“The Wicker Man” UK Steelbook will include the newly re-discovered and restored ‘Final Cut’ of the movie!
A few months ago UK e-tailer Zavvi listed British horror classic The Wicker Man as an exclusive Steelbook, set for release on October 14th.
They have since confirmed that the release will now include the newly re-dicovered and restored ‘Final Cut’ of the film, which was found after a search by Studio Canal for the movie’s 40th anniversary!
Check out the pre-order link below, and read on for a statement from director Robin Hardy.
“StudioCanal contacted me last year in their search for the original materials that have been missing.
“I’m very pleased to announce that StudioCanal have been able to find an actual print of The Wicker Man, which is based on my original cut working with Abraxas, the American distributors, all those years ago.
“They plan, and this is the exciting bit, to actually release it. This version has never been restored before, has never been shown in UK theatres before, has never been converted to Blu-ray before.
“This version will – optimistically – be known as the Final Cut.”