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'The Wicker Tree' trailer: Will this 'Wicker Man' semi-sequel burn bright or go up in flames?


wickertree.jpgImage Credit: Graeme HunterThere are many reasons to love the 1973 horror movie The Wicker Man – not all of them connected to the acres of flesh displayed by ’70s movie vixen and Bond girl Britt Ekland. Director Robin Hardy’s tale of a policeman’s search for a missing girl on a Scottish island boasts a terrific cast (Ekland, Edward Woodward, Ingrid Pitt, and an arguably never better Christopher Lee), an eerie atmosphere unlike that to be found in any other movie, and an unforgettable ending I have absolutely no intention of detailing here.

Predictably, a few years back Hollywood got around to producing a staggeringly stupid remake which starred Nicolas Cage. Now Robin Hardy himself has directed a sort-of companion piece to the original called The Wicker Tree. You can check out the trailer below, which certainly echoes many of the elements found in the original, including a fair amount of nudity.

Take a look at the (NSFW) trailer, and tell us what you think.

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Originally posted February 8 2011 — 6:36 PM EST


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