The Wicker Man

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Wicker Man
When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not what it seems.

Publisher: [France] : Studio Canal ; Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2009]
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE W
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 04, 2015
  • KraftwerkandCoil rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great horror movie with a unique pagan storyline.

Oct 09, 2014
  • pol rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I had very high expectations for this film, both as a well regarded film and as a work of Anthony Shaffer. I thought it was mostly dull and kept waiting for it to get started. The ending is very creepy in an atypical horror film way, but overall I was bored.

Mar 09, 2013

Enjoyable. Not terrifying unless you are highly sympathetic to cops and/or Christians. Britt Eckland -- wow

Mar 04, 2013
  • pronto1961 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

christopher lee is always worth watching no matter what.

Jan 01, 2013

the DVD I saw had some skips and jumps on it at several places especially at the end. this made the ending less than scary. it was a good thriller and better than the Nick Cage movie I saw a few years ago.

Dec 27, 2012
  • insane_smurf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

brilliant. much better than the feeble copy with nic cage. true to the british pagan beliefs

Dec 26, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Definitely not what I was expecting. Kinda cheezy, but not bad. Apparently it's achieved cult classic status to some, but I don't see myself watching this again. Britt Ekland wasn't so difficult to withstand, though. (lol)

Aug 08, 2012
  • sev82 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Terrific and atmospheric Brittish horror film from 1973 with one of the most memorable finales of the genre.

Jul 28, 2011
  • jessica_wirth rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

DON'T DRINK THE KOOL-AID!!! I failed to see what the big deal was. An interesting sociological look at norms of a small island in Scotland, for sure. Tons of totally 70's style nudity, absolutely. Frightening... not so much. My expectations were much higher for this film.

Jul 04, 2011
  • SBWy2739 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

this movie contains VERY graphic nudity. Acting is absolutely terrible. This is definitely NOT a family film.


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Dec 26, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

May Morrison: "Can I do anything for you, Sergeant?" Sergeant Howie: "No, I doubt it, seeing you're all raving mad!"

Dec 26, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Lord Summerisle: "Do sit down, Sergeant. Shocks are so much better absorbed with the knees bent."

Dec 26, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Lord Summerisle: "I think I could turn and live with animals. They are so placid and self-contained. They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins. They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God. Not one of them kneels to another or to his own kind that lived thousands of years ago. Not one of them is respectable or unhappy, all over the Earth."


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