Ether Signposts #24/52a: The Wicker Man / Don’t Look Now Double Bill And Media Disseminations From What Now Seem A Long Long Time Ago
Fairly recently I was in a charity shop and on the counter they had a box full of the DVDs and CDs that used to come free with newspapers…
That time now seems long, long ago, before the advent and popularity of online streaming services for films.
Anyways, a while after I got home I realised that two of the DVDs I had gotten from the shop were effectively the original double bill cinema release of The Wicker Man and Don’t Look Now.
The version of The Wickerman on the DVD is one of the shorter ones with a runtime of 84 minutes but nonetheless I suppose for Wickerman collectors and completists this would still be something to look out for.
Finding them also made me curious if there had ever been one of those double bill cinema posters for the two films.
They were once quite popular and now seem to often capture previous era’s styles and aesthetics.
However, despite quite a search for one of those double bill posters I couldn’t find one, only a couple of newspaper/magazine adverts.
So in lieu of an actual double-bill poster I thought I would repost a double page spread from a copy of Film Review magazine back in 1974, showing The Wicker Man side-by-side with its cinematic partner:
Directions and Destinations:
Day #90/365: The Wickerman – the future lost vessels and artifacts of modern folklore
For Summer Isle completists: The Wickerman and Don’t Look Now
(File post under: Other Pathway Pointers And Markers)