Into the Night

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Overview

Universal's edition of this oft-overlooked gem is well worth the time for fans. The video transfer is a solid one, giving depth and colorful detail to the film's nocturnal visual style. The audio is limited to the film's original mono soundtrack; a remix would have been nice, but it's still a nice, crisp track that adds plenty of punch to Ira Newborn's jazzy musical score. Elsewhere, the disc is slim on extras (surprisingly, there is no theatrical trailer), but it does offer up one truly noteworthy supplement in ...
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Overview

Universal's edition of this oft-overlooked gem is well worth the time for fans. The video transfer is a solid one, giving depth and colorful detail to the film's nocturnal visual style. The audio is limited to the film's original mono soundtrack; a remix would have been nice, but it's still a nice, crisp track that adds plenty of punch to Ira Newborn's jazzy musical score. Elsewhere, the disc is slim on extras (surprisingly, there is no theatrical trailer), but it does offer up one truly noteworthy supplement in the form of a short documentary entitled "B.B. King: Into the Night." It's a fun, informal short that documents King's musical contributions as well as a bit of interview footage with King, director John Landis, and composer Ira Newborn. It also includes a nice vintage clip of King performing "The Thrill Is Gone" from the early '70s and an amusing intro that depicts the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Goldblum, Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, and Steve Martin as backing vocalists while he performs "Lucille." All in all, this disc offers a nice way to get acquainted with both the film and its guest musical contributor.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; The W.C. Handy award-winning documentary; "B.B. King: Into the Night"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2003
  • UPC: 025192122323
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English, Español
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,651

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Goldblum Ed Okin
Michelle Pfeiffer Diana
Richard Farnsworth Jack Caper
Irene Papas Shaheen Parvizi
Kathryn Harrold Christie
Paul Mazursky Bud Herman
Roger Vadim Mons, Melville
Dan Aykroyd Herb
David Bowie Colin Morris
Stacey Pickren Ellen Okin
Jake Steinfeld Larry
Bruce McGill Charlie
Vera Miles Joan Caper
Carl Perkins Mr. Williams
Clu Gulager Federal Agent
Jack Arnold Man with Dog
Paul Bartel Beverly Wilshire Hotel Doorman
David Cronenberg Group Supervisor
Jonathan Demme Federal Agent
Richard Franklin Aerospace Engineer
Carl Gottlieb Federal Agent
Amy Heckerling Ship's Waitress
Jim Henson Man on Phone
Colin Higgins Kalijak Actor
Lawrence Kasdan Detective
Jonathan Kaufer Kalijak Script Clerk
John Landis Savak Agent
Andrew Marton Freeway Driver
Daniel Petrie Kalijak Director
Bud Abbott Chic
Domingo Ambriz Taxi Driver
Carmen Argenziano Stan
Rick Baker Drug Dealer
Dick Balduzzi Aerospace Engineer
Rory Barish SAVAK Bimbo
Alma Beltran Cleaning Woman
Jim Bentley Baccarat Dealer
Sue Bowser Girl on Boat
Lon Chaney Jr. Wolfman
Hope Clarke Airport Cop
Lou Costello Wilbur
Wes Dawn Los Angeles Cop
Eddy Donno Los Angeles Cop
Sue Dugan Freeway Driver
Pete Ellis Himself
Art Evans Jimmy
Jon Stephen Fink Don
Patricia Gaul Stewardess
Christopher George Los Angeles Cop
Beruce Gramian Savak Agent
John Hostetter Aerospace Engineer
Tracy Hutchinson Federal Agent
Hassan Ildari Shaheen's Assistant
Saul Kahan Kalijak Publicist
William B. Kaplan Kalijak Grip
Robert La Bassiere Melville's Man
Rusdi Lane Detective
Eric Lee Parking Attendant
Mark Levine Kalijak Grip
Bela Lugosi Count Dracula
Jonathan Lynn Tailor
Ali Madani Hasi
Robert Moberly Aerospace Engineer
Robert Paynter Security Guard
Jean Pelton SAVAK Bimbo
DeDee Pfeiffer Hooker
Beulah Quo Mrs. Yakamura
Zorah Ramsey Lady in Waiting
Jack Roberts Malibu Neighbor
Jack Roberts Malibu Neighbor
Hadi Sadjadi Savak Agent
Erica Sakai Hamid's Girl
Yacob Salih Melville's Man
Waldo Salt Male Derelict
Peggy Sanders Shameless Woman
Don Siegel Embarrassed Man
Slavka Hamid's Girl
Reid Smith Sheriff Peterson
Elizabeth Solorzano Freeway Driver
David Sosna Kalijak Assistant Director
Don Steel
Viola Kates Stimpson Female Derelict
Bill Taylor Host
Houshang Touzie Hamid
Robert Traynor Beverly Hills Cop
Gene Whittington Federal Agent
Cal Worthington Himself
Michael Zand Savak Agent
Technical Credits
John Landis Director, Screenwriter
Brass Adams Stunts
Dan Allingham Executive Producer
Gregory J. Barnett Stunts
Leslie Belzberg Producer
Janet Brady Stunts
Tony Brubaker Stunts
Jackie Burch Casting
David Burton Stunts
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Michael Chinich Casting
Danny Costa Stunts
Steve M. Davison Stunts
Wes Dawn Makeup
Justin Derosa Stunts
Eddy Donno Stunts
Kenny Endoso Stunts
Gary Epper Stunts
George Folsey Jr. Producer
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Hank Hooker Stunts
Chris Howell Stunts
Tracy Hutchinson Stunts
James Kail Makeup
Ron Koslow Producer, Screenwriter
John J. Lloyd Production Designer
Gary McLarty Stunts
John Moio Stunts
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Ira Newborn Score Composer
Jim Nickerson Stunts
Frank Orsatti Stunts
Robert Paynter Cinematographer
Chuck Picerni Jr. Stunts
Mic Rodgers Stunts
Mike Runyard Stunts
David Sosna Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Joe Tornatore Stunts
Scott Wilder Stunts
Michael Wood Special Effects
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration/Design
Walter Wyatt Stunts
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. Insomniac
3. Ed's Surprise
4. Incident at LAX
5. A Woman in Trouble
6. Getting Organized
7. Charlie
8. The Studio
9. Six Perfect Emeralds
10. A Message for Hamid
11. The Englishman
12. The Penthouse
13. On the Run
14. Uninvited Guests
15. Meet Sheriff Peterson
16. Jack & Peach
17. A Deal With Shaheen
18. Savaks' Last Stand
19. 24 Hours Undisturbed
20. End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      BB King "Into the Night" Special
      Recommendations
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Captions for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty good film

    This is a movie with alot of stars-some unexpected. A good visual transfer though my only complaint was that sometimes the audio was too low and I had to adjust it to a degree that I thought was too high just to hear the actors speaking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mystery, adventure, comedy, and a great soundtrack

    Understatement, overstatement, originality and cliche. Jeff Goldblum plays Ed Okin so cool you wonder if he's alive at all. But that's the point. He's an insomniac who sleepwalks through his boring life until he gets dragged off "into the night" by trouble personified. Pfifer as Diana is a blonde's blonde, not to be trusted or understood and never to be believed, especially when she is telling the truth. The comic moments usually involve gunfire or knifeplay. You wind up worrying more about Ed finally getting some sleep than you do about whether the two of them get caught. Some of the situations are dated, but you'll get all of the references if you are over thirty. Behind it all is a wonderful B.B. King soundtrack setting the tone for each scene. Small parts by lots of well-known actors help to make you feel like you've really gotten you money's worth. Richard Farnsworth, Vera Miles, David Bowie, and several others keep popping up at odd times. And who is that losing a bundle in the backroom casino?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Savak Bimbo

    Jean Pelton -- the epitomy of a Bimbo -- should certainly expect big things in her future acting career. Enticing Peter Horton from Michelle Pfiffer the most noteworthy. Look who got the last laugh on that one. Peter Horton is peddling electronic cars and Michelle Pffifer (a true star in her own right) is married to the talented David E. Kelly.

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