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In the late '70s, director Alan Clarke was hired by the BBC to make a television drama about life inside a juvenile detention center. The program was so relentlessly brutal that the horrified network banned its broadcast forever. In defiance, Clarke and producer Clive Parsons remade the film as an even more uncompromising theatrical feature. Ray Winstone (SEXY BEAST) stars as Carlin, a young thug rising to the top of an inhuman prison hierarchy amidst violence, vengeance and sexual assualt. This is the grim and graphic indictment of the British borstal system that outraged a nation and shocked audiences worldwide. This is SCUM.
Phil Daniels (QUADROPHENIA) co-stars in this infamous and unforgettable shocker, now fully restored from original UK master materials and featuring a candid new audio commentary by Ray Winstone.
2-Disc Limited Edition - Includes the Original Banned BBC Version!
Apparently this movie was so controversial that it was banned for life by the BBC.
The film is realistic, well acted, and moveing at moments, and I think its one of the better films you may have never heard of from the 70s.
The movie disk is just a brutal as they say it is and the BBC version is ok too I would recommend this movie...
the film make you realise how hard is to fit in, wherever you are
& how people reacts in different ways to different experience
Horrible movie. Terrible acting. The reviews I read before buying it made it seem like this was a terribly shocking movie full of horrible violence. It's not!!!Published 22 months ago by Scott Solomon
I am an idiot American and I need English Subtitles to fully understand some of the British Dialogue that is spoken in this film.. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Swamptreasurechest
The phrase "banned" always gets my spider sense tingling and this movie doesn't disappoint. Although by todays standards the movie is tame I can understand why it raised the red... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jaybee
The movie disk is just a brutal as they say it is and the BBC version is ok too I would recommend this movie...Published on April 19, 2013 by Smith
I watched this and then wondered why I did. Certain scenes in this are not for everyone and I'm one of them.Published on January 1, 2013 by Thomas
Brilliant! It's a time capsule as well as real timeless drama. And the biggest honor to the publishers of this DVD version for to have kept the original 4:3 aspect ratio intact on... Read morePublished on February 20, 2011 by F. Rønning
i must say after 11 yrs in the joint,this is one film that has a ton of truth with what goes on behind bars and if it dont move u or at least make ur stomach turn at a few of the... Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by shaggy b 215448