Featuring both the previously unseen BBC version and the Theatrical version. Controversial story of the cruelty and violence inside a Government Borstal. The film powerfully and sensationally portrays one mans struggle against all odds to be top dog in a system that is intent on breaking his spirit.
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.
One of the most controversial films ever made in the UK, and one which caused a furore when it was first screened on TV, 'Scum' stars Ray Winstone as Carlin, the one man prepared to struggle against all odds to be top dog in a system that is intent on breaking him.
Disc 1 (BBC Unseen Version):
Commentaries by Margaret Matheson, Phil Daniels and David Threlfall
Interviews with Derek Malcolm and Margaret Matheson
Disc 2 (Theatrical Version):
Commentary by Ray Winston (UK exclusive)
Interviews with Roy Minton and Clive Parsons