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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Uptight! (1968)


  • Raymond St. Jacques
  • Ruby Dee
  • Frank Silvera
  • Roscoe Lee Browne
  • Julian Mayfield

I saw this movie when it was first released with my girlfriend (later, my wife). I would love to see it again but it seems to have disappeared. Not only can't I find a copy of this movie, I can't find anyone else who has seen it. If I did not have the sound track, I would start questioning if I saw it or not. It was not a "great" movie but much better than many of the Black subject movies made at that time. I also saw the "Informer" from which this was taken but I prefer "Up Tight". I hope someone re-releases this movie. A generation has passed without anyone knowing that several "large", named stars acted in this largely unknown movie.

Link to soundtrack review.
Booker T. & The MGs - Uptight! (1968)


tpl70 said...

I have recently purchased the soundtrack from a UK site. Found it marvellous. Obviously I've never seen the movie and don't think I will ever find the dvd here in Italy.
Bye bye my friend

Michael A. Gonzales said...

This is one of my favorite films. Every now and then they screen it in New York. Saw it in Brooklyn during the Afro-Punk Festival two years ago. Ruby Dee spoke afterward.

Anonymous said...

Uptight can be seen on Netflix instant queue.

Anonymous said...

Torrent of the film available:

fishermen777 said...

Great movie

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