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The Wicker Man (1973) Poster

Alternate Versions

A dual DVD set in a burnt wooden box was released in 2001 by Anchor Bay. It has the standard 88 (or 87) minute Theatrical Version. It also has a 99 minute Extended Version. This also has the events in chronological order (unlike the 88 min version). Unlike the 95 minute version it does have footage prior to Sgt. Howie's arrival on Summerisle, including him as a Preacher.
Originally released at 87 minutes. Later a complete director's cut was discovered and re-released: this verson is 102 minutes long and features new footage showing Sergeant Howie as a preacher, some erotic scenes and Lord Summerisle reading a poem.
The later video release featured another recovered pre-title scene of Howie in the police station, which was not seen in the Director's Cut theatrical release.
A 95 min version also exists that has the events in chronological order (unlike the 87 min version) but omits all footage prior to Sgt. Howie's arrival on Summerisle.
The 1978 Magnum Entertainment VHS version released in the USA is uncut.

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