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Old 03-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Scum is a 1979 British crime drama film directed by Alan Clarke, portraying the brutality of life inside a British borstal. The script was originally made for the BBC's Play for Today strand in 1977, however due to the violence depicted, it was withdrawn from broadcast.[2] Two years later, director Alan Clarke and scriptwriter Roy Minton remade it as a film, first shown on Channel 4 in 1983.[2] By this time the borstal system had been reformatted and eventually allowed the original TV version to be aired.

The film tells the story of a young offender named Carlin as he arrives at the institution, and his rise through violence and self-protection to the top of the inmates' pecking order, purely as a tool to survive. Beyond Carlin's individual storyline, it is also cast as an indictment of the borstal system's flaws with no attempt at rehabilitation. The warders and convicts alike are brutalised by the system. The film's controversy was derived from its graphic depiction of racism, extreme violence, rape, suicide, many fights and very strong language.[3]

Scum would be one of the most controversial British films of the early 1980s, but has since become regarded as a popular classic.

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Nice! For those here who like BAD BOYS with Sean Penn...SCUM is its much rougher, uncompromising U.K. antecedent.
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Looks good!
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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ahhhh. i was thinking of a Paul Morrissey film
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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OH MY GOD. YES. Nice to see that this is finally getting a Blu-ray release. I hope a distributor in the UK picks this up.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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So will the disc have the TV or film version or both?
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:22 AM   #9
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Cover art + extras



• Mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative
• 5.1 Surround or 2.0 Stereo Sound
• Audio commentary by Ray Winstone
• Interview with producers Davina Belling and Clive Parsons
• Interview with writer Roy Minton
• Interview with executive producer Don Boyd
• EPK interview with Roy Minton and Clive Parsons
• Original theatrical trailers
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:55 PM   #10
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Cover's not great but I still want to see this.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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I remember seeing this years ago and finding it hard to watch...
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #12
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That cover is awful - who on earth designs this crap.
Saw the film again recently and was even more interesting as now I'm a "grown up" I work for Her Majesty's Prisons.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:04 PM   #13
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This is a brilliant, but awful film. I can't watch it, I felt ill the last time I saw it on channel 4.
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Hi-def bumming ahoy.

Will probably pick this up. Actually prefer the theatrical release over the original.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:34 AM   #15
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I remember seeing this years ago and finding it hard to watch...
especially the bit where that poor guy got bummed by those two guys.
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Saw the BU disc years ago and thought it was a great, harsh film. Looking forward to this release.
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can someone please confirm if this is region locked or not.
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