We were hoping that The Wicker Man would have been given a Blu-ray upgrade when The Wicker Tree was released last year, but that didn't come to pass. We're still waiting for a company to take on a Blu-ray release in the US, but it has been confirmed that the UK will be getting a Blu-ray version later this year.

StudioCanal will be releasing the movie as a limited edition SteelBook on October 14th. According to Blu-ray.com, it will be available to purchase exclusively through UK retailer Zavvi. Details on bonus features have not yet been revealed, but we do have an official look at the cover art below.

The horror classic was directed by Robin Hardy in 1973, and stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, and Ingrid Pitt:

"Cult horror classic in which a devout Christian policeman (Woodward) is summoned to a remote Scottish island to investigate the disappearance of a child. While there he uncovers a bizarre pagan cult, led by Lord Summerisle (Lee). As preparations for a sinister ritual celebration reach fever pitch, the policeman begins to realise what role the islanders intend him to play."

Source: Blu-ray.com