Netflix’s Apostle takes The Wicker Man to a radical new level

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Back in 1973, Robin Hardy completed his shocking cult classic The Wicker Man just in time to see a shakeup at studio British Lion erode all support for his movie. “I think this is one of the 10 worst films I’ve ever seen,” the new studio head told star Christopher Lee, before recutting and then burying the film. But Wicker Man still built a significant reputation over the years, based on word of mouth about its frank eroticism, building dread, and unforgettable ending. A 2002 special-edition home-video release restored missing footage and reconsidered the film’s legacy, but

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