Burke and Hare (2010)

 


 

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Genre: Comedy,Thriller

Burke and Hare (2010)
   
Release Date: 2010 (UK)
Country: UK
Director: John Landis
Cast:
  • Isla Fisher
  • Simon Pegg
  • Tim Curry
  • Andy Serkis
  • Tom Wilkinson
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Bill Bailey
  • Georgia King
  • David Schofield
  • David Hayman
  • Allan Corduner
  • Pollyanna McIntosh
  • Robert Stone
  • Ronnie Corbett
  • Reece Shearsmith
  • Michael Smiley
  • John Woodvine
  • Johnny Lynch
  • Christian Brassington
  • Ciaron Kelly
  • Guðmundur Auðunsson
  • Nick Moorcroft
  • Paul Davis
  • Adam Smith
  • Lee p Carroll
  • Christopher Obi
  • Pete Noakes
  • Chris Mansfield
  • Ken Matthews
  • Patricia Gibson-Howell
  • Spencer Noll


36 Responses to Burke and Hare (2010)

  1. khmobile
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    • Bryan Sandolov
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      If you want to watch a factual account of what happened this is very good at telling the story – http://www.burkeandharedvd.com – the re-enactments are particularly good – and as someone else said the real story is far more interesting.

  2. thebluesman101
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    Burke made a book.

    After he was hung, his skin was made into a book (used for the leather and pages).

    It’s on display at the surgeon’s museum in Edinburgh.

    Check it out.

  3. cybopath
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    Dear Hollywood.

    Why must every film you make about Scotland star a cast of English/American or Irish actors? Seriously and yet the roles handed to Scottish actors are usually American, Irish or English. Gerard Butler, Ewan McGreggor, Billy Connolly, Sean Connery(Actually lets not go there). Now for a big international film like this I will accept the two leads going to non Scots, but not even the supporting roles seem to be getting filled, They could have had someone like Richard Wilson play The Doctor at least. Where’s Brian Cox he usually turns up in these almost entirely no-Scots playing Scottish type films.

    Sorry but this nationality swapping game is getting beyond a joke. Their doesn’t seem to be one Scot or Irishman (B&H where Irish) in the top spots for this Edinburgh set movie.

    Don’t get me wrong I like Simon Pegg, I loved Spaced etc but I would have went with Irish Comedic Actors like Dylan Moran & Ardal O’Hanlon to play Burke & Hare and Richard Wilson and Brian Cox to play the Doctors, maybe even Gregor Fisher.

  4. sheilamc76
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    I don’t know what comic elements they plan to introduce to this story…unless it is a VERY black comedy. It was pretty god awful gruesome what they did to these unsuspecting people. They were two serial killers in actuality and I ‘m not sure their crimes should be made light of. I have a good sense of humor and do enjoy dark comedies ( American werewolf…etc) but believe this could end up being the equivalent of something similar to "Ted Bundy…the Musical!" also the victims descendants will not be amused I’m sure.

    Thoughts anyone?

  5. Coventry
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    The real story of William Burke and William Hare is one of the most fascinating real-life murder cases in the history of mankind. I’m really looking forward to this film, but if you can’t wait there already exist a handful of GREAT horror movies on these guys:

    – The Doctor and The Devils (1985) with Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce and Stephen Rea

    – The Body Snatcher (1945) with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi

    – The Flesh and the Fiends (1959) with Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasance

    – The Horrors of Burke and Hare (1972) directed by Vernon Sewell

    – The Greed of William Hart (1948) with Tod Slaughter (haven’t seen that myself)

    The first four are guaranteed great movies that come with my highest possible recommendation

    I felt the knife in my hand

    and she laughed no more

  6. peek123
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    anyone know if filming is completed up in Scotland??

  7. thomson83
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    william burke’s skeleton is on display at the edinburgh university museum check it

    http://westporttours.com/USERIMAGES/13102009136.jpg

  8. dlmorrow1-1
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    I certainly hope this will be a whole lot better than the film, THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS, Mel Brooks did of the Dylan Thomas film script. Brooks’ film ruined the script and the story. In a few words, it was awful!

  9. moranis-2
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    His name hasn’t been mentioned and he is not on the cast list?

  10. stu-neff
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    Check out the blog:

    thefilmsmith.com

  11. tyler_101uk
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    Mate of mine works next door to Somerset House on London, and has just called me very excitedly to say they are filming in the courtyard there today.

    He’s trying to get me some photos as I type.

    "I’ve made over 100 films, sir. How many have you made?"

    "One GOOD one."


  12. Act_ATCollins
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    It seems, by film business standards, there’d be mention of him in the cast list if he was, indeed, in the film.

    Any word on if he was ever cast? Or just considered for it?

  13. stu-neff
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  14. rosylicious
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  15. Postal_Dude_Paradise_AZ
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    I had no idea, now im suddenly very much looking forward to this movie.

    "Welcome to Burger Shot mofückaaa !!!"

  16. thomson83
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    i went to edinburgh today (26/2/10) and got some good footage of the set for burke and hare and i even managed to have a chat with mr john landis himself! what a nice man to spare aq moment to let a fan get a video of him! lol

    follow the link for both videos

    http://www.youtube.com/user/thomson753089

  17. MrX2848
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    He’s been reported by several sources to be in this one.

    I find Oscar-bait infinitely more interesting than ticket-bait

  18. davelaw_00
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    I recorded some video of Pegg and Serkis filming. Don’t know if it’s of interest to you guys.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4i9GCIibzo

  19. stu-neff
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  20. rosylicious
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    On set in Scotland today.

    http://www.accidentalsexiness.com/2010/02/25/simon-pegg-andy-serkis-ke ep-busy-on-burke-and-hare/

  21. rosylicious
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  22. webmaster-383
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    I’ve been working as a Supporting Artist in Scotland for about 5 years now and today I was filming scenes for Burke and Hare at Stirling Castle.

    It was a cold day but an interesting one. John Landis is a genius and a naturally authoritative figure on set. He clearly knows what he wants and you better not get in his way… as demonstrated today… half of Scotland could probably hear him bellowing at one point.

    Today we filmed scenes with Simon, Andy and Ronnie Corbett. One scene in particular was incredibly funny. I won’t give away any secrets but if this one scene is any indication of the tone of the movie you may well split your sides right there in the cinema.

    Filming more scenes in Stirling tomorrow and then I believe they’re back to Edinburgh Thursday and Friday.

  23. stu-neff
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  24. stu-neff
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    Click the link for more info and photos:

    http://remingtons.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/simon-pegg-andy-serkis-and- john-landis-filming/

  25. outcasts-anonymous
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    This will be one interesting movie. If Hot Fuzz was any indication, we’re in for some really gruesome stuff.

  26. Anonymous
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  27. Just_little_Ellie
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    Very funny and talented actor, he’ll be brilliant in this – I have no doubt! It looks to be a great film – some really good names there in the cast, and with John Landis directing – I can’t wait!

  28. kingcell
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    John Landis is known for this.

  29. lutin_de_miel
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    You gotta love American directed British based films, let’s hope it’s all good, eh? Bit of Ronnie Corbett thrown in for good measure & everything.

  30. flumping-jumpers
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    John Landis + Simon Pegg + David Tennant = Amazing!

    You’re off the funking chain!

  31. silverwhitewings
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    David Tennant had to drop out of B&H but by sheer glorious serendipity a legend of Middle Earth and Skull Island has come aboa

    From Simon Pegg’s Twitter.

    Team Edward

    Kristen’s mafia#52

    Proud to be a Krisbian.

  32. Khackdrums
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    As the subject title indicates, is he still attached? I noticed that he was no longer in the cast listing.

    Khackdrums :)

  33. zombiefugnut
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    This cast gets better and better!

  34. Wesley
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    Has anyone seen the documentary on this (Burke and Hare the Body Merchants)? I heard it was a lot better than the film, and was planning on watching it soon.

  35. BryanS
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    Hey Wesley, I saw the documentary and I agree it was a lot better than the film.

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