Scum is a gritty, violent portrayal of the operation and shortcomings of the British borstal system in the 1970s. It covers a number of unsavoury issues: violence, brutality, corruption, bullying(by inmates and warders) and male rape. This pack contains 2 different productions, not simply edits but different productions with different actors although the key actors, Ray Winstone, Phil Daniels, 2 of the "daddies" and a number of others appear in both. The first version is the 1977 version which was produced for the BBC but was deemed too controversial to screen on terrestrial TV. This prompted a second production to be made which is about 15 mins longer for cinema release in 1979. Both versions are excellent and sufficiently different to warrant inclusion of both. We're not simply talking about pointless bonus DVD extras here. There is a major scene in one production but not the other and vice-versa. It is also fascinating noting other differences. There are also interviews with people involved with both productions that give you an insight into the background behind the productions and why for example the BBC refused to show the original version.