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In the heat of the night

Jewison, Norman, 1926- (film director.). Mirisch, Walter, (film producer.). Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996 (screenwriter.). Wexler, Haskell, (director of photography.). Jones, Quincy, 1933- (composer (expression)). Ashby, Hal, (editor.). Poitier, Sidney, (actor.). Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002 (actor.). Oates, Warren, 1928-1982 (actor.). Grant, Lee, 1927- (actor.). Gates, Larry, 1915-1996 (actor.). Patterson, James, 1932-1972 (actor.). Ball, John Dudley, 1911-1988 Motion picture adaptation of (work): In the heat of the night. (Added Author). Mirisch Corporation, (presenter,, production company.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson. (Cast).

Summary: "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."--Container.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1681435403
  • ISBN: 9781681435404
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
  • Edition: DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
New 4K digital restoration.
Based on the novel by John Ball.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
DVD Special edition features: [2008 audio commentary with Norman Jewison, Haskell Wexler, Rod Steiger and Lee Grant] New 4K digital restoration; 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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Haskell Wexler ; editor, Hal Ashby ; music, Quincy Jones.
Participant or Performer Note: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 16:9 wide screen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital monaural.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired.
Subject: African American detectives Drama
Homicide investigation Mississippi Sparta Drama
Racism Mississippi Sparta Drama
Race relations
African American detectives
Homicide investigation
Mississippi Race relations Drama
Genre: Films de fiction.
Thrillers (Films)
Films criminels.
Films de détective.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Detective and mystery films.
Crime films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Closed captioning.
DVD-Video discs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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