Uptight (1968) – Imprint Collection #221
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31 May 2023
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A man on the run. A life at stake. A people about to explode.
Days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Tank Williams (Julian Mayfield) is an unemployed and itinerant steelworker who turns over his militant friend, Johnny (Max Julien) to the police for the $1,000 reward, resulting in an underground all-points bulletin to exact vengeance on the squealer.
Legendary director, Jules Dassin’s unrelenting directorial pace is complemented by the driving score of Booker T. Jones.
Uptight is an updated remake of John Ford’s 1935 film, The Informer.
Starring: Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Frank Silvera.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2019 4K scan of the original negative by Paramount Pictures
- NEW Audio Commentary by film historians Alain Silver and Jim Ursini
- NEW Film critic/writer Christina Newland on ‘Uptight’
- NEW Elective Vicissitudes: The Radical Exiles of Jules Dassin – video essay by film historian Daniel Kremer
- Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
- Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
- Optional English HOH subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork