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In the Heat of the Night R1 AE in January

MGM Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of In the Heat of the Night (40th Anniversary Edition) on 15th January 2008 priced at $19.98 SRP. Directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, In the Heat of the Night won five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor (Steiger) for its intense examination of race relations in the fictional town of Sparta, Mississippi and its effect on two very different men.

This anniversary edition is released as part of an imitative to celebrate the 90th anniversary of United Artists. The disc boasts 3 new featurettes and the commentary track from the original DVD release.

Features include:

  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • New - “Turning Up The Heat: Movie Making in the Turbulent 60s” featurette
  • New - “The Slap Heard Around the World” featurette
  • New - “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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