I don't usually post about films but as my all time favourite film, (and soundtrack) is now 40 years old and getting an expanded "final cut" release it seems only right to give this a mention. Unfortunately I won't be in London to make it along to the special screening but praise the gods of mail-order, as the T-shirt, vinyl and poster are available online! Read on for the full press release from the good folks at Silva Screen Records.
The Wicker Man has long been accepted as a cult classic and now, forty years after its release, the movie’s pull for audiences old and new is as irresistible as ever. In honour of its lasting appeal, Studio Canal is releasing a new cut of the film which hits cinemas this month.
Silva Screen has teamed up with Hackney Picturehouse for a Halloween screening of The Wicker Man: Final Cut, with a Harvest Fair before the film, a pop-up cider bar, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and more!
In addition, artist Richey Beckett has created a movie poster to be revealed at the event (above is a small section of the illustration) which will be screen printed onto a Limited Run of 300 numbered posters. This same unique image will grace the sleeve of a new LP vinyl release (limited to 500) of the soundtrack and a Rare Sleeve t-shirt. All of these will be available to buy on the Rare Sleeve site, as well as at the event on the 31st October.