The Wicker Man 50th

50th anniversary of The Wicker Man & Don't Look Now

Happy 50th anniversary of The Wicker Man!


2023 is packed full of classic film anniversaries including cult film “The Wicker Man“.

The Wicker Man” is a classic horror that has been captivating audiences for 50 years.

The 6th of December 1973 marked a momentous occasion in the world of cinema. It was on that day, precisely 50 years ago, that the cult classic film, The Wicker Man, opened to the public at the Metropole cinema in London as the supporting title to the main feature “Don’t Look Now“.

Whilst “Don’t Look Now” was critically lauded at the time, not many suspected that these eerie and enigmatic films would go on to become two of the most beloved and enduring cult films of all time.

To mark this significant milestone, a 4k restoration of the film has been released on UHD Blu-ray, and Art & Hue has added new prints to “The Wicker Man” pop art collection.

Wicker Man Poster stylish pop art print by Art & Hue
Ingrid Pitt stylish pop art print by Art & Hue
Despite its initial release receiving mixed reviews and facing numerous challenges in distribution, The Wicker Man slowly gained a passionate and dedicated following over the years. Its unique blend of horror, folklore, and enchanting music captivated audiences, solidifying its status as a cult classic.

Directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt & Diane Cilento, The Wicker Man tells the haunting tale of Sergeant Neil Howie’s investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a young girl on a remote Scottish island. As Howie delves deeper into the island’s strange and pagan rituals, he finds himself entangled in a web of secrets, leading to a chilling and unforgettable climax.

Don’t Look Now” initially opened at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London on the 11th of October 1973 before re-opening at the Metropole on the 6th of December with “The Wicker Man” as its supporting title, surely the scariest double-bill in cinema history.

Don’t Look Now” continues to be appreciated as a masterpiece of filmmaking and a defining moment in horror films. Masterfully blending psychological horror with elements of the supernatural, “Don’t Look Now” is widely regarded as a groundbreaking work with its innovative editing and cinematography.

Anthony B. Richmond won the Best Cinematography BAFTA for his work on “Don’t Look Now” and the film’s thematic visuals and innovative use of colour, contrasting the pigeon-grey tones of wintery Venice with flashes of foreboding red, are an integral part of the story’s symbolism and mystery.

Don't Look Now stylish pop art poster by Art & Hue
Don't Look Now & The Wicker Man stylish pop art posters by Art & Hue

To mark 50 years of the classic horror thriller, Art & Hue’s new pop art print is a striking re-imagining of the film poster for “Don’t Look Now“.

The haunting presence of the daughter, Christine, takes center stage, clad in her unmistakable red raincoat, against the backdrop of the city of Venice.

Capturing the eerie atmosphere of the film, Art & Hue’s alternative movie poster for “Don’t Look Now” foreshadows the final scene with the two unnerving sisters, who play a crucial role in the film’s mysterious narrative, and Julie Christie.

The film’s 50th anniversary is a time to reflect on its impact and enduring legacy. The Wicker Man has influenced many filmmakers and artists, and its themes of ancient traditions, religious conflict, and the clash between modernity and the past continue to resonate with audiences today.

Immerse yourself in the enigmatic world of The Wicker Man and let Art & Hue’s pop art prints transport you to Summerisle.

Celebrate 50 years of The Wicker Man with Art & Hue, and discover a stylish way to embrace the timeless allure of this cult classic.

Come, it is time to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man pop art collection – browse the stylish pop art prints below, all available in three sizes and many colour options.

The Wicker Man pop art collection by Art & Hue

Art & Hue had the pleasure to access “The Wicker Man” archives at Studiocanal to create a group of stylish pop art prints inspired by the classic film. Discover “The Wicker Man” collection, available in three sizes and many colour options, below & online here.

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