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In The Heat Of The Night [DVD] [1967]

Sidney Poitier , Rod Steiger , Norman Jewison    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates
  • Directors: Norman Jewison
  • Writers: John Ball, Stirling Silliphant
  • Producers: Walter Mirisch
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, English, German
  • Dubbed: German, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Feb 2003
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007L3QZ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,401 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This 1967 film took home lots of Oscars for its fascinating drama about a Philadelphia detective (Sidney Poitier) who assists a redneck Southern sheriff (Rod Steiger) in solving a murder. A study in racism that ebbs a bit through the collective and shared need between a black man and a white man who don't want to be working together, In the Heat of the Night continues to strike a chord today. Steiger is a mass of snarling danger, Poitier a bundle of nerves covered in class. Norman Jewison (Moonstruck) directs with a keen feeling for the cultural and social atmosphere of the setting. --Tom Keogh

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Rod Steiger plays a small-town Mississippi sheriff who is forced to collaborate on a murder investigation with Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from Philadelphia (Sidney Poitier). The pair at first find themselves totally at odds with each other, but as the investigation proceeds each learns to respect the other's talents. The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger.

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant film 4 Jan 2009
By S J Buck TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
From the opening performance of "In The Heat of the Night", sung by the great Ray Charles, this film will grab your attention immediately and will grip you for the next hour and 3/4.

Poitier plays a black northern dectective Virgil Tibbs, who is arrested in the deep south for a murder he had nothing to with. Steiger is a bigoted local Sheriff eventually forced to work with Tibbs to solve the case. Both the lead performances are truly mesmerising. There are a number of classic scenes in this film of which perhaps my favourite is when the Sheriff interviews Tibbs for the first time and finds he's a policeman.

The film is very well directed by Norman Jewison and won 5 Oscars in 1967, including best actor for Rod Steiger. Quincy Jones also deservedly won a Grammy for his music score. The only extra is the original trailer, which is a shame. However the film itself is so good that the DVD has to have 5 stars regardless.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 5 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I can believe this film is forty years old !. The tension is there right from the start. It had me on the edge of my seat throughout. A fantastic thriller, it should also be on every school's citizenship curriculum. Only the ending I found a little flat, it could have been done better - more exciting. But the rest of the film is brilliant. Better than most modern films. Watch it !.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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Format:DVD
In The Heat Of The Night is a classic because of the way it shows the 'power' struggle between old world values still in practice and the progression of human rights. Sidney Poitier is a revelation in this film, although his performance was aided greatly by Rod Steiger. The duo brilliantly show the friction of differing education, both school and moral, coupled eloquently with their personality similarities. Rod Steiger's constant struggle against his instincts and common opinion as regards Virgil Tibbs, is a very open and intriguing one.
The direction in this film is remarkable and subtle, with the clever use of music accentuating at the exact moments an avid viewer would want them.
The supporting cast held their own, with handy contributions all around, all helping to add to the community resentment towards Tibbs.
The plot was powerful but the presence of certain characters seemed a little tenuous. The characters almost seemed an inclusive to emphasise the obvious. For example, the visit to the cotton mill seemed to have no eventual purpose to the plot except the show the blatant bigotry that was implied by the rest of the film in a somewhat more reserved approach.
Aside from that minor blip, the film flows brilliantly and I highly recommend this film to all who want a damn good film with quality acting and direction. A must see classic of the 60's era.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best movie ever? 19 Oct 2003
Format:DVD
As well as the above reviews of the social comment on racism, and the incredible performances of the two main characters, one of the biggest things in this movie is simply the atmosphere the director creates. In the deep south of the USA the humidity is unbearable. The cicadas and crickets chirp, and in it's own way life goes that little bit slower.
The magic of the direction for me is that you could watch it in the antarctic, in winter, and still feel like you were slapping at mosquitos, melting like butter on a fried catfish, with the aircon full blast. If you haven't seen it, you have missed a classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic of liberal American film making 11 Feb 2007
By Mr. Ian A. Macfarlane TOP 100 REVIEWER
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This film won best picture Oscar in 1967. It was one of a number of distinguished liberal American films made at the time of the growth of the Civil Rights movement -'To Kill a Mockingbird' was another - when the US was very much a divided nation, with African Americans, as the term now is - it wasn't then - still very much an underprivileged, underrepresented sector of society. Now, when Barak Obama has just announced his intention to run for the Presidency, the film has a certain period, nostalgic feel to it (not that all the race-based problems in the US have been solved by any means). But that does not stop it from being a cracking good film. It's well plotted, very well directed and very atmospherically set. But what really sets it apart is the chemistry between Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) and the local small-town Southern sheriff (Rod Steiger), by birth and upbringing no 'nigger-lover' but at the same time intelligent enough to recognise ability and integrity when he sees them, so that the two eventually form a strange alliance against the deep-rooted prejudices of the town. Steiger in particular is terrific. Ar the end of the film, when they take their farewells of each other, their genuine respect, understated as it would be with two such men, is very moving. Anyway, every minute of this film is totally absorbing and I recommend it highly.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A step towards greater understanding 4 Feb 2009
Format:DVD
When this film first appeared it was seen as a major artistic statement on race and the issues of segregation. It was a return of American Film taking on contentious issues not really seen since the Macarthy era of blacklists and fear of offending the silent majority. It was a brave film and you sensed that the people involved knew they were making a significant film. Many of the phrases used in the film became instantly used 'call me Mr Tibbs' or more annoyingly Rod Stieger's 'speak to me' when he picked up the phone,try doing that as see the response. Importantly the film had impact, without becoming an ideological tract. The acting is outstanding and the relationship which develops between Rod Stieger and Sidney Poitier is one of the great film performances, the two great actors never bettered this. Having travelled through the Southern States during the sixties ,the film is a true reflection of that time, it is a wonder that Virgil was not killed,many died for far less. The film also shows weaknesses in all the characters, it is an adult film, Virgil Tibbs could be as wrong as the southern sheriff acted by Rod Stieger. The key point of the film is that it is what unifies us rather than divides that is important and this needed affirming at a very critical point in the history of the United States. Film is important.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review of the film
This film dates back to the times when there were different rules.

Sidney Poitier plays an excellent part.

Still one of the classics.
Published 1 month ago by EE
5.0 out of 5 stars In The Heat Of The Night [1967] [Blu-ray] [US Import]
In The Heat Of The Night [1967] [Blu-ray] [US Import] WINNER OF FIVE ACADEMY AWARDS® INCLUDING BEST PICTURE*

Starring ACADEMY AWARD® Winners Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrew C. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant film.
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Published 4 months ago by P. C. Cartledge
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Blu-ray transfer
Finally another masterpiece restored to its originally glory by a brilliant transfer to Blu-ray. The image is much improved compared to the DVD version - a real feast for the eye... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mihnea Chiuia
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic great
This is a classic great that I watch over and over with Mr Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) this film has it all, it has the best and the worst of the U.S.A. Read more
Published 4 months ago by jmc8286055
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic addition to my collection
Love this. Sydney Poitier - brilliant actor, brilliant film, one of several he made. Enjoyed re-discovering it all over again.
Published 4 months ago by happyshopper
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FILM EXCELLENT TRANSFER.
Brilliant film ,excellent acting from the leads ,Sydney Poitier, excells in this .
I used to have this on V.H.S. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars In the Heat of the Night DVD
Great classic film - loved it. Arrived when they said it would and it worked perfectly. Would recommend this seller to others. No hesitation in using them again.
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