With opening music from Liverpool's finest "The Scaffold" my heart sunk. The music doesn't fit in with the film at all. Sounds like the Liverpudlian characters from Harry Enfield's show singing the opening song Burchhh & Air, Burchhh & Air.
It's all well-acted but very much a B movie. There's a total cacophony of accents, I never realised 19th Century Edinburgh was so English. Or that William Hare had changed his nationality to English & his name to Tom. I was under the impression Burke & Hare were both Irishmen & both called William. First but biggest mistake.
It's definitely not historically accurate, far too sanitised. From a real Scotsman's point of view the accents are atrocious, BUT as a B Movie it's not too bad. There's the usual 70's titillation in the form of Francoise Pascal & Yutte Stensgaard topless in a few scenes. 19th Century Edinburgh is a touch too clean as it was known as Auld Reekie at this time. Don't expect an Oscar winning film think more a poor man's Hammer Horror & you won't go too far wrong. All in all it' not a bad film, just let down by the bad accents. Quite enjoyable for it genre