In the heat of the night [videorecording] /

by Jewison, Norman; Mirisch, Walter; Silliphant, Stirling; Poitier, Sidney; Steiger, Rod; Oates, Warren; Grant, Lee; Wexler, Haskell; Ashby, Hal; Jones, Quincy; Ball, John Dudley; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [S.l.] : Beverly Hills, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios ; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English, French or Spanish language soundtrack (mono) with optional subtitles in French and Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99 5/5/2014 (cw)Uniform titles: In the heat of the night (Motion picture).Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Mississippi -- Drama | African American detectives -- Mississippi -- Drama | Sheriffs -- Mississippi -- Drama | Racism -- Mississippi -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | Mississippi -- Race relations -- Drama | Detective and mystery films | Mississippi | Videodiscs (DVD) | DramaCast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant.Summary: A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder.
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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

DVD, widescreen presentation (1.85:1).

English, French or Spanish language soundtrack (mono) with optional subtitles in French and Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.

Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant.

Director of photography, Haskell Wexler ; film editor, Hal Ashby ; music, Quincy Jones.

Dual layer.

"Based on a novel by John Ball."

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1967.

Not rated by MPAA.

A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder.

Special features: audio commentary by Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and Haskell Wexler ; collectible booklet ; original theatrical trailer.

$19.99 5/5/2014 (cw)

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Library Journal Review

Stopping at a Mississippi town for a train layover, Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is pressed into helping the local police chief (Rod Steiger) solve a touchy murder case. Racial tension follows the pursuit of suspects, with prejudice on both sides of the color divide on full display in Norman Jewison's Oscar-winning matchup of detective work and social commentary. Benefiting from a 4K restoration, Night boasts a career-defining performance from Poitier ("They call me Mister Tibbs") and extras befitting its National Film Registry status. [See Trailers, LJ 12/18.] © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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