Dark thriller with Derren Nesbitt and Glynn Edwards starring as the 19th century body snatchers. Supplying corpses for cash to the pioneering surgeon Dr Knox (Harry Andrews), Burke (Nesbitt) and Hare (Edwards) hit a problem when the supply of cadavers dries up. Not keen to let a business opportunity pass them by, however, the pair soon resort to murder to keep the cash rolling in.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Set in Edinburgh Burke (Nesbitt) & Hare (Edwards) embark on the profitable enterprise of supplying the dead bodies of lodgers from the poorhouse to the medical pioneer Dr Knox (Andrews). As the supply of corpses dries up and driven by their money grabbing wives the pair move onto murder in order to maintain their income. Dr. Knox suspicions become alerted when he's presented with the corpse of a club footed beggar who he's seen alive earlier in the day. ...Burke & Hare ( Horrors of Burke and Hare )