In the Heat of the Night (40th Anniversary Edition) (Widescreen)

Starring: Rod Steiger & Sidney Poitier Director: Norman Jewison
In the Heat of the Night (40th Anniversary
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: United Artists
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Mono - English, Spanish, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "The Slap Heard Around the World"
    • Audio Commentary: Norman Jewison - Director; Lee Grant, Rod Steiger - Stars; Haskell Wexler - Cinematographer
    • Documentary:
      1. "Turning Up the Heat: Movie Making in the Turbulent 60s"
      2. "Quincy Jones: In the Heat of the Music"
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. TV Spots

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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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 72,952
  • UPC: 027616098610
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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