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

Theatrical Version:; Audio commentary with star Ray Winstone; Interviews with producer Clive Parsons & writer Roy Minton; Poster & still galleries; Theatrical trailer; ; BBC Version:; Audio commentary with stars Phil Daniels and David Threlfall and producer Margaret Matheson; Selected scenes with audio commentary by star Ray Winstone
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2006
  • UPC: 827058104395
  • Original Release: 1979
  • Rating:

  • Source: Blue Underground
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,067

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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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Scum [Theatrical Version]
1. Welcome to Borstal [3:01]
2. A-Wing [3:10]
3. Pongo Banks [4:23]
4. Archer and the Matron [6:04]
5. Carlin's Initiation [4:11]
6. Free Radio [3:17]
7. The Governor [4:23]
8. Mecca [6:36]
9. The Nature of Trust [3:41]
10. "I'm the Daddy Now!" [5:02]
11. Transfer of Power [3:31]
12. The Housemaster [3:41]
13. Racial Tension [3:50]
14. Defending the Title [3:03]
15. Wedding Party [1:34]
16. Time in a Matchbox [8:09]
17. "I Am Happy" [4:11]
18. Bad Fish [3:53]
19. Big Ideas [2:57]
20. Greenhouse Assault [3:52]
21. Post Traumatic Stress [3:43]
22. A Cry for Help Ignored [3:42]
23. Hunger Strike Riot [3:23]
24. Silent Prayer/End Titles [2:51]
Disc #2 -- Scum [BBC Version]
1. Program Start/Main Titles [3:25]
2. Mr. Sands [2:01]
3. Display of Power [3:06]
4. The Laundry Room [3:05]
5. Rude Awakening [3:10]
6. A Letter From Home [3:28]
7. Loss of Privileges [3:14]
8. Mecca [2:58]
9. New Daddy [3:57]
10. Changing of the Guard [2:57]
11. Her Majesty's Pleasure [2:50]
12. Dividing the Pound [3:05]
13. Racial Game [7:22]
14. New Missus [5:18]
15. Weekly Services [7:39]
16. Misplaced Trust [5:36]
17. The Greenhouse [4:46]
18. Davis' Depression [4:31]
19. Acting Out [3:30]
20. End Credits [1:30]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Scum [Theatrical Version]
   Chapter Selections
   Setup
      Audio
         5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
         Dolby Surround 2.0
         Original Mono
      English Subtitles: On/Off
   Extras
      Commentary
         Commentary With Star Ray Winstone: On/Off
      Interviews With Producer Clive Parsons & Writer Roy Minton (17 Mins.)
      Poster & Still Galleries
         Posters
         Production Stills
         Video
         Credits
      Theatrical Trailer
   Play
Disc #2 -- Scum [BBC Version]
   Chapter Selections
   Commentaries
      Commentary With Stars Phil Daniels and David Threlfall and Producer Margaret Matheson
      Selected Scenes With Audio Commentary by Star Ray Winstone
         Scene #1: Introducing Carlin
         Scene # 2: Carlin Takes a Missus
   Subtitles
      English Subtitles: On/Off
   Play
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