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The Wickerman: The Final Cut

5

Another reason to revisit a classic

To mark its 40-year birthday, Robin Hardy’s 1973’s cult classic returns in a version five minutes longer than the cut that British fans know. It snips early mainland scenes, but offers a mite more cohesion to the missing-girl case that brings Edward Woodward’s god-fearing copper to pagan Summerisle.

Though not perfect, the 2k restoration leaves Christopher Lee’s big hair and Britt Ekland’s saucy bum wiggle shinier than ever, with the strangeness undiluted. Eerie and erudite, it’s still one of the most disconcerting horror films ever made.

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