Wicker Man
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The Wicker Man

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Director: Neil LaBute, Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan

Cast: Neil LaBute, Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan

     
 

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A young child has gone missing and it's up to a haunted but determined policeman to travel to the remote island community where she was last seen and solve the lingering mystery of her disappearance in director Neil LaBute's updated reworking of Anthony Shaffer's 1973 cult horror classic. Upon receiving a

Overview

A young child has gone missing and it's up to a haunted but determined policeman to travel to the remote island community where she was last seen and solve the lingering mystery of her disappearance in director Neil LaBute's updated reworking of Anthony Shaffer's 1973 cult horror classic. Upon receiving a letter from his one-time fiancée, Willow (Kate Beahan), imploring him to search for her missing daughter on the secluded island of Summersisle, Policeman Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) quickly makes his way to the island to locate the girl and seek an answer as to why Willow suddenly and inexplicably disappeared shortly before their wedding date. Once there, Malus is troubled to discover that although there are traces of the child to be found in such locations as the local schoolhouse, the residents of Summersisle seem reluctant to offer any specific details as to the girl's apparent death. His investigation effectively stalled by the highly secretive Wiccan community, Sheriff Malus soon discovers that there are still some cultures that have their own unique beliefs about humankind's relationship with Mother Earth, and refuse to adapt to the rules of modern society.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/19/2006
UPC:
0085391100935
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
43,900

Special Features

2 editions of the movie - an unrated version (side A) with an alternate end sequence not shown theatrically, and the widescreen theatrical release version (side B); Commentary by writer/director Neil LaBute, co-stars Leelee Sobieski and Kate Beahan, editor Joel Plotch and costume designer Lynette Meyer ; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Fançais, Español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Edward Malus
Ellen Burstyn Sister Summerisle
Kate Beahan Sister Willow
Frances Conroy Dr. Moss
Molly Parker Sister Thorn
Leelee Sobieski Sister Honey
Diane Delano Sister Beech
Michael Wiseman Pete
Erika-Shaye Gair Rowan
Christa Campbell Truck Stop Waitress
Emily Holmes Station Wagon Mom
Zemphira Gosling Station Wagon Girl
Matthew Walker Sea Plane Pilot
Mark Black Sister Oak
Christine Willes Sister Violet
Sophie Hough Daisy
David Purvis Ivy
Xantha Radley Village Sister #1
Tania Saulnier Attendant #1
Anna Van Hooft Attendant #2
Moraea Bieber School Girl #1
Jayda Bieber School Girl #2
Talia Ranger School Girl #3
Kendall Cross Female Cop
Simon Longmore Village Male #1
Andre Danyliu Village Male #2
Jacqueline Robbins Blind Twin #1
Joyce Robbins Blind Twin #2
Aaron Eckhart Truck Stop Patron
James Franco Bar Guy #1
Jason Ritter Bar Guy #2

Technical Credits
Neil LaBute Director,Screenwriter
Angelo Badalamenti Score Composer
Phillip Barker Production Designer
Paul Becker Stunts
Paul Becker Stunts
Mike Birkweiser Stunts
Darren Brisker Sound/Sound Designer
Nicolas Cage Producer
Mike Carpenter Stunts
Albert Cho Asst. Director
David Crone Camera Operator
Garvin Cross Stunts
Boaz Davidson Producer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Michael Diner Art Director
Randall Emmett Producer
Ronald Eng Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Franks Co-producer,Executive Producer
George Furla Executive Producer
Monique Ganderton Stunts
Tom Glass Stunts
Norm Golightly Producer
Rikki Grane Stunts
Manfred Heid Co-producer,Executive Producer
Ilona Herman Makeup
Zygi Kamasa Co-producer,Executive Producer
Gerd Koechlin Co-producer,Executive Producer
Josef Lautenschlager Executive Producer
Avi Lerner Producer
Heidi Levitt Casting
John McKeown Asst. Director
Lynette Meyer Costumes/Costume Designer
Ashley Miller Musical Direction/Supervision
Jak Osmond Special Effects Supervisor
Joel Plotch Editor
Marcia Ross Executive Producer
Elisa Salinas Executive Producer
Paul Sarossy Cinematographer
Kevin Schartner Stunts
Darryl Scheeler Stunts
Joanne Sellar Executive Producer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Andreas Thiesmeyer Executive Producer
John Thompson Producer
James Vlasblom Special Effects
Claire Webb Stunts
Maureen Webb Casting
Shawn Williamson Co-producer,Executive Producer
Andy Wilson Camera Operator
Eddie Yansick Stunts
Pat Young Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Wicker Man
1. Credits [3:35]
2. Crash [2:07]
3. Help Asked and Refused [3:59]
4. Ferry Flashback [3:18]
5. Welcome to Summersisle [5:06]
6. Allergic [3:24]
7. Only Person I Trust [3:02]
8. Night Visions [6:09]
9. Take Me With You [4:11]
10. Rowan's Desk [1:51]
11. How Rowan Died [2:27]
12. Rowan's Father [2:31]
13. Dead Ends [4:30]
14. Rituals of the Ancients [5:10]
15. Beefield Peril [5:59]
16. We Don't Murder Here [4:37]
17. Colony History [3:08]
18. Under the Graveyard [3:26]
19. Bad About to Happen [4:52]
20. Desperate Dad [1:56]
21. Roughhouse and Ritual [5:35]
22. Connected By Blood [4:33]
23. Sacrificial Preparations [4:56]
24. Wicker Man [2:26]
25. End Credits [4:13]
Disc #1, Side B -- The Wicker Man
1. Credits [3:35]
2. Crash [2:07]
3. Help Asked and Refused [3:59]
4. Ferry Flashback [3:18]
5. Welcome to Summersisle [5:06]
6. Allergic [3:24]
7. Only Person I Trust [3:02]
8. Night Visions [6:09]
9. Take Me With You [4:11]
10. Rowan's Desk [1:51]
11. How Rowan Died [2:27]
12. Rowan's Father [2:31]
13. Dead Ends [4:30]
14. Rituals of the Ancients [5:10]
15. Beefield Peril [5:59]
16. We Don't Murder Here [4:37]
17. Colony History [3:08]
18. Under the Graveyard [3:26]
19. Bad About to Happen [4:52]
20. Desperate Dad [1:56]
21. Roughhouse and Ritual [5:35]
22. Connected By Blood [4:33]
23. Wicker Man [4:56]
24. New Recruits [2:26]
25. End Credits [4:13]

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The Wicker Man 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I never cared for the original “The Wicker Man,” I found it slow, dull and rather uninteresting LaBute has taken the idea and made it into a Neil LaBute rant about feminism. However, the movie tells more about the creator than it does about feminism. This was by far the worst movie Nicholas Cage has ever starred in, and has topped my list for being one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Although the trailer makes this movie look amazing and full of suspense and horror, it unfortunately contains neither. Nic Cage goes in search of his lost daughter in “The Wicker Man” and runs afoul of an isolated community of pagans. This remake of an old Chris Lee flick has little suspense and nothing to hold the attention, as Cage literally scrambles about the countryside, thinking he has glimpsed his kid first here and then there. Some of his search becomes downright comical, especially in a scene where he is trapped overnight in a cistern. Cage's character is allergic to bees, and there's a scene involving torture-by-bees where Cage utters what is destined to become an immortal line: "Oh God, not the bees!" Ellen Bursteyn of “The Exorcists” fame is wasted here as the head of the mysterious coven, much the way veteran horror actress Alice Krige was underutilized for a similar role in “Silent Hill”. The beginning of the movie starts out fair enough, but as the movie pushes its way down you have to make more and more leaps of faith. And then, the bad dialog comes pouring out in the final 20-30 minutes. From "I'm going to find Rowan and what I need from you is to stay out of my f---ing way!" to "Ahhhh, my legs!!" the movie gets some really silly dialog...and considering its a LaBute film, its a shame to see his talent for dialog go to pot. The big questions, however, are "Is it better than the original?" and "Is it worth it?" It is arguably worse than the original. It is vastly different and in some aspects better and other aspects much much worse. But, it isn't worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For Nicolas Cage fans, I'd recommend this movie. For horror fans, this isn't a horror movie. Overall, I enjoyed this flick more than I thought I would.
Guest More than 1 year ago
remake of the same name. that's all I'm gonna say by now you should know what's it about after seeing the original same plot and story just updated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What was Nic Cage thinking when he decided to be in this movie?!? Oh my gosh this movie is so horrible and to make things worst, my wife and I paid to see it in the theater! Indeed, the previews looked good, but that was the only positive thing about this movie. The movie theater audience even laughed at some scenes and how corny it was (i.e. People dressed in cheezy 10 dollar costumes, Ellen Burstyn wearing a makeup job from Braveheart, and Nic Cage screaming the cheeziest dialogue ever!) Someone needs to punch Nic Cage in the face, he used to be the man, ever since Windtalkers he's been going downhill fast!! Nic buddy, if you're reading this (cuz i'm sure that'll ever happen) please get a catscan! Ghostrider, Next, this dumb movie and now Bankcok Dangerous?!?! Are you trying to end your career on an unhappy note??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago