40th Anniversary edition of In The Heat of the Night announced.

MGM has announced they will be releasing a 40th anniversary edition of the classic In the Heat of the Night on Jan 15th. SRP will be $19.98

While traveling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigationof 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 (Rod Stiger). But neither man can solve this case alone. Putting aside their differences and prejudices, they join forces in a desperate race against time to discover the shocking truth.

New features:
“Turning Up The Heat: Movie Making in the Turbulent 60s” featurette
“The Slap Heard Around the World” featurette
“Quincy Jones: In The Heat of the Music” featurette
Commentary by Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and Haskell Wexler
Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots

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