Anchor Bay Films is offering Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Tree a limited theatrical run next Friday, January 27. It’s a chance for some of you to check out this companion piece to the ’70s cult classic, The Wicker Man, on the big screen before it heads to DVD and Blu-ray. After the jump, you’ll find two clips from the film starring Graham McTavish, Brittania Nichol, Henry Garrett, Christopher Lee, Honeysuckle Weeks, James Mapes, Jacqueline Leonard and Clive Russell.
Synopsis: Gospel singer Beth and her cowboy friend Steve, two virgins promised to each other, set off from Texas to enlighten the Scottish heathens in the ways of Christ. When they are welcomed with joy and elation to the village of Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. Beguiled by beautiful, sexy Celtic music, in counterpoint to the bluegrass hymns Beth sings to them, she is elected Queen of the May. Meanwhile an increasingly doubtful Steve becomes her consort, destined to be hunted on horseback by the whole community in a ritual he believes to be an innocent race. Neither of them realize that these honors are being heaped upon them for a purpose that will lead them to a terrifying split end…