Burke & Hare

Burke & Hare

DVD - 2011
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Set in the 1820's. William Burke and William Hare luck into some easy money when they discover they can sell a fresh cadaver to Dr. Knox at Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. However, the next cadaver is not quite so easy to obtain, and when word gets out of how profitable the trade is, the duo find themselves blackmailed and in dire need of more bodies. Based on a true story.
Publisher: [United States] : MPI Home Video, c2011.
ISBN: 9780788614378
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Burke and Hare [dvd]


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Aug 25, 2015

Poor when you consider the talent involved - director and actors. The film did not hold my attention for the entire length.

Jan 17, 2015

A fair to middling dark comedy loosely based on two nefarious historical characters who responded to the demand for cadavers for medical research in the early 19th century by bumping off 16 or 17 innocents in exchange for greased palms. In the end, Burke got the short end of the... well, watch the movie (or wiki them).

Jul 09, 2014

Rated 1/10.

Apr 14, 2014

interesting twist on true events. A very quirky cast which makes it that much more fun to watch.

Oct 01, 2013

Good black comedy.

discerningcritic Apr 17, 2012

Starts off funny until you realize that what you've seen is all there is going to be. Ho Hum. Much forced bawdy in-your-face language most suitable for a teen beer bash. Concentration is not advised.

Quimeras Apr 02, 2012

This is a somewhat funny movie, loosely based on true events.

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