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CLASSIC BRITISH 60'S FILM
on 12 May 2017
Sidney Poitier plays Mark Thakeray, an unemployed engineer, who reluctantly, takes up a teaching post in an East London school. His class turns out to be a bunch of teenagers ready to leave and go into the outside world of work and realism, who are totally opposed to being taught anything, and totally disregard him as a teacher.
This is a classic film made in the mid 60's, and is set in London's East End. Most people have at least heard of this film, but for anyone interested in British films from the 60's this is a must own Blu Ray. There are quite a few character actors in it from the period, and also stars Lulu, who sings the title song. It also stars Judy Geeson, and Suzy Kendall. I have this on dvd, and there is a part where there is a sync issue, that lasts for about three minutes. This has been solved on this Blu Ray, and there are no issues at all. There is a very thin layer of grain, which is more noticeable in the title sequence, after that, it is only noticeable on some scenes, and does not spoil the enjoyment of this film at all, if you had watched this film in the cinema this is how it would have looked. This release also includes a dvd version, and for some obscure reason, the cases that have been used for all of Powerhouse's releases, have a plastic lip, which one disc partially sits underneath. It is very fiddly trying to get this disc out. It is very similar to the Universal Monster box set on Blu ray, so anybody who has that will know what I mean. There is also a host of special features on this disc, that lasts for about an hour.
Picture Quality is suburb, with a sharp image, and natural colours. This release, has been transferred in it's original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Sound is in the original mono.
Final word. If you have this on dvd, this is worth the upgrade.