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 4K scan of the original negative (2019)
- NEW Audio Commentary by film historians Alain Silver & Jim Ursini
- NEW Interview with curator Karen Alexander about the film’s impact in African American Hollywood
- Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
- Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
- Optional English subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork