IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
Kino Lorber | 1967-1971 | 3 Movies | 110 min | Not Rated
Directed by Norman Jewison
KINO LORBER 2-DISC 4K FEATURE & BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
Release Date: April 19, 2022
While traveling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs (Poitier), a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman when he is first accused of the crime – and then asked to solve it! Finding the killer proves to be difficult, however, especially when his efforts are constantly thwarted by the bigoted town sheriff (Steiger). But neither man can solve this case alone. Putting aside their differences and prejudices, they join f-rces in a desperate race against time to discover the shocking truth.
DISC ONE – 4K BLU-RAY
- PREVIOUSLY RESTORED IN 4K
- NEW Audio Commentary by critics Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson with Robert Mirisch (Nephew of Walter Mirisch, and Son of the Mirisch Company Founder Harold Mirisch)
- Audio Commentary by Director Norman Jewison, Cinematographer Haskell Wexler and Actors Rod Steiger and Lee Grant
- DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
- DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
- Optional English subtitles for the main feature
DISC TWO – BLU-RAY
- THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS! (1970) – The sequel to In the Heat of the Night, back in San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs (Poitier) is on the case. Co-Starring Martin Landau and Barbara McNair and directed by Gordon Douglas.
- THE ORGANIZATION (1971) – In this Tibbs/Poitier finale, Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs (Poitier) helps a group of idealistic vigilantes expose a drug ring controlled by powerful businessmen. Co-Starring Barbara McNair and Gerald S. O’Loughlin and directed by Don Medford.
- Turning Up the Heat: Movie Making in the 60’s – 2008 Featurette (21:10)
- The Slap Heard Around the World – 2008 Featurette (7:25)
- Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound – 2008 Featurette (13:02)
- Theatrical Trailers:
- In the Heat of the Night
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
- The Organization