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
Rating: 4/5 -- The film's dutiful thriller mechanics are far less important than its politics - it has passed the test of time more for the small gestures and the iconic lines of dialogue. Full Review
Little White Lies
Nov 16, 2016
...At the height of the civil rights era, it was volcanic...
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 11, 2002
Rating: 4.5/5 -- Thanks to its compelling narrative, memorable characters, and above all, a towering performance from the legendary Sidney Poitier, In the Heat of the Night continues to resonate with audiences over 50 years after its release. Full Review
The Blu Spot
Jan 28, 2019
A compact, unassuming Deep Down in Mississippi thriller. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 5, 2018
Rating: 3.5/4 -- An old-fashioned murder-mystery presented in a jazzy and progressive style. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Feb 6, 2019
In the Heat of the Night disrupts the Hollywood portrayal of African-American men and women as "bucks" and "mammies." Full Review
Spectrum Culture
Jul 30, 2019
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

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: 27,666
  • UPC: 027616098610
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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