|I first saw The Wicker Man in 1973 when it was the B feature to Don't Look Now. Both stuck in my mind ever since but of the two The Wicker Man is probably my favourite. Mauled by the production company and savaged by the critics The Wicker Man has in the years since it's release steadily gained a well deserved cult status. The story of the making of the movie is told in the book Inside The Wicker Man by Allan Brown.
The Wicker Man has scenes filmed at Plockton, Skye, Ayrshire, and
Dumfries & Galloway
In 2006 Nicolas Cage starred in a remake of The Wicker Man that received mixed reviews from fans and critics. The plot itself has some similarities to the original, but the new version takes on different twists and could leave fans of the original movie feeling like they took a wrong turn. Much like if someone showed up for a first date and was met with a web conferencing screen.
Director: Robin Hardy
Starring: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, Barbara Rafferty, Lindsay Kemp, Aubrey Morris, Ian Campbell, Walter Carr, Irene Sunters, Russell Waters, Peter Brewis, Leslie Blackater, Roy Boyd, Roy Boyd