To Sir, With Love Collection Blu-ray
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THE ORIGINAL 1967 CLASSIC AND 1996 SEQUEL COLLECTED TOGETHER IN HIGH DEFINITION
TO SIR, WITH LOVE (1967)
A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60s. Academy Award (R) winner Sidney Poitier (1963 Best Actor in a Leading Role – Lilies in the Field, 2002 Honorary Award) gives one of his finest performances as Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who turns to teaching in London’s tough East End. The graduating class, led by Denham (Christopher Roberts), Pamela (Judy Geeson) and Barbara (Lulu, who also sings the hit title song), sets out to destroy Thackeray as they did his predecessor by breaking his spirit. But Thackeray, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults who will soon enter a work force where they must stand or fall on their own. When offered an engineering job, Thackeray must decide if he wants to stay.
TO SIR, WITH LOVE 2 (1996)
Sidney Poitier reprises his role as Mark Thackeray in To Sir, With Love 2, the sequel to the original 1967 classic. It is the eve of Thackeray’s retirement from the working class London school where he has taught for the last 30 years. During his speech to the facility and friends who have gathered to send him off with good wishes, he announces that he has taken a teaching position on Chicago’s South SIde. But Mark has another reason for wanting to go to the States – to find his first love, a woman he met over 30 years ago when he was a young man in Guyana. The answer to the question of whether and how Thackeray will succeed with his new unruly students will not be a surprise for fans of the ’60s classic, but the pleasure is in revisiting the characters and actors from the original film (including Lulu and Judy Geeson, who reprise their roles).
Cast and Crew
Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall, Lulu, Geoffrey Bayldon, Patricia Routledge, Daniel J. Travanti