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In the heat of the night [videorecording (Blu-ray)]
In the heat of the night [videorecording (Blu-ray)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm)
Passing through the backwoods town of Sparta, Mississippi, Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) becomes embroiled in a murder case. He forms an uneasy alliance with the bigoted police chief (Rod Steiger), who faces mounting pressure from Sparta's hostile citizens to catch the killer and run the African American interloper out of town.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray; region A; wide screen (1.85:1) presentation; LPCM monaural; requires Blu-ray player.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
General Note (Repeatable):
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967. Wide screen (1.85:1). Based on the novel by John Ball. New 4K digital restoration. Supplements: 2008 audio commentary with Norman Jewison, Haskell Wexler, Rod Steiger and Lee Grant; New interviews with director Norman Jewison and actor Lee Grant; Segment from a 2006 American Film Institute interview with actor Sidney Poitier; New interview with Aram Goudsouzian, author of Sidney Poitier: man, actor, icon; Turning up the heat: movie-making in the '60s, a 2008 program about the production of the film and its legacy, featuring Jewison, Wexler, producer Walter Mirisch, and filmmakers John Singleton and Reginald Hudlin; Quincy Jones: breaking new sound, a 2008 program about Jones's innovative soundtrack, including the title song sung by Ray Charles, featuring interviews with Jones, lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and musician Herbie Hancock; Trailer; on insert, An essay by critic K. Austin Collins.