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

They got a murder on their hands. They don’t know what to do with it.
In the Heat of the Night (40th Anniversary
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 15, 2008
  • 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:

Certified Fresh96%

Total Count: 50


User Ratings: 23,096
[T]his Oscar-anointed drama hinges on proto-CSI detective Virgil Tibbs...
Apr 1, 2004
Rating: B+ -- Social importance aside, In the Heat of the Night works as a buddy film and as a tense thriller. Full Review
Jan 15, 2014
Rating: 4/4 -- It's a pleasure, all too rare, to watch two splendid actors pitted against each other with equal force such as Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger in the exceptional murder mystery, In the Heat of the Night. Full Review
New York Daily News
Feb 23, 2015
Rating: 3.5/4 -- An old-fashioned murder-mystery presented in a jazzy and progressive style. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Feb 6, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Oscar-winning police drama about racism has heavy themes. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Oct 4, 2016
Poitier's excellent performance both transcends and lifts the pretensions of the film, eschewing earlier mannerisms and projecting a wealth of emotion in facial communication. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Aug 2, 2017
A compact, unassuming Deep Down in Mississippi thriller. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 5, 2018

Product Description:

Norman Jewison helms this Best Picture winner about a black Philadelphia detective (Sidney Poitier) who becomes involved in a murder case in a small, bigoted southern town, much to the chagrin of the local redneck police chief (Rod Steiger). An excellent production, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from John Ball's novel. The drama boasts seven Academy Award nominations and five statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Rod Steiger, and Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

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.


Production Notes:

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

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 32,583
  • UPC: 027616098610
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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