In the Heat of the Night [Blu-ray] [1967]

  • SKU: 1525429
  • Release Date: 01/14/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 23)

Special Features


  • Commentary with Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and cinematographer Haskell Wexler
  • Turning up the heat: moviemaking in the '60s
  • The slap heard around the world
  • Quincy Jones: breaking new sound

Synopsis


In the Heat of the Night
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

Cast & Crew


  • Sidney Poitier
    Sidney Poitier - Virgil Tibbs
  • Rod Steiger
    Rod Steiger - Police Chief Bill Gillespie
  • Warren Oates
    Warren Oates - Deputy Sam Wood
  • Lee Grant
    Lee Grant - Mrs. Leslie Colbert
  • Quentin Dean
    Quentin Dean - Delores Purdy



Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than just a great crime drama!

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    Patch
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    Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger are the perfect complement/contrast in this movie which was timely, yet ahead of it's time. It honestly and openly attacks racism and still allows the characters to do what the viewer wants them to do ... catch the bad guy, no matter how much they disagree. It also has one of the greatest movie-lines of ALL time: "I have the motive, which is money, and the body, which is dead!"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thoughtful and Entertaining

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    COLP
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    This academy award-winning movie is both thoughtful and entertaining. It provides insights into the Civil Rights movement that had taken hold during the 1960's and should leave the viewer with feelings of understanding and optimism. The historical perspective is excellent and well worth watching by mature audiences.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie

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    ChrisG
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    This is a classic 60s movie. It won best picture which is why i checked it out and it's actually very entertaining and disturbingly relevant in today's world. Decent picture quality for a non-flashy blu-ray release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic of excellence.

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    NiteOwl
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    "In the Heat of the Night" is a classic of excellence in both filmmaking and acting. Didn't realize it was available on Blu-ray til I saw it in the store... a great find and a great addition to my collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    historical classic

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    Friday
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    a time when thought and movies being made meant something. Truly a classic in every way. Thought provoking and powerful. An A+ film in every way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sidney Poiter? Who else stocks titles like this?

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    Boom
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    We've been picking up bargain Blu-Rays waiting for 4K content and find that Best Buy has a great inventory, well organized and competitively priced. Sidney Poiter? Who else has this title?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All time classic

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    DixonHill
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    An all time classic movie about race and the south. Sidney Poitier is fabulous as always. Decent HD picture but not the best. Does not detract from the enjoyment of the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    #75 on AFI's Top 100 Films

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    Inksketcher
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    One of Sidney Poitier's greatest performances, complimented by an outstanding cast, including Rod Steiger, Warren Oates and Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead's Hershel).

    I would recommend this to a friend




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