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For nearly 50 years critics and fans have hailed Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man as one of Cinema’s greatest horror films. This special limited edition set includes all 3 versions of the film in addition to a newly curated bonus disc featuring over 2 ½ hours of content along with the original soundtrack CD.

Limited Edition 4 Disc Hard box edition with unique artwork created by Author & Artist Richard Wells. 2000 copies.

Disc One: The Final Cut – (HD)

  • NEW Audio Commentary by BFI film historians Vic Pratt and Will Fowler
  • Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man – 2001 documentary
  • Worshiping The Wicker Man – featurette
  • The Music of The Wicker Man – featurette
  • Interview with director Robin Hardy
  • Critic’s Choice 1979 interview with director Robin Hardy and actor Christopher Lee by Stirling Smith
  • The Restoration Comparison – featurette
  • The Final Cut Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles
Disc Two: UK Theatrical Cut (HD) and The Director’s Cut (HD/SD)

  • NEW Audio Commentary by film critic and historian Kim Newman & author Sean Hogan
  • NEW HD presentation of the Director’s Cut, using SD material for footage unavailable in the Theatrical Version or Final Cut
  • Audio Commentary on the director’s cut by actors Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward, and director Robin Hardy, moderated by Mark Kermode
  • Making the Audio Commentary – featurette
Disc Three: Bonus Disc

  • Interview with director Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man
  • Folk musicians discuss The Wicker Man
  • The Wicker Man Enigma – 2001 Documentary
  • NEW Video Essay on the Wicker Man counter-culture, hippie movement and rise of feminism by Kat Ellinger
  • NEW The Music of The Wickerman – Video Interview by author David Huckvale
  • NEW The Golden Bough – Video Interview about the pagan symbolism and the influences in British culture of The Wicker Man by author David Huckvale.
  • Ex-S: The Wicker Man – 1998 documentary
  • NEW Video Essay From Dr Adam Scovell author of “Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange”
  • NEW Interview by Musician Robert Reed
  • The Willow Song – Promo Video by Robert Reed featuring Angharad Brinn
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
Disc Four: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD

Any pre-order titles will be dispatched in the week leading up to its aforementioned release date. Special features and artwork are subject to change.
 

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Big fan of the film what is in this set? I have the old DVD set that came in a wooden box and I have a Blu-ray of the film which I think just has one version...not sure about that but I think it may be both a different edit than the theatrical and not the same as the extended cut in the wooden box.
 

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Big fan of the film what is in this set? I have the old DVD set that came in a wooden box and I have a Blu-ray of the film which I think just has one version...not sure about that but I think it may be both a different edit than the theatrical and not the same as the extended cut in the wooden box.
This is what I got off of the site for the boxset breakdown by disc:
For nearly 50 years critics and fans have hailed Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man as one of Cinema’s greatest horror films. This special limited edition set includes all 3 versions of the film in addition to a newly curated bonus disc featuring over 2 ½ hours of content along with the original soundtrack CD.

Limited Edition 4 Disc Hard box edition with unique artwork created by Author & Artist Richard Wells. 2000 copies.

Disc One: The Final Cut – (HD)

  • NEW Audio Commentary by BFI film historians Vic Pratt and Will Fowler
  • Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man – 2001 documentary
  • Worshiping The Wicker Man – featurette
  • The Music of The Wicker Man – featurette
  • Interview with director Robin Hardy
  • Critic’s Choice 1979 interview with director Robin Hardy and actor Christopher Lee by Stirling Smith
  • The Restoration Comparison – featurette
  • The Final Cut Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles
Disc Two: UK Theatrical Cut (HD) and The Director’s Cut (HD/SD)

  • NEW Audio Commentary by film critic and historian Kim Newman & author Sean Hogan
  • NEW HD presentation of the Director’s Cut, using SD material for footage unavailable in the Theatrical Version or Final Cut
  • Audio Commentary on the director’s cut by actors Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward, and director Robin Hardy, moderated by Mark Kermode
  • Making the Audio Commentary – featurette
Disc Three: Bonus Disc

  • Interview with director Robin Hardy on The Wicker Man
  • Folk musicians discuss The Wicker Man
  • The Wicker Man Enigma – 2001 Documentary
  • NEW Video Essay on the Wicker Man counter-culture, hippie movement and rise of feminism by Kat Ellinger
  • NEW The Music of The Wickerman – Video Interview by author David Huckvale
  • NEW The Golden Bough – Video Interview about the pagan symbolism and the influences in British culture of The Wicker Man by author David Huckvale.
  • Ex-S: The Wicker Man – 1998 documentary
  • NEW Video Essay From Dr Adam Scovell author of “Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange”
  • NEW Interview by Musician Robert Reed
  • The Willow Song – Promo Video by Robert Reed featuring Angharad Brinn
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
Disc Four: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD

Any pre-order titles will be dispatched in the week leading up to its aforementioned release date. Special features and artwork are subject to change.
 

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shopping around thier sight I was happy to see that there are some copies of these classics as well - https://viavision.com.au/shop/when-worlds-collide-1951-standard-edition/
and this one dropping 3/30/22 another fun blast from the past!!!
on Conquest of Space upcoming Bluray release on 3/30/22

DRAMATIC EFFECTS NEVER BEFORE EQUALLED – OR EVEN IMAGINED!
From a space wheel 500 miles above the Earth, commander Samuel Merritt (Walter Brooke) and his men (including Eric Fleming and Benson Fong) construct a sleek robot, then receive orders providing their new craft’s destination: Mars!

Five-time Oscar Winner George Pal (The War of the Worlds) produced this adventure rooted in the ’50s understanding of space exploration… and heightened by the awareness that no matter how advanced science becomes, human weaknesses remain.

“A fascinating relic” – Time Out

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080P High definition presentation
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historians Barry Foreshore & Kim Newman
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historians Lee Pfeiffer & Paul Scrabo
  • NEW Commentary with George Pal author and historian Justin Humphreys
  • NEW documentary on Director Byron Haskin
  • NEW Book to Screen featurette with NASA illustrator Vincent De Fate
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
  • LPCM Dual Mono Audio English
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Limited Edition slipcase on the first 2000 copies with unique artwork.
 

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That’s why I put the link to the existing thread for Imprint above - all of these titles are being discussed there, including press releases and advice for best places to purchase.
 

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So, from what I gather, the big news here (and big difference between this and the three disc FINAL CUT put out by Studio Canal in 2015) is that the 102m "director's cut" will be available for the first time in an HD/SD hybrid yes?

The Studio Canal (region B) release contained only a PAL SD transfer of the director's cut.

I usually put the DC on for the opening scenes on the mainland (I personally think it's a mistake to drop them from the "final cut" as they give us essential information) and then switch to the HD final cut once the credits start.

It would be nice to have the longest version in HD-ish but I don't know if it's a $119 (on sale!) nice. If you don't already have the "Final Cut" it's a different story altogether.
 

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It would be nice to have the longest version in HD-ish but I don't know if it's a $119 (on sale!) nice. If you don't already have the "Final Cut" it's a different story altogether.
Keep in mind that their $120 sale price is in Aussie dollars. Currently, that's US$84. Which still may be too expensive, but just sayin'.
 

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Keep in mind that their $120 sale price is in Aussie dollars. Currently, that's US$84. Which still may be too expensive, but just sayin'.
Since it is a limited edition...I know how many times I shoulda coulda woulda...when they're gone, they're GONE!! If this is one of your favorites, I'd suggest not sitting on your hands with this one!
 

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itis a limited edition...I know how many times I shoulda coulda woulda...when they're gone, they're GONE!! If this is one of your favorites, I'd suggest not sitting on your hands with this one!

Well yeah but I already HAVE the three disc Region B. Considering the only major difference between the DC and the FC is the inclusion of the opening "prologue" on the mainland which, don't get me wrong, I think is ESSENTIAL to the story but I doubt those scenes exist in HD anyway. It still feels a little rich to pay another $84 to get those scenes upconverted by the disc and have a few exra bonus features I might watch once, if at all.

As I said, if you don't already have the 3-disc Studio Canal version (currently about $22 on Amazon) it's a lot more attractive. I haven't ruled it out entirely, but it's giving me pause.
 

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Well yeah but I already HAVE the three disc Region B. Considering the only major difference between the DC and the FC is the inclusion of the opening "prologue" on the mainland which, don't get me wrong, I think is ESSENTIAL to the story but I doubt those scenes exist in HD anyway. It still feels a little rich to pay another $84 to get those scenes upconverted by the disc and have a few exra bonus features I might watch once, if at all.

As I said, if you don't already have the 3-disc Studio Canal version (currently about $22 on Amazon) it's a lot more attractive. I haven't ruled it out entirely, but it's giving me pause.
Yeah, I get it, if you already have a comprable set now...you don't need this one. But for those that don't....?
 

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Yeah, I get it, if you already have a comprable set now...you don't need this one. But for those that don't....?
It's still widely available for ten bucks ;). The 2014 remaster is a nice transfer too - I'm guessing that the Imprint is using the same master, as they haven't said anything about the transfer being from a new scan. The Wicker Man, with different cuts, has been issued a number of times. One of a trilogy of films - Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) - which started the folk horror phenomenon. Of the three, only Blood on Satan’s Claw is out of print (the 4K remaster issued in 2019 on blu-ray sold out both the US limited edition run of 3000 and the UK's 4000 copies).

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The only thing on the new Imprint release which would appeal to me, is the new commentary by Kim Newman - he's always good value. But I'm not shelling out the equivalent of US $115 + 30% import charges for this film for a third time.
 
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It's still widely available for ten bucks ;). The 2014 remaster is a nice transfer too - I'm guessing that the Imprint is using the same master, as they haven't said anything about the transfer being from a new scan. The Wicker Man, with different cuts, has been issued a number of times. One of a trilogy of films - Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General (1968), Piers Haggard’s Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) and Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) - which started the folk horror phenomenon. Of the three, only Blood on Satan’s Claw is out of print (the 4K remaster issued in 2019 on blu-ray sold out both the US limited edition run of 3000 and the UK's 4000 copies).

Amazon product

The only thing on the new Imprint release which would appeal to me, is the new commentary by Kim Newman - he's always good value. But I'm not shelling out the equivalent of US $115 + 30% import charges for this film for a third time.

Gotcha!!
 

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They don't give the price on this I see.
And that means it's too much I bet?
Keep in mind that their $120 sale price is in Aussie dollars. Currently, that's US$84. Which still may be too expensive, but just sayin'.
 

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