In the Heat of the Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

In the Heat of the Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
, Warren Oates
Warren Oates
, Lee Grant
Lee Grant
Norman Jewison
In the Heat of the Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

In the Heat of the Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
, Warren Oates
Warren Oates
, Lee Grant
Lee Grant
Norman Jewison

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

The winner of the 1967 Oscar for Best Picture (as well as four other Oscars), In the Heat of the Night is set in a small Mississippi town where an unusual murder has been committed. Rod Steiger plays sheriff Bill Gillespie, a good lawman despite his racial prejudices. When Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a well-dressed northern African-American, comes to town, Gillespie instinctively puts him under arrest as a murder suspect. Tibbs reveals himself to be a Philadelphia police detective; after he and Gillespie come to a grudging understanding of one another, Tibbs offers to help in Gillespie's investigation. As the case progresses, both Gillespie and Tibbs betray a tendency to jump to culture-dictated conclusions. Still, the case is solved thanks to the informal teamwork of the two law officers. Based on the novel by John Ball, In the Heat of the Night inspired two sequels, both starring Poiter as Virgil Tibbs. In 1987, a TV series version of In the Heat of the Night appeared, with Carroll O'Connor as Gillespie and Howard Rollins as Tibbs.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2019
UPC: 0715515225113
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 9,526

Special Features

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; 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; Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Jewison, Grant, actor Rod Steiger, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler; Turning Up the Heat: Movie-Making in the '60s, a 2008 program about the production of the film and its legacy, featuring Jewison, 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; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rod Steiger Police Chief Bill Gillespie
Sidney Poitier Detective Virgil Tibbs
Warren Oates Sam Wood
Lee Grant Mrs. Colbert
Quentin Dean Delores Purdy
Larry Gates Endicott
William Schallert Schubert
Anthony James Henshaw
Scott Wilson Harvey
Beah Richards Mama Caleba
Jack Teter Philip Colbert
Matt Clark Packy Harrison
Kermit Murdock H.E. Henderson
Khalil Bezaleel Jess
Peter Whitney George Courtney
William Watson Harold Courtney
Timothy Scott Shagbag Martin
Michael LeGlaire Dennis
Larry D. Mann Watkins
Stuart Nisbet Shuie
Eldon Quick Charlie Hawthorne
Fred Stewart Dr. Stuart
Arthur Malet Ted Ulam
Peter Masterson Arnold Fryer
Alan Oppenheimer Ted Appleton
Philip Garris Mark Crowell
Jester Hairston Henry
Clegg Hoyt Deputy
Phil Adams Young Tough
Nikita Knatz Young Tough
David Stinehart Baggage Master
Buzz Barton Conductor
Warren Kenner Undetermined Role
Phil Garris Engineer
Sam Reese Clerk
James Patterson Actor
Quincy Jones Composer

Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director
Stirling Silliphant Screenwriter,Screenwriter
Walter Mirisch Producer
James A. Richard Sound Effects
John Moio Stunts
Walter Goss Sound Effects
Clem Portman Sound Effects
Kevin F. Cleary Sound Effects
Charles Cooper Sound Effects
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Milt Hamerman Casting
James A. Richard Sound Editor
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