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Die Suche nach einem spurlos verschwundenen Mädchen führt Polizei-Ermittler Neil Howie nach Summerisle, einer entlegenen Insel vor der Küste Schottlands. Die mysteriöse Dorfgemeinschaft zeigt sich wenig erfreut über den ungebetenen Gast und hüllt. The Wicker Man ist ein britischer Spielfilm aus dem Jahr , der Elemente des Kriminalfilms, des Horrorfilms und des Musicals kombiniert. Die Hauptrollen. The Wicker Man (Alternativtitel: Wicker Man – Ritual des Bösen und Wicker Man – Das Geheimnis der Insel) ist ein Spielfilm des US-amerikanischen Regisseurs. recepty-online.eu - Kaufen Sie The Wicker Man (Special Edition, 2 DVDs, OmU) günstig ein. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Sie finden. The Wicker Man [OV/OmU]. ()1 Std. 33 Min Der Polizeibeamte Neil Howie ermittelt im Fall eines spurlos verschwundenen Mädchens auf einer. The Wicker Man () Trivia on IMDb: Cameos, Mistakes, Spoilers and more. The Wicker Man - Final Cut Edition (OmU), Christopher Lee. Film - Buchzentrum: Der starke Partner für Handel und Verlage ○ Umfassendes Sortiment mit.
The Wicker Man [OV/OmU]. ()1 Std. 33 Min Der Polizeibeamte Neil Howie ermittelt im Fall eines spurlos verschwundenen Mädchens auf einer. The Wicker Man () Trivia on IMDb: Cameos, Mistakes, Spoilers and more. Von Robin Hardy. Mit Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt und Lindsay Kemp.
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In , an ill-received  American remake was released, from which Hardy and others involved with the original have dissociated themselves.
In , a spiritual sequel directed by Hardy entitled The Wicker Tree was released, and featured Lee in a cameo appearance.
Police Sergeant Neil Howie journeys by seaplane to the remote Hebridean island Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, Rowan Morrison, about whom he has received an anonymous letter.
Howie, a devout Christian , is disturbed to find the Islanders paying homage to the pagan Celtic gods of their ancestors. They copulate openly in the fields, include children as part of the May Day celebrations , teach children of the phallic association of the maypole , and place toads in their mouths to cure sore throats.
The Islanders, including Rowan's own mother, appear to be attempting to thwart his investigation by claiming that Rowan never existed.
While staying at the Green Man Inn, Howie notices a series of photographs celebrating the annual harvest, each featuring a young girl as the May Queen.
The photograph of the most recent celebration is suspiciously missing; the landlord tells him it was broken.
The landlord's beautiful daughter, Willow, attempts to seduce Howie, but despite his inner turmoil he refuses her advances. He enters the local school and enquires about Rowan among the students, but all deny her existence.
He checks the school register and finds Rowan's name in it. He questions the schoolteacher and she tells him about her burial plot.
After seeing Rowan's burial plot, Howie meets the island's leader, Lord Summerisle, grandson of a Victorian agronomist , to obtain permission for an exhumation.
Summerisle explains that his grandfather developed strains of fruit trees that would prosper in Scotland's climate , and encouraged the belief that old gods would use the new strains to bring prosperity to the island.
Over the next several generations, the island's inhabitants fully embraced pagan religion. Howie finds the missing harvest photograph, showing Rowan standing amidst empty boxes; the harvest had failed.
His research reveals that when there is a poor harvest, the islanders make a human sacrifice to ensure that the next harvest will be bountiful.
He comes to the conclusion that Rowan is alive and has been chosen for sacrifice. Realising he is out of his depth, Howie returns to his seaplane only to discover it is no longer functional, preventing him from leaving or calling for assistance.
Later that day during the May Day celebration, Howie knocks out and ties up the innkeeper so he can steal his costume and mask that of Punch , the fool and infiltrate the parade.
When it seems the villagers are about to sacrifice Rowan, he cuts her free and flees with her into a cave. Exiting it, they are intercepted by the islanders, to whom Rowan happily returns.
Summerisle tells Howie that Rowan was never the intended sacrifice: Howie himself is. He fits their gods' four requirements: he came of his own free will, has "the power of a king" by representing the Law , is a virgin, and is a fool.
Defiant, Howie loudly warns Summerisle and the islanders that the fruit-tree strains are failing permanently and that the villagers will turn on Summerisle and sacrifice him next summer when the next harvest fails as well; Summerisle angrily insists that the sacrifice of the "willing, king-like, virgin fool" will be accepted and that the next harvest will not fail.
The villagers force Howie inside a giant wicker man statue along with various animals, set it ablaze and surround it, singing the Middle English folk song " Sumer Is Icumen In ".
Inside the wicker man, a terrified Howie recites Psalm 23 , and prays to God before cursing the islanders as he and the animals burn to death.
The head of the wicker man collapses in flames, revealing the setting sun. In the early s, Christopher Lee was a Hammer Horror regular, best known for his roles in a series of successful films, beginning with The Curse of Frankenstein as the monster , Lee wanted to break free of this image and take on more interesting acting roles.
The idea for The Wicker Man film began in when Lee met with screenwriter Anthony Shaffer , and they agreed to work together. Shaffer had a series of conversations with Hardy, and the two decided that it would be fun to make a horror film centering on "old religion", in sharp contrast to the Hammer films they had both seen as horror film fans.
Shaffer read the David Pinner novel Ritual , in which a devout Christian policeman is called to investigate what appears to be the ritual murder of a young girl in a rural village, and decided that it would serve well as the source material for the project.
Pinner originally wrote Ritual as a film treatment for director Michael Winner , who had John Hurt in mind as a possible star.
He soon decided that a direct adaptation would not work well and drafted a new story based only loosely on the story of the novel.
Shaffer wanted the film to be "a little more literate" than the average horror picture. He specifically wanted a film with a minimum of violence and gore.
He was tired of seeing horror films that relied almost entirely on viscera to be scary. The focus of the film was crystallised when he "finally hit upon the abstract concept of sacrifice.
Caesar claimed that the local tribes there had executed their most serious criminals by burning them alive in a huge man-shaped sculpture of woven twigs.
For Shaffer, this was "the most alarming and imposing image that I had ever seen. Brainstorming with Hardy, they conceived the film as presenting the pagan elements objectively and accurately, accompanied by authentic music and a believable, contemporary setting.
After Shaffer saw her on the stage, he lured Diane Cilento out of semi-retirement to play the town's schoolmistress.
Ingrid Pitt , another British horror film veteran, was cast as the town librarian and registrar. The Swedish actress Britt Ekland was cast as the innkeeper's lascivious daughter, although two body doubles were used for her naked scenes below the waist.
Ekland found out that she was three months pregnant with her son Nic, to Lou Adler two weeks into filming. Stuart Hopps the film's choreographer called upon Lorraine Peters, a nightclub dancer from Glasgow who gyrated at the doorway  and in the wall scenes although in reality, the bedrooms of Willow and Sergeant Howie were not "through the wall" from each other: Willow's was upstairs in the Cally Estates offices in Gatehouse of Fleet whilst Howie's was 35 miles 56 kilometres away in a family home in George Street of Whithorn.
Her speaking and singing voices were dubbed by Annie Ross and Rachel Verney respectively. Local girl Jane Jackson was blonde haired and bore a resemblance to Britt Ekland and was employed as her stand-in for camera setups but was otherwise not involved in any filming.
The film was produced at a time of crisis for the British film industry. The studio in charge of production, British Lion Films, was in financial trouble and was bought by wealthy businessman John Bentley.
To convince the unions that he was not about to asset-strip the company, Bentley needed to get a film into production quickly. This meant that The Wicker Man , a film set during spring, actually began filming in October artificial leaves and blossoms had to be glued to trees in many scenes.
The production was kept on a small budget. Some of the opening flying shoots feature the Isle of Skye , including the pinnacles of The Storr and the Quiraing.
The cave scenes were filmed inside Wookey Hole in Somerset. The amphibious aircraft that carries Sergeant Howie was a Thurston Teal , owned and flown in the aerial sequences by Christopher Murphy.
The climax of the film was shot on the clifftops at Burrow Head. According to Britt Ekland, some animals perished in the Wicker Man,  whereas Robin Hardy said in an interview that great care was taken to ensure that the animals were in no danger of being hurt during this scene and that they were not inside the Wicker Man when it was set on fire.
The film's soundtrack often forms a major component of the narrative, just as with other important arthouse films of the era such as Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg 's Performance.
Indeed, according to Seamus Flannery in a subsequent documentary, director Robin Hardy surprised the cast by suddenly announcing midway through filming that they were making a "musical".
Composed, arranged, and recorded by Paul Giovanni , and performed by Magnet in some versions of the film credited as "Lodestone" , the soundtrack contains 13 folk songs performed by characters in the film.
Included are traditional songs, original compositions by Giovanni, and even a nursery rhyme, " Baa, Baa, Black Sheep ".
It was first covered by the English musical project known as Nature and Organisation on their release 'Beauty Reaps the Blood of Solitude'.
Additionally, the band has covered "Gently Johnny" as "Johnny"; it is featured as a B-side on their single "Roll On" The songs on the soundtrack were composed or arranged by Giovanni under the direction of Hardy and Shaffer, whose research into the oral folk tradition in England and Scotland was based largely on the work of Cecil Sharp , a 'founding father' of the folk-revival movement of the early 20th century.
Using Sharp's collections as a template, Shaffer noted to Giovanni which scenes were to have music, and in some cases provided lyrics which would be appropriate to spring pagan festivals.
The lyrics of this song were taken directly from the Burns song "The Rigs of Barley", but Giovanni used a very different tune.
Burns' tune was based on "Corn Riggs",   and altered to match his lyrics. The Wickerman Festival was an annual music festival held near Auchencairn in Galloway.
Dubbed "Scotland's Alternative Music festival" It began in when the festival's artistic director Sid Ambrose hit upon the idea of a local counter-culture based family-friendly festival due to the surrounding area being inextricably linked with various locations used within The Wicker Man.
It was held annually until at East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dundrennan. The DVD commentary track states that studio executives suggested a more "upbeat" ending to the film, in which a sudden rain puts the flames of the wicker man out and spares Howie's life, but this suggestion was refused.
The first screening of the film was to trade and cinema distributors on 3 December The first public theatrical release was a week of test screenings at the Metropole Cinema London on 6 December ahead of the official public release in January A copy of a finished, minute version  was sent to American film producer Roger Corman in Hollywood to make a judgment of how to market the film in the US.
Corman did not acquire US release rights, and eventually Warner Bros. According to Lee, the cuts adversely affected the film's continuity.
During the mids, Hardy made inquiries about the film, hoping to restore it to his original vision. Along with Lee and Shaffer, Hardy searched for his original cut, or raw footage.
Both of these appeared to have been lost. Cult film director Alex Cox said in his Moviedrome introduction in that the negative had "ended up in the pylons that support the M4 motorway.
The US rights had been sold by Warner Bros. Stirling agreed to an American release of a reconstruction by Hardy.
A minute restored version was released in January ,  again to critical acclaim. Corman's copy had been lost but a telecine transfer to 1-inch videotape existed.
Missing elements were combined with film elements from the previous versions in particular, additional scenes of Howie on the mainland were restored, showing him to be the object of gossip at his police station, establishing his devout religiosity.
They include scenes where Howie closes a mainland pub open after hours, encounters a prostitute, has a massage from Willow McGregor and sees a brutal confrontation between Oak and a villager in The Green Man, which were featured in a revised edition of Inside The Wicker Man.
Anchor Bay released a limited edition wooden box of The Wicker Man. Fifty thousand two-disc sets were made, of which twenty were signed by Lee and Woodward, Shaffer, Snell and Hardy.
In June , Lee discussed the lost original cut, "I still believe it exists somewhere, in cans with no name. I still believe that.
But nobody's ever seen it since, so we couldn't re-cut it, re-edit it, which was what I wanted to do.
It would have been ten times as good". European distributors of the film StudioCanal began a Facebook campaign in to find missing material, which culminated in the discovery of a minute 35mm print at the Harvard Film Archive.
This print had previously been known as the "Middle Version" and was itself assembled from a 35mm print of the original edit Robin Hardy had made in the United Kingdom in , but which was never released.
However, I am delighted that a Abraxas print has been found as I also put together this cut myself, and it crucially restores the story order to that which I had originally intended.
Hardy reported in July  that Studiocanal intended to restore and release the most complete version possible of the film.
Rialto Pictures announced that they were to release the new digital restoration in North American cinemas on 27 September The second disc features both the UK minute theatrical cut and the minute director's cut, along with an audio commentary on the director's cut and a making-of for the commentary.
The third disc is the soundtrack to the film. David McGillivray of The Monthly Film Bulletin praised the film as "an immensely enjoyable piece of hokum, thoroughly well researched, performed and directed.
The Wicker Man initially had moderate success and won first prize in the Festival of Fantasy and Science Fiction films in Paris,  but largely slipped into obscurity.
In the American film magazine Cinefantastique devoted a commemorative issue to the film,  asserting that the film is "the Citizen Kane of horror movies" — an oft-quoted phrase attributed to this issue.
Decades after its release, the film still receives positive reviews from critics and is considered one of the best films of In addition to Lee's admiration of the final shot of the film of the collapsing Wicker man , Woodward said that it is the best final shot of any film ever made.
In his BBC documentary series A History of Horror , writer and actor Mark Gatiss referred to the film as a prime example of a short-lived subgenre he called " folk horror ", grouping it with 's Witchfinder General and 's The Blood on Satan's Claw.
The album Souls at Zero by Northern California band Neurosis features a wicker man effigy on the cover, an homage to the film, as well as samples from Christopher Lee's animal kingdom speech at the end of the track "A Chronology for Survival".
In May , British band Radiohead released the music video for a song named " Burn the Witch ", made in stop-motion animation and whose storyline greatly resembles that of The Wicker Man.
In March , a rollercoaster inspired by the film opened at Alton Towers. Wicker Man is a wooden roller-coaster that features a 6-storey wicker man structure which the train passes through three times as it bursts into flames.
A novelisation which expanded on the story and bearing the same title , was released in It was written by Hardy and Shaffer. In this continuation of the story, which begins immediately after the ending of the first film, Sergeant Neil Howie is rescued from the burning Wicker Man by a group of police officers from the mainland.
Howie sets out to bring Lord Summerisle and his pagan followers to justice,  but becomes embroiled in a series of challenges which pit the old gods against his own Christian faith.
The script culminates in a climactic battle between Howie and a fire-breathing dragon — the titular Lambton Worm — and ends with a suicidal Howie plunging to his death from a cliff while tied to two large eagles.
Hardy was not asked to direct the sequel, and never read the script, as he did not like the idea of Howie surviving the sacrifice, or the fact that the actors would have aged by twenty to thirty years between the two films.
A fan-made full-cast audio drama adaptation of Shaffer's The Loathsome Lambton Worm treatment was eventually released in A stage adaptation was announced for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe ,  and was directed by Andrew Steggall.
Robin Hardy gave input on the project, and original songs and music from the film were supervised by Gary Carpenter , the original music director. The production has an amateur theatre company attempting to stage a Wicker Man musical.
In , a spiritual successor entitled The Wicker Tree was released. It was directed by Hardy and featured an appearance by Lee. Create your account Already have an account?
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How did you buy your ticket? View All Photos Movie Info. Sergeant Howie Edward Woodward arrives on the small Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the report of a missing child.
A conservative Christian, the policeman observes the residents' frivolous sexual displays and strange pagan rituals, particularly the temptations of Willow Britt Ekland , daughter of the island magistrate, Lord Summerisle Christopher Lee.
The more Sergeant Howie learns about the islanders' strange practices, the closer he gets to tracking down the missing child.
Robin Hardy. Peter Snell. Oct 6, British Lion Film Corporation. Edward Woodward Sergeant Neil Howie. Christopher Lee Lord Summerisle. Britt Ekland Willow.
Diane Cilento Miss Rose. Lindsay Kemp Alder MacGreagor. Ingrid Pitt Librarian. Roy Boyd Broome. Donald Eccles T. Robin Hardy Director.
Anthony Shaffer Writer. Peter Snell Producer. Paul Giovanni Original Concept. Harry Waxman Cinematographer. Eric Boyd-Perkins Film Editor.
Seamus Flannery Art Direction. Sue Yelland Costume Designer. October 7, Full Review…. August 24, Full Review…. April 8, Rating: 2.
February 22, Full Review…. February 18, Rating: 3. View All Critic Reviews Jul 19, Extremely audacious for the time it came out, this creepy cult classic should be remembered for the many intelligent questions it raises about religious intolerance and blind faith, while offering us also a memorable performance by Christopher Lee and a terrifying, unforgettable ending.
Carlos M Super Reviewer. Apr 06, An unsettling horror film, The Wicker Man is set in a remote Scottish Isle where a police officer is tasked to find a missing girl.
However, the bizarre behaviors of the inhabitants suggest something else is going on. The Wicker Man is quietly frightening with it's juxtaposition of cheerful songs and occult imagery, it's a rare British gem with a truly twisted ending.
Sylvester K Super Reviewer. May 13, While Cinemafantastique termed The Wicker Man "the Citizen Kane" of horror films, I believe this is an excellent and fascinating film but that designation is pure hyperbole.
This film is not so much a horror film as it is an unusual mystery about a clash of cultures that defy understanding, and within one region of one nation.
It is thought-provoking and iconoclastic. The ending is jaw-droppingly memorable, both visually and as the climax of the plot.
I liked the cast; Woodward is perfectly cast, even better than the well-known Christopher Lee. Lee is an iconic villain yet this role calls more for obscure or mysterious than frightening or sinister.
One-time Rod Stewart girlfriend Britt Ekland's nudity is a bonus! There is pervasive nudity throughout the film, added as a shock to traditional British sensibilities.
The only real deficiencies, for me, are the goofy, "hippy" elements of this film. It archaic, today, like a pagan cult Brady Bunch. The plot and characters still hold up today as shocking, only some imagery and music are dated.
In summation, this is a brilliant story of manipulation, delusion, even psychosis- comparisons with The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby are legitimate.
Clintus M Super Reviewer. Dec 29, I don't think that Robin Hardy fully realized that he had a potentially terrifying script in his hands, opting instead to take a more eccentric approach to the material.
There are short musical numbers that almost come out of nowhere and they just don't fit, and moments that could have been tense and dramatic often come off as purposely silly.
Overall, it's a hit-and-miss attempt that's memorable for its ending and because of how strange it is. Edward Woodward fits the role like a glove and he does well when the film takes an eerie turn in its latter stage, but "The Wicker Man" could have been much better if it just felt a little more serious.
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