Oct 25, 2017 2,218. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. My gf didnt care for it, Now watch the awful but hilarious Nick Cage remake. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Contact me | Privacy policy | Join the mailing list | Links. After finding Rowan during Summerisle’s May Day celebration, apparently being prepared to be sacrificed, and “saves” her, Lord Summerisle announces to him, “The game is over.” The scene was so well-acted by Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward, you could just feel Sergeant Howie’s heart sink into horror as he discovers his fate. To most people, Howie will come across as quite unlikable because of his visible disgust at the pagan practices of Summerisle’s inhabitants, but you can’t deny that Edward Woodward did a great job in the film. Enjoy! What would I do? Answer: What's the use? Il poliziotto cerca di imporre la sua volontà per far rispettare la legge, ma si rende conto che il mistero è più complesso e profondo di quanto immaginasse. Ending / spoiler for The Wicker Man (1973), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. He explains that his grandfather, an Atheist scientist, came to the island and was attracted by it’s volcanic soil and he developed a strain of fruits to grow their and brought back the “old gods” to the people in order to get them to work for him. The Wicker Man (1973), is it a horror movie? Anyone from a Judeo-Christian nation like England or America (whether they were believers in Christianity or not) would be appalled by Summerisle’s religious practices. Britt Ekland as Willow MacGregor (left) with Lindsay Kemp (right) playing Alder, her father. Their religion asked for a man who came to be sacrificed of his own free will, had the power of a king (represented the law), and was a virgin. At the time of this film’s release, it was butchered by the censor’s, resulting in the widely circulated 88-minute Theatrical Cut. Un horror veramente sui generis, fortemente sostenuto da Christopher Lee, che lo ritiene il suo miglior film e nel quale certamente offre la sua migliore, più partecipe e sfaccettata, interpretazione. In his first night at the island, Sergeant Howie hears people publicly sing lustfully about Willow MacGregor and sees mourners weeping naked at the resting places of deceased relatives. Posted by 1 year ago. He's surrounded, he can't fight everyone and there's nowhere for him to run. ( Log Out /  Member. Now we know. Makes you wonder why he packed his pyjamas. When released for the first time, the film was overlooked and not well-regarded, but it was later restored and re-released in 1979 and became a cult phenomenon. It’s a joy seeing Sgt. 8. I cant believe how much I LOVED this movie. In the original cut, she's shown fucking a boy to initiate him into adulthood - I saw that as a big sign that she's considered something like a fertility figure in their community. Ingrid Pitt had a very small role, but did good with what she had. The Wicker Man [1973] [SPOILERS] spoiler. Under her desk? To know when people like your submissions, answer your questions, reply to you, etc., please. La ragazzina sembra addirittura non essere mai esistita. This leads to confrontations with the island’s leader: the mysterious Lord Summerisle (played by Christopher Lee, at the time mainly known for his role as Hammer Film Production’s Count Dracula) and to his suspicions that Rowan has been victim of human sacrifice. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. If he succumbed to temptation and fornicated with her, he would no longer have been a virgin - any chance they would have spared him if he had "done the deed?". The girl was never missing. Lord Summerisle showing Sergeant Howie his estate while discussing the history of the island. He's wearing them when Britt Ecklund does her famous naked song and dance routine, and they are not new so we know he didn't buy them that day. The one everyone who sees this movie will remember is Britt Ekland (married for a time to Peter Sellers) as Willow, mainly due to her nude dancing in an attempt to seduce Sergeant Howie. Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback. Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. And I thought the music of that movie was creepy as hell too, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 6 months later, two guys in a bar are looking to pick up women and they meet Honey and Willow, meaning that they are the next sacrifice and will father children who will live in Summersisle. Quarantine. She spends a lot of the movie annoying Sergeant Howie and offending him with her teaching the children the sexual areas of their religion. He's surrounded, he can't fight everyone and there's nowhere for him to run. The theatrical cut of the original film was not bad, but when I got a hold of the Final Cut I was blown away all over again, and still am every time I watch the film. Neil Howie is captured, the quote: "There will be no traces. The first time Cage's gun is shown with him checking his magazine, the weapon is a CZ 9mm type model, but in scene nearing the end he is carrying a Beretta model 92, and as a previous entry stated: the bullets dropped onto the floor by the girl did appear to be .45 ACP, non congruent with either weapon. Press J to jump to the feed. It was all a ploy to get the pure, virginal Howie to the island, and they burn him in a gigantic wicker man as a sacrifice to their gods. The Wicker Man [1973] [SPOILERS] spoiler. The Wicker Man [1973] [SPOILERS] spoiler. He brought me up the same way – to reverence the music and the drama and the rituals of the old gods. Some people have viewed this movie as anti-Christianity, anti-paganism, or anti-religion in general but this has been denied by Robin Hardy. At one point during Willow's nude dance, she rears her head back and her face is slightly visible, just enough to see that it's obviously a double. Christopher Lee, who has appeared in more films than any other actor in history, frequently refers to The Wicker Man as his greatest film and also describes his performance as Lord Summerisle as his greatest performance. It’s truly unique in it’s message and atmosphere. Rowan isn't the festival sacrifice for successful crops, it's Edward, and it was planned years ago when he met Willow. Sergeant Howie: You are despicable little liars. Starring: Britt Ekland, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Edward Woodward, Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Either way, Lord Summerisle is a terrifying character, along with the rest of the islanders. The most recent release is the Final Cut, which is 94 minutes long and is considered by Robin Hardy and fans of the film as the definitive cut. Christianity being represented by Sergeant Howie, and Lord Summerisle representing paganism. When Willow comes into his room the next morning, the picture is crooked again and she straightens it. I would have been pulling my hair out if I was that dude. Should this be the point at which religious tolerance could justifiably be waved? Rowan Morrison was simply a decoy to get Howie to come in order to be sacrifices, as Lord Summerisle puts it, Howie is the “right kind of adult” to be sacrificed to Summerisle’s deities in order to bring the crops back. While Sgt Howie is at the chemist shop he shows Lennox (who is mixing something with a mortar and pestle) a photo of the missing girl. While Sgt Howie (dressed as Punch) is being chased by the women, you can see autumn leaves on the grass, though the story is set on the first of May. Spoiler alert: So that's what a Wicker Man is! Sergeant Howie is blatantly establishment, as we’ve…well…established…earlier. Few horror films have tackled the topic of religion in such a brilliant way. Genere: Horror Durata: 93 min Regia: Robin Hardy Sceneggiatura: Anthony Shaffer, David Pinner Produttori: Peter Snell Fotografia: Harry Waxman Montaggio: Eric Boyd-Perkins Musica: Paul Giovanni Costumi: Sue Yelland Trucco: W.T. Discussion. You can unsubscribe at any time. I cant believe how much I LOVED this movie. Factual error: Willow drops cartridges on the ground that appear to be .45ACP rounds. Jul 31, 2020 #1 So I just watched this since its on netflix and am … I did not see the same version as you, I watched it on shudder. Just do yourself a favor and avoid the remake! You can unsubscribe at any time. The Rocky Horror Picture Show mistake picture, The biggest mistakes in the Harry Potter movies, 25 mistakes you never noticed in great movies, The 20 biggest mistakes in The Wizard of Oz, 40 biggest mistakes in The Big Bang Theory, More questions & answers from The Wicker Man. One question I had: did the landlord's daughter really want to bang the cop, or at least, would she have? Close. Christopher Lee as Lord Summerisle, praying to a pagan god, preparing to sacrifice Sergeant Howie within a wicker man. When Lord Summerisle shows Howie the photographs, a close-up shows him starting to pick one up. Horror.com Forums - Talk about horror. When they show Summerisle’s estate, you can clearly tell that he reaps the benefits of the fruit and vegetable exports of the island. These are considerably larger than the 9mm rounds that Edward's Beretta pistol would actually use. Horrorific content by Pete Trbovich on October 30th, 2018 | Movie Review | Cult, Drama, Psychological, Thriller, Mystery It’s about a policeman who visits a secluded island to investigate the disappearance of a child, only to discover that the island is a Pagan cult. The Rocky Horror Picture Show mistake picture, The biggest mistakes in the Harry Potter movies, 25 mistakes you never noticed in great movies, The 20 biggest mistakes in The Wizard of Oz, 40 biggest mistakes in The Big Bang Theory. Mind blowingly cool for me. > Horror Movie Discussion > Upcoming Horror Movies Wicker Man ****SPOILER**** To love nature and to fear it and to rely on it and to appease it where necessary.” Howie appeals to Summerisle to tell the people that sacrificing him will not make crops grow and Summerisle simply says, “But I know they will!” When Howie says they would have to sacrifice “the king of Summerisle”, he gives a disturbed facial expression briefly before saying, “No they will not!” It’s interesting that you can either view Lord Summerisle as being a victim of being raised in a society where human sacrifice is the norm, or you could view him merely as a greedy man who is willing to kill to prosper. Lord Summerisle, as mentioned earlier, comes across as much more likable than the Christian protagonist. Best Post-Wicker Man Coda: In the ’06 Wicker Man, after Cage gets burned to a crisp we see a card saying “Six Months Later,” and are now suddenly at a bar/club where Leelee Sobieski and one of her evil friends pick up two unsuspecting dudes looking to party. Overall, what did you think of the film? Sister Summersisle is Willow's mother. As a Christian, the religious theme of the film was even more engrossing. A giant flammable man-shaped cage that will haunt your nightmares. With the sea plane sunk and its pilot slain, Ed winds up being burned in the wicker man like in the original film. ( Log Out /  The people of Summerisle seem so normal and friendly, but they have no complaints about killing innocent people in order to appease their gods. Alternate ending: a helmet with bees is placed on Edward and then he's given a shot of adrenaline from his kit. Some reviewers have noted that Sergeant Howie’s attitude towards the pagan religion of Summerisle is similar to that of the Christians who first came to the UK when it was ran by pagan societies like the Saxons and the Celts. Sister Summersisle: Welcome, Mr. Malus. The calendar in the Photographer's shows May Day to be a Tuesday, therefore Sergeant Howie flew out on Sunday. The Wicker Man. Ending / spoiler for The Wicker Man (2006), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. The Wicker Man is a 1973 British folk horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee.The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, inspired by David Pinner's 1967 novel Ritual, centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl.