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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 8,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change
studio:
Powerhouse Films
Run Time:
98 minutes
Director:
Alan Clarke
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Ray Winstone

Mick Ford

Julian Firth

John Blundell

Phil Daniels

John Fowler
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1979
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
A

B

C
Brand:
Powerhouse Films

Scum (Limited Edition)

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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 8,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change
studio:
Powerhouse Films
Run Time:
98 minutes
Director:
Alan Clarke
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Ray Winstone

Mick Ford

Julian Firth

John Blundell

Phil Daniels

John Fowler
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1979
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
A

B

C
Brand:
Powerhouse Films

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.67 / 5 (6 Reviews)
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  • 2 4 star reviews
  • 0 3 star reviews
  • 0 2 star reviews
  • 0 1 star reviews

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Scum

After watching this, you can see why the BBC banned the original TV version. A brutal film about a Borstal School in Britain in the 70s. The film itself acts as a commentary for how these schools made no or little attempt at the rehabilitation of the inmates.

Don't Go Near The Glasshouse

I don't bandy words like "masterpiece" very often but this film is undoubtedly one. Superb acting from everyone, hair-raising brutality, and soul-wrenching establishment hypocrisy just as I remember it. The limited-edition is a treasure to have, with a detailed booklet, numbered slipcase, etc. Incredible pricing from Zavvi as usual, so if you want a genuine masterpiece for your collection, what are you waiting for?

SCUM (LIMITED EDITION)

Zavvi and their Collectors Editions.... Once again Zavvi are leading the way bringing back the old classics and not just bringing them back in Blu ray with Great Sound and great picture... Noooo ... they now have theses awesome collectors editions in association with INDICATOR. This has Loads of extras including Interviews and a lovely Booklet and awesome Double sided poster...this awesome collectors edition is limited to only 8000 copies... This is a must for the Collector out there and a fan of the Movie ... i am loving these collectors Edition from Indicator & Zavvi... Keep up the Awesome work.. Tiger

Brilliant film and blu ray

Absolute classic film in a brilliant special edition blu ray for a good price on zavvi the whole transaction was completely faultless

Good film

This film reminds me of my youth, having spent time in a detention centre in my teenage years, quite true to reality, borstal/ detention centres were tough places

Definitive

If like me you have long admired Scum this surely will be the the definitive edition ! This film has never looked better and would not really benefit from any future upgrade beyond this edition so for me this is it. The packaging of this special edition is simply beautiful and I would compare it to my personal favourite Apocalypse Now blur-ray edition. its numbered and the slip case and booklet are just sensational

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