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Sydney Poitier stars in the 1967 favorite To Sir, With Love, making its way to 4K UHD Blu-ray as part of Sony’s 6-film Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection, Volume 3.



To Sir, with Love (1967)



Released: 14 Jun 1967
Rated: Approved
Runtime: 105 min




Director: James Clavell
Genre: Drama



Cast: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts
Writer(s): E.R. Braithwaite, James Clavell



Plot: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.



IMDB rating: 7.6
MetaScore: 55





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Studio: Sony
Distributed By: N/A
Video Resolution: 2160p HEVC w/HDR



Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1...

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This is, perhaps, my favorite cover of the movie's title song:


Not even close for me! It's still Lulu as I will never forget when a 12 year old Bobby Crawford watched this movie for the first time in a Manhattan movie theater with his grandfather back in 1968, after our New York Yankees baseball game got rained out.
 

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Not even close for me! It's still Lulu as I will never forget when a 12 year old Bobby Crawford watched this movie for the first time in a Manhattan movie theater with his grandfather back in 1968, after our New York Yankees baseball game got rained out.
Lulu did the original, and I was referring to a cover version.
 

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Not even close for me! It's still Lulu as I will never forget when a 12 year old Bobby Crawford watched this movie for the first time in a Manhattan movie theater with his grandfather back in 1968, after our New York Yankees baseball game got rained out.

To paraphrase an old TV ad..."He liked it! Bobby liked it!" :D
 

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When To Sir With Love was first released it came out around the same time as Up the Down Staircase. Both deal with schoolteachers in troubled high schools. I seem to recall that TSWL was basically considered a fantasy with a big star and a hit song and UTDS was considered the better movie with a not so big star but much more realistic drama. Yet, 50+ years later TSWL is the one that has endured while UTDS has been basically forgotten.
 
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Tastes will surely differ, but to call To Sir With Love just "so-so" is like suggesting Citizen Kane's "okay" for a somewhat plotless bio on a newspaper magnet.
Sure, but what is your opinion on Judy? A'int she awesome!!!
 

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I love this film and its theme song. I was quite surprised to learn that the theme did not hit the charts in the UK because Lulu's record label there had zero faith in it and relegated to the B-side of another song. The song was a huge hit here in the U.S. as it rose to #1 and stayed there for 5 weeks so it I was even more surprised to learn that the song did not garner a Best Original Song Oscar nomination.

Lulu sang this song a few years back on TV's "American Idol" and boy did she blow the roof off the theater. Talk about lung power!

 

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