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Burke and Hare

Synopsis
A largely fictionalised black comedy based on the activities of the eponymous grave robbers. In this version of events, one of the motivations for the criminal actions of William Burke (Simon Pegg) is his desire to bankroll a stage production by his girlfriend (Isla Fisher) of an all-female Macbeth. Various brief extracts from the play, in rehearsal and in the final stage performance, are shown throughout the film.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2010
Subjects
Drama; Medical sciences; Shakespeare

Credits

Director
John Landis
Cast
Andy Serkis 
Christopher Lee 
Hugh Bonneville 
Isla Fisher 
Jenny Agutter 
Jessica Hynes 
Reece Shearsmith 
Ronnie Corbett 
Simon Pegg 
Tim Curry 
Tom Wilkinson 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£3.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
88
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

Ealing Studios

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Distributor (DVD)

Name

Entertainment in Video

Phone
020 7930 7766
Fax
020 7930 9399
Address
108-110 Jermyn Street
London
SW1Y 6HB
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