Fans of the original cult classic The Wicker Man may want to clear some room on their DVD shelf.
The original film materials have been found, director Robin Hardy says via Facebook. That includes the elusive original print of the film, which has been missing for years.
“Over the years, the fate of The Wicker Man has been the subject of much discussion amongst the fans,”says Studiocanal’s General Manager UK Home Entertainment John Rodden, “We set up the Facebook page not only to act as a hub for information in the search, but also in order to give fans the chance to discuss their love for The Wicker man, and to expound on some of the wilder myths and legends surrounding the film. The response has been amazing, and we’re so grateful to all the people who have taken the time to join the conversation. We hope they will be pleased with what we’ve found.”
The film will be re-released to celebrates its 40th anniversary later this year and then will hit DVD and Blu-Ray in October.