Well, the OH tells me this is an excellent movie, but I haven't seen it, so I cannot comment! You can get Scum: 2dvd: Collectors Edition: Slipcase for £5.99 delivered from HMV (Might be one to add to the list for Friday, if it's still at this price then) and the cheapest I can see elsewhere for this particular item is about £11!
Details: Scum focuses on two borstal inmates who take different approaches to 'beating the system' where verbal, sexual and physical abuse, intimidation, racism, homophobia and anarchy are all rife. Carlin, played by Ray Winstone in his first lead role, has a reputation for violence from a previous borstal, and fights his way to the top, earning him the title of 'Daddy'. The non-violent Archer, played by David Threlfall in the television original and by Mick Ford in the film version, makes it his mission to be as awkward as possible whilst serving his sentence. The borstal system seems to encourage the 'Daddy' system as a way of maintaining order whilst Archer's style merely fuels resentment. Phil Daniels stars as the cowardly bully Richards.