To celebrate Warner Bros. Pictures’ September 1st release of The Wicker Man, we’ve been provided with five awesome prize packs for you lucky B-D readers to enter to win – read on to see how to enter! In a remake of the 1973 British horror thriller of the same name, Nicolas Cage plays a reclusive sheriff who goes to search for his estranged daughter after she mysteriously disappears on a secluded island. When he arrives, he senses something more is amiss among the island’s secretive residents as he starts to uncover a mystery involving strange sexual rituals, a harvest festival and possible human sacrifice.
(4) Four lucky winners will receive: (1) Brown Weathered Baseball Cap with The Wicker Man Patch, (1) Brown Vintage Fit The Wicker Man Tee and (1) The Wicker Man Messenger Bag
(1) One winner will receive all of the above along with a Wicker Man Poster
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Out patrolling a California highway, police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) stops a station wagon to return a little girl’s lost doll. Moments later, a runaway truck slams into the station wagon, igniting it into a fiery wreck with the mother and child trapped inside. Edward fails to save them before the car explodes … and then spends months of his life choking down pills to get the image of their faces out of his head.
But Edward is about to get a second chance.
A desperate letter from his former fiancée, Willow (Kate Beahan), arrives at his home with no postmark. Willow came into his life and left just as unexpectedly years before. But now, her daughter Rowan has gone missing, and Edward is the only person she trusts to help locate her. She asks him to come to her home on a private island-Summersisle-a place with its own traditions where people observe a forgotten way of life. Edward seizes the opportunity to make his life right again, and soon finds himself on a seaplane bound for the islands of the Pacific Northwest.
But nothing is what it seems on isolated Summersisle, where a culture, dominated by its matriarch Sister Summersisle (Ellen Burstyn), is bound together by arcane traditions and a pagan festival known as “the Day of Death and Rebirth.” The secretive people of Summersisle only ridicule his investigation, insisting that a child named Rowan never existed there…or if she ever did was no longer alive.
But what Edward doesn’t know is that Willow’s plea for help has invited more into his life than a chance for redemption. In unraveling Summersisle’s closely held secrets, Edward is drawn into a web of ancient traditions and murderous deceit, and each step he takes closer to the lost child brings him one step closer to the unspeakable. And one step closer to The Wicker Man.
Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (“Leaving Las Vegas”) stars in “The Wicker Man,” a dramatic thriller of mystery and obsession written and directed by Neil LaBute, the acclaimed filmmaker behind “In the Company of Men,” “Nurse Betty” and “Your Friends and Neighbors,” based on the cult 1973 shocker of the same name, written by Anthony Shaffer. The film also stars Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” six-time nominee for films including “Requiem for a Dream”), Kate Beahan (“Flightplan”), Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”), Molly Parker (“Deadwood”), Leelee Sobieski (“The Glass House”) and Diane Delano (“The Ladykillers”).
Alcon Entertainment and Millennium Films present, a Saturn Films production, and an Emmett/Furla Films production, for Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III and Nu Image Entertainment GmbH. Nicolas Cage and Ellen Burstyn star in “The Wicker Man,” with Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy, Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski, and Diane Delano. The film was written for the screen and directed by Neil LaBute, based on a screenplay by Anthony Shaffer. The producers are Nicolas Cage, Norm Golightly, Avi Lerner, Randall Emmett, John Thompson, and Boaz Davidson. George Furla, Joanne Sellar, Trevor Short, Andreas Thiesmeyer, Josef Lautenschlager, Danny Dimbort, and Elisa Salinas served as executive producers. The co-producers are Zygi Kamasa, Simon Franks, and Shawn Williamson; and the line producer is Brad Van Arragon. Joel Plotch is the editor, and the production designer is Phillip Barker. The director of photography is Paul Sarossy, B.S.C., C.S.C. with costumes designed by Lynette Meyer, and music by Angelo Badalamenti.
Rated “PG-13” for disturbing images and violence, language and thematic issues, The Wicker Man will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures for domestic release on September 1, 2006.