Anchor Bay WICKER MAN owners, get ready to scream in frustration...

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  1. Anthony Thorne

    Anthony Thorne Supporting Actor

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    Warner Bros in the UK are set to release a new DVD of THE WICKER MAN in the UK on 25th February 2002, featuring the same extended cut as seen on the recent Anchor Bay disc, the lengthy doco, the same trailers and extras, 16x9 enhancement and 5.1 sound, plus (here's the addition) a brand new commentary track featuring Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward, producer Peter Snell and director Robin Hardy! There's also an easter egg containing a 25 minute interview with Lee - I can't remember if that was on the ABE disc or not.

    The commentary track was just recorded a couple of weeks ago, on the 3rd of December. Any folks here going to spring for the repurchase?
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    That's frustrating, I'll admit.

    I got a killer price on the AB box, and I don't like PAL, so I guess I'll wait for the inevitable US release of this version after AB's rights expire in a few years.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I'm just glad to have the film in my collection.

    M.
     
  4. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    I'll probably go for it, especially in light of the disturbing trend of Anchor Bay discs to eat themselves. I love commentaries, and this is one of my faves.
    Hopefully they have a somewhat better master than AB had to work with for the extended materials (has any work been done on the M1 lately? [​IMG] )
     
  5. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    The Christopher Lee interview is on the current disc.
     
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