Battle #179: The Devil Rides Out (1968) VS The Wicker Man (1973)

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  1. The Devil Rides Out (1968)

    23.7%
  2. The Wicker Man (1973)

    76.3%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    The Devil Rides Out for me.One of the best Hammer films period,imho.

    Wicker Man is excellent in it's own right of course.
     
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    wicker man even though i didn't like either one
     
  4. Luna

    Luna Guest

    Oh shit, this is painful. I love them both dearly but The Wicker Man gets the vote. Very little can beat my love for The Wicker Man, really.
     
  5. dwatts

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    Devil Rides Out. I like both of these, but Wicker Man is, imo, one of the most overrated films out there. I enjoy them though, but watch Devil Rides Out more.
     
  6. onebyone

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    The Wicker Man for me. The movie works as a whole, and yet has so many memorable scenes along the way. It's nearly perfect.
     
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  8. Hellbilly

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    I've watched The Wicker Man once, many many years ago. Nothing stuck with me after all those years yet I remember most of The Devil Rides Out which I've seen a few years before The Wicker Man. Go figure. I'd like to revisit The Wicker Man one of these days but all those Wicker Man DVDs kinda confuse me. Still not sure which one to get.
     
  9. bigdaddyhorse

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    If you're region free get the 2 disc UK version. Then you'll only be missing the wood box, but get a commentary and remastered DC to make up for it.
     
  10. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    The Wicker Man.
     
  11. Cujo108

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    The Devil Rides Out is the best pure horror film Hammer ever did. It's not one of the very few films that I love more than The Wicker Man though.
     
  12. Hellbilly

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    Thanks daddy. I put the UK one on my list :)
     
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    The more I watch The Wicker Man the closer it gets to being in my top 10.
     
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    DON'T BUY ANYTHING NOW!!!

    It's being reissued: Check it out.
     
  15. Hellbilly

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    Damn. I'm confused again. Guess I'll wait ...
     
  16. Luna

    Luna Guest

    # Bonus:
    # Original soundtrack CD


    Oh, excellent! Hell, I'd wait for that. :D
     
  17. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Nice. That was listed at bensons but it looked like it was OOP the way they worded it, so I just skipped over it on amazon.

    I'd say the booklet and cd sound track are worth the extra couple pounds.

    Although you could try a seller on amazon.uk and get the current 2 disc for way cheap. Some were around 5 pounds brand new. Not sure if they all ship to the US, but most probably do.

    I think I might have to order that new set coming out though. I just wish the R1 box wasn't so cool. The smart thing would be to sell that and get the UK set, but I don't think I can part with it.
    Oh how I wish I grabbed those last few boxes at Best Buy when they were cheap and no one wanted them.:(
     
  18. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    The Devil Rides Out is fun, but The Wicker Man is a masterpiece :)
     
  19. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    This wasn't easy for me, but I give the award to The Wicker Man. It's much more realistic and unmatched in bleakness. Both have superb villains in Charles Gray as Mocata in The Devil Rides Out and Christopher Lee as Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man. It was cool to see Lee playing a hero for a change of pace in The Devil Rides Out.
     
  20. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    I'll take WICKER MAN.

    As an aside - Glenn Danzig of DANZIG owns the mask that "The Devil" has on in that scene in the forest from THE DEVIL RIDES OUT. He actually wears it in the AM I DEMON music video when he is strapped to the cross. Same mask. He has it on the mantle in his house.
     

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