie, made and set in Scotland. It combines thriller, existential horror and musical genres. The movie was directed by Robin Hardy and written by Anthony Shaffer. It stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt and Britt Ekland. Paul Giovanni composed the soundtrack.

The Wicker Man is generally very highly regarded by critics. Movie magazine Cinefantastique described it as "The Citizen Kane of Horror Movies", and in 2004 the magazine Total Movie named The Wicker Man the sixth greatest British movie of all time. It also won the 1978 Saturn Award for Best Horror movie. A scene from this movie was #45 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

The 2006 remake of this movie stars Nicolas Cage.


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