Burke and Hare (Blu-ray)
Two of the most notorious figures in the history of medicine, William Burke and William Hare were a pair of enterprising street thugs who provided anatomical specimens to the Edinburgh Medical College - often by robbing the graves of the recently dead, sometimes through even more nefarious methods.
Derren Nesbitt and Glynn Edwards bring these two scoundrels to life in BURKE & HARE, a colorful, early '70s rendition of life in the taverns, brothels, and surgical theatres of 1820s Scotland.
While other filmmakers have treated the Burke and Hare murders as a source of gothic horror, director Vernon Sewell (The Blood Beast Terror) offers a playful spin on the Irish body snatchers, blending dark comedy with bawdy eroticism, seasoning it with the grotesque, then crowning it with a playful theme song by the pop band The Scaffold.
Director: Vernon Sewell
Cast: Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews, Glynn Edwards, Yootha Joyce, Françoise Pascal, Yutte Stensgaard, Robin Hawdon, Alan Tucker, Dee Shenderey, Joan Carol, Paul Greaves, David Pugh, James Hayter, Thomas Heathcote, Duncan Lamont, Paul Luty, Roy Macready, Susan Coates, Christine Pilgrim, Kenneth Thornett, Katya Wyath, Caroline Yates, Frederick Piper, Victor Brooks, Harry Andrews, Alan Judd, Reg Lye, Stewart Bevan, Charles Houston, Stanley McCeagh, Caron Gardner, Maudie Edwards, Joan Rhodes, Jerold Wells, Bob Todd, Ken Parry, Keith Anderson, Lindsay Marsh, Brian Croucher, Noël Coleman, Bill Shine, John J. Carney, Roger Avon, Kerry Nesbitt, Madolina Thomas, John Moore.
- Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative
- "Grave Desires: Corpses on Film," an interview with Dr. Patricia MacCormack
- Original theatrical trailer
BBFC Rating: 15
System: 1080p High Definition
Region: Region A