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Wicker Man, The
Limited Edition
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 60 (May 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt & Christopher Lee

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Anchor Bay has nicely packaged a limited edition, placing both the theatrical version and the extended version in a handsome wooden box. The theatrical versions for both DVD editions includes a 35-minute featurette with interviews, talent bios, and promotional materials.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Anchor Bay Entertainment
(Catalog Number): DV11652
(MPAA Rating): R/Nor Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $39.98
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88/99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1973
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/21/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robin Hardy
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVDs are generally sharp, but detail and definition can be lacking at times. Colors are well balanced, with nicely rendered fleshtones and generally deep blacks. Color saturation is a bit inconsistent, at times seeming a bit undersaturated. There are some scenes which are intentionally hazy and soft. Shadow delineation is lacking. The picture has a dated appearance, aided by the presence of source element artifacts and minor film grain. The extended version was transferred from the best element known to exist, but sequences from the theatrical version have been used to augment the lesser quality of the original analog tape. Clearly, the difference in quality is evident, but fans will appreciate the opportunity to see an alternate cut. (Suzanne Hodges)

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