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Nov 3, 2009

i've made my choice!

Wow kids, sorry it's taken so long for me to pick the next...pick for Film Club. What matters now is that I've gone and done it. Behold, for I'll say it now:

The Wicker Man (1973)!

Please note, I'm talking about the original version, the Christopher Lee and his crazy hair edition- NOT the Nicolas Cage in a bear suit remake. Was Nicolas Cage in a bear suit in the remake? I think he was...or he kicked a bear-suited person in the face or something like that. I don't know, I haven't seen it. Maybe I will...maybe I won't. But no matter the direction my whims take me in the future, this installment is all about the '70s, baby. Netflixers, click here!

The film: The Wicker Man (1973)
The due date: Monday, December 14

As always, email your review to me at: stacieponder at gmail dot com. Be sure to include a link to Final Girl in your post!

17 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

One of my all-time favorite films.

I am so down!

OCKerouac said...

To those with access to fearnet On-Demand viewing, you don't even need to netflix it... Or so I found out after dropping $6.99 on a DVD copy. I TOTALLY could have spent that $7 on Bucket of Blood instead...

That James said...

There was no remake. Not in my universe at any rate.

I assume you mean the wonderful director's cut, with the whole erotic-snails segment?

rob! said...

Sweet--this was already on my Netflix list!

Hey! Look Behind You! said...

One of my absolute favorite movies!

thomwade said...

It's been awhile since I took this off the shelf. Awesome.

P. K. Nail said...

WOOT! One I've seen before! Love this movie and looking forward to seeing it again!

Jason Soto said...

Miss Stacie, you just gave me excuse to finally see this movie.

Would it be ok if the review I link to you have reviews for both the original and the remake?
-Jason

Ivan said...

Hooray! Now Ivanlandia can invade Summerisle; can't wait!
--Ivan

Knarf Black XIV said...

That's a pretty massive jump in quality from Slaughter High. So much so that I think I just got a nosebleed.

Also, to anyone who hasn't seen the film before and is lucky enough to be unfamiliar with its plot: get off the internet right now! Go rent/buy/netflix it, then avoid all discussion of the film whatsoever.

An unspoilt viewing of the film is a rare and precious thing. (I managed to stupefy myself into a similar experience with heavy drinking.)

Stacie Ponder said...

I'm glad so many people are excited for this one!

You're right, Knarf, it IS quite a change, but then I like to keep you peeps on yer toes- like the time I followed up The Initiation with The Exorcist. Plus, I'm just in the mood for something GOOD. I'm still tasting that bad run towards the end of Shocktober.

Emily said...

Wow, I don't even know if I can review one of my favorite films of all time! The pressure is daunting, especially when I've been watching nothing but Frogs and Fear of Clowns-quality movies this month.

I do heavily recommend the double disc DVD for anyone. There are some great special features, plus a very interesting commentary with Count Dooku himself.

Neil Fulwood said...

As I'm dedicating the whole of December to a Peckinpah tribute on my blog and I've written about 'The Wicker Man' already, can I just offer links to my two-parter on Christopher Lee's finest hour and a half:

http://misterneil.blogspot.com/2009/05/personal-faves-wicker-man.html

http://misterneil.blogspot.com/2009/05/you-have-come-of-your-own-free-will-to.html

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Mr Woodward
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2009/nov/16/edward-woodward-wicker-man-callum

Christopher said...

Yes, such a sad coincidence that Mr. Woodward has left us....

Bloody Mary said...

I don't have $60 for the two-disc version, but I'm a commentary junkie. Does the Lions Gate 2009 re-release have a commentary?

Geo said...

Who else could sign the Eurobabe trifecta of Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, and Diane Cilento, then halfway through shooting realize he WASN'T making a nudie musical, and for a finale, (Beware - Spoiler!) barbeque the Equalizer?
Clearly, Robin Hardy was THE MAN!