Scum

Overview

Scum refers to the label slapped upon reform-school inmate Ray Winstone. Such reformatories are called "borstals" by the British. When he isn't being beaten up by the other boys, Ray is being beaten down by The System. He rebels against this treatment and "wins" by becoming more vicious than any of his oppressors. Scum was originally filmed for British television, but rejected because of the bleakness of its outlook. The film went straight into theatres, where audiences had to strain to comprehend the "punk" ...
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Overview

Scum refers to the label slapped upon reform-school inmate Ray Winstone. Such reformatories are called "borstals" by the British. When he isn't being beaten up by the other boys, Ray is being beaten down by The System. He rebels against this treatment and "wins" by becoming more vicious than any of his oppressors. Scum was originally filmed for British television, but rejected because of the bleakness of its outlook. The film went straight into theatres, where audiences had to strain to comprehend the "punk" jargon and thick provincial accents. Despite this, the film was lavishly praised by critics and moviegoers alike.
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Special Features

Mastered in HD from the original 35 mm negative; 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; Cast memories; Original theatrical trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2013
  • UPC: 738329114022
  • Original Release: 1979
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Remastered
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 43,011

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Winstone Carlin
Mick Ford Archer
John Judd Sands
Phil Daniels Richards
John Blundell Banks
Ray Burdis Eckersley
Julian Firth Davis
Alrick Riley Angel
John Fowler Woods
Nigel Humphreys Taylor
Philip Jackson Greaves
Peter Howell Governor Baildon
Jo Kendall Miss Biggs
John Grillo Goodyear
Alan Igbon Meakin
Patrick Murray Dougan
Herbert Norville Toyne
Perry Benson Formby
Sean Chapman James
Bill Dean Duke
P.H. Moriarty Hunt
James Donnelly Whittle
Ray Jewers Gym Instructor
Ian Liston White
John Rogan Escort
Danny John-Jules
Technical Credits
Alan Clarke Director
Davina Belling Producer
Don Boyd Executive Producer
Michael Bradsell Editor
Martin Campbell Associate Producer
David John & the Mood Sound/Sound Designer
Raymond Day Asst. Director
Michael Hamlyn Asst. Director
Phil Meheux Cinematographer
Roy Minton Screenwriter
Clive Parsons Producer
Michael Porter Art Director
Michael Relph Executive Producer
Chris Rose Asst. Director
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