In the Heat of the Night (Blu-ray)

Starring: Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger Director: Norman Jewison
In the Heat of the Night (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Note: Commentary with Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and cinematographer Haskell Wexler
    • Turning up the heat: moviemaking in the '60s
    • The slap heard around the world
    • Quincy Jones: breaking new sound
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Art Direction by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"They call me Mister Tibbs!"

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1967 - Best Actor: Rod Steiger
Academy Awards 1967 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant
Academy Awards 1967 - Best Film Editing: Hal Ashby
Academy Awards 1967 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1967 - Best Sound
Academy Awards 1967 - Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: Walter Mirisch

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 01/11/2002
"...At the height of the civil rights era, it was volcanic..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"[T]his Oscar-anointed drama hinges on proto-CSI detective Virgil Tibbs..."
Ultimate DVD - 04/01/2008
5 stars out of 5 -- "Daringly right-on for its time, it's a powerful drama and one of Poitier's best."

Plot Synopsis:

While on a trip back home in Mississippi, detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested for the murder of a prominent industrialist. His only crimes: being out late at night and being black. After some prodding by his boss, Tibbs joins forces with the bigoted town sheriff to catch the real killer.

Plot Keywords:

Cops | Essential Cinema | Murder | Mystery | Race Relations | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Thieves | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Academy Award for Best Sound to the Goldwyn Sound Department.

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  • UPC: 883904301615
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