Burke & Hare (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray]
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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).
I am fascinated by the Burke & Hare saga. Though he was hanged in 1829 Burke's skeleton, along with a calling card case made from his skin, is still on display in Edinburgh. I am also a huge admirer of John Gilling's 1959 version of the story THE FLESH & THE FIENDS. I have all 5 of the major cinematic versions of the story and this one is by far and away the weakest of the set which is too bad because there was real potential here. The problem is that the producers wanted to have their cake and eat it too. They combined a horror movie with a period sex romp in the vein of FANNY HILL. The bordello scenes look like a completely different movie. The lighting is different, the music is cheerful, and the editing between the two storylines is very haphazard. This is really too bad because the B & H scenes are well staged and well acted by Derren Nesbit & Glynn Edwards. Yootha Joyce and Dee Shenderey are also very good as the women behind the men. Harry Andrews looks the part of Dr.Read more ›
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70's style sex romp is not my favorite movie format, the remake is better.Published 2 months ago by h aversano
BURKE & HARE  [Blu-ray] [UK Release] The Pimps and the Prostitutes and the Body-Snatchers! The Brothels and Dens of iniquity! Read morePublished 12 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 14 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 20 months ago by Deborah
This didn't appear to be a low budget movie, but I don't like English movies that have difficult to understand dialogue.Published on June 18, 2014 by Michael Cooper
This was an interesting story. It was about two people that got involved in the body selling trade that went on in the early 1800's. Read morePublished on June 11, 2014 by Amazon Customer