In the heat of the night

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[New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2019.
DVD special edition.
9781681435404, 1681435403
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1 DVD (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm) 
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General Note
Based on the novel by John Ball.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
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New 4K digital restoration.
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Wide screen (1.85:1).
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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
Director of photography, Haskell Wexler ; editor, Hal Ashby ; music, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Alan Levine.
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, William Schallert, Beah Richards, Peter Whitney, Kermit Murdock, Larry D. Mann, Matt Clark, Arthur Malet, Fred Stewart, Quentin Dean.
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.
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Not rated.
System Details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital mono.
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired (SDH).
Academy Awards, 1968: Best Picture ; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Rod Steiger) ; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
BAFTA Film Awards, 1968: Best Foreign Actor (Rod Steiger) ; UN Award.
Edgar Awards, 1968: Best Motion Picture.
Golden Globes, 1968: Best Motion Picture-Drama ; Best Actor-Drama (Rod Steiger) ; Best Screenplay (Stirling Silliphant).
National Film Registry, 2002.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jewison, N., Silliphant, S., Mirisch, W., Poitier, S., Steiger, R., Oates, W., Grant, L., Gates, L., Patterson, J., Schallert, W., Richards, B. E., Whitney, P., Murdock, K., Mann, L. D., Clark, M., Malet, A., Stewart, F., Dean, Q., Wexler, H., Ashby, H., Jones, Q., Levine, A., & Ball, J. D. (2019). In the heat of the night (DVD special edition.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Norman Jewison et al.. 2019. In the Heat of the Night. [New York, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Norman Jewison et al.. In the Heat of the Night [New York, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jewison, Norman, et al. In the Heat of the Night DVD special edition., Criterion Collection, 2019.

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