Scum (40th Anniversary Edition (Limited)) [Blu-ray]
RRP £26.99 £18.00
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After the banning of their original 1977 BBC TV version, director Alan Clarke (The Firm) and writer Phil Minton (Funny Farm) set out to remake their drama for the big screen to ensure that their vision got the audience it deserved. The resulting film, released here in a special Blu-ray edition to mark its 40th anniversary, was an even more vitriolic portrait of a corrupt and violent institution which stunned cinema audiences and caused outrage.
Uncompromising in its depiction of everyday violence, retribution, suicide and sexual assault, Scum remains a cornerstone of the British realist cinema movement, and a savage and still shocking indictment of institutionalised violence and abuse.
Limited Edition Features:
2013 2K restoration from the original negatives, newly re-graded and approved by cinematographer Phil Méheux
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with actor Ray Winstone and film critic Nigel Floyd (2006)
Interview with actor Mick Ford (2019)
Interview with actor Ray Burdis (2019)
Interview with actor Perry Benson (2019)
Interview with cinematographer Phil Méheux (2019)
Interviews with association producer Martin Campbell (2019)
Interview with producer Don Boyd (2019)
Interview with editor Michael Bradsell (2019)
Cast Memories (2005): featuring interviews with Phil Daniels and Julian Firth
Archival interview with writer Roy Minton and producer Clive Parsons (2004)
Archival interview with writer Roy Minton (2005)
Archival interview with producers Davina Belling and Clive Parsons (2005)
Archival interview with producer Don Boyd (2005)
Original ‘U’ and ‘X’ certificate theatrical trailers
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Ashley Clark, recollections from cast and crew members, archival interviews with Alan Clarke, an extract from writer Roy Minton’s novelisation, a look at Mary Whitehouse’s High Court case over the film’s television broadcast, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
Limited Edition of 5,000 copies
All extras subject to change
|Actor||Ray Burdis, Mick Ford, Ray Winstone, Philip da Costa, John Fowler, Phil Daniels, Herbert Norville, John Blundell, George Winter, Patrick Murray, Julian Firth|
|Based on||The television play by Roy Minton|
|Studio Description||Powerhouse Films|
|Running Time (mins)||98|
|Extras||Language(s): English|Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English|Interactive Menu|Screen ratio 1:1.66|Mono Booklet|Bonus Footage|Commentary: Ray Winstone (actor), Nigel Floyd (film critic)|Documentaries: 'Cast Memories'|Image Gallery|Interviews: Mick Ford (actor), Ray Burdis (actor), Perry Benson (actor), Phil Méheux (cinematographer), Martin Campbell (associate producer), Don Boyd (producer), Michael Bradsell (editor), Roy Minton (writer) and Clive Parsons (producer), Roy Minton (writer), Davina Belling and Clive Parsons (producers), Don Boyd (producer)|Trailers|
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