Rent Scum (1979)

4.0 of 5 from 93 ratings
1h 32min
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Synopsis:
Raw, violent and shocking, 'Scum' is a compelling story set in a contemporary Borstal. It tells of life in an institution run by violence and brutality rather than reason, where the boy who can fight his way to the top of the heap and reign as "Daddy" will gain the respect of the inmates and sadistic "screws" alike.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Davina Belling, Clive Parsons
Writers:
Roy Minton
Studio:
Odyssey Quest
Genres:
British Films, Drama, New Releases, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/02/2003
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Exclusive Interview with Co-Producer Clive Parsons and Writer Roy Minton
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/06/2019
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with actor Ray Winstone and film critic Nigel Floyd (2006)
  • No Luxuries (2019, 20 mins): actor Mick Ford looks at his character of Archer and his working relationship with director Alan Clarke
  • An Outbreak of Acting (2019, 16 mins): actor Ray Burdis on retumingto the role of Eckersley for the feature film
  • Smashing Windows (2019, 12 mins): actor Perry Benson recalls the daily experiences of being on set
  • Continuous Tension (2019, 18 mins): director of photography Phil Meheux analyses the documentary approach of his cinematography
  • Criminal Record (2019, 10 mins): associate producer Martin Campbell on remaking the banned teleplay for the big screen
  • Back to Borstal (2019, 32 mins): executive producer Don Boyd reflects on his efforts to reinvigorate British cinema in the late seventies
  • Concealing the Art (2019, 30 mins): veteran editor Michael Bradsell recalls collaborating with Alan Clarke
  • That Kind of Casting (2019, 22 mins): casting director Esta Charkham on the influence the Anna Scher Theatre had on production
  • Interview with Roy Minton and Clive Parsons (1999, 16 mins): the writer and producer look back on Scum twenty years after its release
  • Interview with Roy Minton (2005, 20 mins)
  • Interview with Davina Belling and Clive Parsons (2005,9 mins): the producers of Scum discuss its transition from banned teleplay to feature film
  • Interview with Don Boyd (2005, 13 mins)
  • Cast Memories (2005, 17 mins): archival documentary featuring interviews with Phil Daniels, Julian Firth, Mick Ford and David Threlfall
  • Original TF and 'X' certificate theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material

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Reviews (1) of Scum

Young winston - Scum review by PT

Spoiler Alert
04/08/2015

This is the film that guaranteed Ray Winston the stardom he now has. Winston plays young offender Carling who wants to do his bird keeping his head down. The Daddy of the joint will not let Carling do his time hassle free though, which prompts Carling to take another path to survive the violent regime.

A harrowing portrayal of borstal life and a great performance from the young Winston. If you've been living on Mars, or you're too young to have seen it when it was first released, I would definitely recommend it.

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