Burke & Hare (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray]
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(The Burke and Hare murders (also known as the West Port murders) were a series of murders committed in Edinburgh, Scotland over a period of about ten months in 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their 16 victims to Doctor Robert Knox as dissection material for his well-attended anatomy lectures. Burke and Hare's accomplices were Burke's mistress, Helen McDougal, and Hare's wife, Margaret Laird. From their method of killing their victims came the word "burking", meaning to smother and compress the chest of a murder victim, and a derived meaning, to suppress something quietly.) Taken from Wikipedia
Lots of topless action and simulated vigorous (and often very amusing sex) if that floats your boat, but in standard British style almost no gore. Plenty of murders, however.
Despite this, I recommend it wholeheartedly. Actually of all the numerous Burke & Hare versions & knock-offs I've seen, this is my second favorite, even surpassing the Peter Cushing take in Flesh & the Fiends. The best, of course, is still Val Lewton's The Body Snatchers, which is a Boris Karloff showcase and also has Bela Lugosi (though in only a small role).
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BURKE & HARE  [Blu-ray] [UK Release] The Pimps and the Prostitutes and the Body-Snatchers! The Brothels and Dens of iniquity! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
The only word for this movie is dull. It is fit only for a stage play, no action at all.Published 9 months ago by RGM
I was so disappointed, I couldn't even finish watching. I should have read the synopsis first. I was expecting a docudrama of some sort, but this was filmed as a comedy,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Deborah
Like so many early 1970s British horror movies, I first saw BURKE & HARE at a drive-in as part of a double or triple bill. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Chip Kaufmann
This didn't appear to be a low budget movie, but I don't like English movies that have difficult to understand dialogue.Published 19 months ago by Michael Cooper
I have heard of the story. I think the dorky music in the background put me off more than the cheap scenery and bad actors. I didn't hear one Scottish accent. Pity.Published 22 months ago by C. Thomason