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The Wicker Man: The Final Cut

A full restoration of the classic British horror, based on Robin Hardy’s original cut.

The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973)

‘The best British horror film ever made’
***** EMPIRE

Presented by Studiocanal in association with BFI Gothic and in celebration of the 40th anniversary, this full restoration based on Robin Hardy’s original cut of the film will see its UK Premiere at BFI Southbank. Crucially restoring the story order to that which Hardy originally intended, and also including the performance of the song ‘Gently Johnny’, which has been missing from many versions, Studiocanal UK have restored scenes using the only known surviving print from the 1979 US release by Abraxas. Police Sergeant Neil Howie searches Summerisle, an isolated island off the coast of Scotland, for a missing girl. The locals claim she never existed, and Lord Summerisle’s insistence that Howie, a staunch Christian, embrace the pagan rituals of the island become both frustrating and horrifying as he finds evidence that the girl and many others may have been part of a sacrificial rite.

Available on Blu-ray premiere and DVD from 14 October.

Venues

Please check your local cinema for screening times.

BFI Southbank
Curzon Soho
Cineworld Haymarket
Hackney Picturehouse
Ritzy Brixton
Bradford Pictureville
Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast
IFI Dublin
Dublin Lighthouse
Everyman Leeds
Liverpool Fact
Cineworld Sheffield
Cineworld Glasgow
Nottingham Broadway

The film will be showing as a one-day special across the Cineworld network on 8 October at the following 33 sites:

Fulham Rd
West India Quay
Wandsworth
Enfield
Ashford
Crawley
Chichester
Cambridge
Stevenage
Ipswich
Milton Keynes
Birmingham Broad Street
Cheltenham
Nottingham
Bristol
Cardiff
Ashton Under Lune
Bolton
Didsbury
Bradford
Castleford
Sheffield
Boldon Tyne and wear
Hull
Middlesborough
Aberdeen Union Square
Dundee
Edinburgh
Falkirk
Glasgow Renfrew Street
Glasgow Parkhead
Dublin
High Wycombe

Presented by Studiocanal in association with BFI Gothic

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