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“THE WICKER MAN” 4K UHD Steelbook edition is coming from Lionsgate this fall; details and art

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | Blu-ray/DVD, News


Robin Hardy’s folk-horror masterpiece will soon see Stateside release looking sharper than ever.

Lionsgate has announced an October 17 street date for 1973’s THE WICKER MAN on Steelbook 4K UHD/Blu-ray/digital. The saga of police sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) as his search for a missing girl leads him to the pagan island colony of Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee), directed by Hardy from Anthony Shaffer’s script, will be presented in 1.85:1 widescreen on both discs, with LPCM English mono sound on the UHD and DTS-HD Master Audio English mono on the Blu-ray. Special features are:


  • Revisiting the Locations of THE WICKER MAN
  • THE WICKER MAN at 50
  • Robin Hardy’s Script: The Lost Ending
  • Britt Ekland Interview
  • Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
  • WICKER MAN Enigma
  • Burnt Offering: The Cult of THE WICKER MAN
  • Interview with Robin Hardy and Christopher Lee (1979)


  • Worshipping THE WICKER MAN
  • The Music of THE WICKER MAN
  • Interview with Robin Hardy (2013)
  • Trailers


  • Restoration Comparison

Retail price is $27.99.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).