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Sidney Poitier Collection
     

Sidney Poitier Collection

Director: Daniel Mann, Don Medford, Gordon M. Douglas, Norman Jewison

Cast: Daniel Mann, Don Medford, Gordon M. Douglas, Norman Jewison

 
Five classic movies starring Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier are brought together in this special DVD box set, which features all three films in which Poitier played detective Virgil Tibbs -- In the Heat of the Night, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, and The Organization -- as well as Lilies of the Field and For Love of Ivy. All five

Overview

Five classic movies starring Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier are brought together in this special DVD box set, which features all three films in which Poitier played detective Virgil Tibbs -- In the Heat of the Night, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, and The Organization -- as well as Lilies of the Field and For Love of Ivy. All five films have been letterboxed in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors, except for Lilies of the Field, which is letterboxed at 1.66:1. All five films are mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, and all are in English; In the Heat of the Night and They Call Me Mister Tibbs! also feature dubbed tracks in Spanish and French. All five films feature optional subtitles in Spanish and French, while For Love of Ivy also includes optional English subtitles. All the discs except for Lilies of the Field include the film's original theatrical trailer as a bonus, while In the Heat of The Night also includes an audio commentary featuring director Norman Jewison, cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and actors Rod Steiger and Lee Grant.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A gripping, socially conscious murder mystery reflecting the turbulent times during which it was made, They Call Me Mister Tibbs! finds Sidney Poitier revisiting his tough-cop character from the Oscar-winning In the Heat of the Night. This 1970 sequel relocates Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs to San Francisco, where an activist clergyman (played by Martin Landau) campaigning for local government reform is implicated in the murder of a prostitute. Tibbs, a close friend of the preacher, investigates the case in his usual no-nonsense manner but runs into unexpected opposition from corrupt officials. As in this film's illustrious predecessor, Virgil confronts deeply ingrained, systemic racism -- but unlike Heat of the Night, it unfolds in a contemporary urban setting where tensions gain complexity and power brokers play for high stakes. Veteran director Gordon Douglas (In Like Flint) deftly interprets a complicated script that switches back and forth between the murder investigation and Virgil's domestic travails. The MGM DVD benefits from a newly mastered print and is accompanied by the film's original trailer.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/2004
UPC:
0027616901514
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
8:42:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and Haskell Wexler; Collectible booklet; Original theatrical trailer; English: mono, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sidney Poitier Homer Smith,Jack Parks,Virgil Tibbs
Abbey Lincoln Ivy Moore
Barbara McNair Valerie Tibbs
Lilia Skala Mother Maria
Martin Landau Rev. Logan Sharpe
Rod Steiger Police Chief Bill Gillespie
Beau Bridges Tim Austin
Gerald O'Loughlin Jack Pecora
Lisa Mann Sister Gertrude
Warren Oates Deputy Sam Wood
Juano Hernandez Mealie
Lee Grant Mrs. Leslie Colbert
Nan Martin Doris Austin
Sheree North Mrs. Morgan
Stanley Adams Juan
Anthony Zerbe Rice Weddon
Fred Beir Bob Alford
Isa Crino Sister Agnes
James Patterson Purdy
Lauri Peters Gena Austin
Dan Frazer Father Murphy
George Spell Andrew
Lani Miyazaki Annie Sekido
Scott Wilson Harvey Oberst
Francesca Jarvis Sister Albertine

Technical Credits
Daniel Mann Director
Don Medford Director
Gordon M. Douglas Director
Norman Jewison Director
Ralph Nelson Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Lilies of the Field [WS]
1. Logos/Divine Pit Stop [:25]
2. "I Ain't No Nun!" [:42]
3. Trading Bible Lessons [7:52]
4. Juan & Homer [6:15]
5. "Poor Man's Vatican" [1:42]
6. "Amen!" [4:16]
7. Committed Contractor [:40]
8. Feeding the Poor [3:34]
9. Introducing a Miracle [4:30]
10. "Deal Me Out!" [1:18]
11. Out of His Skull [2:07]
12. "One-Man Cathedral" [4:29]
13. "El Boss!" [:25]
14. Celebrating Charity [6:16]
15. Finishing Touches [2:01]
16. "Hallelujah!"/Credits [1:26]
Side #2 -- In the Heat of the Night [WS]
1. Credits/Murdered VIP [2:41]
2. The Wrong "Boy" [6:22]
3. "No. 1 Homicide Expert" [1:17]
4. South Paw & The Widow [8:00]
5. "Call Me Mr. Tibbs!" [7:28]
6. The Mayor's Plan [:17]
7. "Want Me to Beg You?" [7:51]
8. Gathering Clues [2:18]
9. Stinging Questions [5:45]
10. Cornered by Hate [4:17]
11. Tracing a False Lead [3:45]
12. A Pregnant Pause [3:09]
13. The Murder Weapon [2:28]
14. Bonding with Bourbon [2:48]
15. A Visit with Mama [4:07]
16. Confession/End Credits [2:35]
Side #3 -- For the Love of Ivy [WS]
1. Main Title/Giving Notice [6:03]
2. "What Do You Want?" [7:40]
3. Blackmail [7:27]
4. Rolling Casino [5:27]
5. Dinner at Nine [5:49]
6. Little White Lies [7:47]
7. The Big Date [7:18]
8. "Go on Home" [7:01]
9. Another Round [5:13]
10. High Stakes [4:41]
11. Piranha [6:31]
12. Smitten [3:59]
13. Madhouse [7:16]
14. "Breaking and Entering" [6:44]
15. Clean Slate [6:11]
16. Going Legit/End Credits [5:37]
Side #4 -- They Call Me Mister Tibbs! [WS]
1. Logos/No More Joy [12:53]
2. "Politial Preacher" [4:21]
3. Better Get a Lawyer [6:37]
4. Bringing Work Home [5:40]
5. Taking Charge [7:48]
6. "A Fish on a Hook" [11:08]
7. Can't Finger Him [3:16]
8. Feeling Fatherly [4:29]
9. Sneaking Out a Clue [4:47]
10. Stubborn Child [4:22]
11. Puff & The Landlord [4:31]
12. Nabbing a Pigeon [5:39]
13. Cornering a Drug Lord [7:10]
14. "He Didn't Do It!" [9:21]
15. "I Want to Confess!" [5:11]
16. Stand by Dad/Credits [9:03]
Side #5 -- The Organization [WS]
1. Organized Crime/Credits [13:54]
2. First Investigation [6:02]
3. Coded Conversation [1:50]
4. Sex, Drugs & Vigilantes [13:56]
5. "Somebody's Lying!" [3:00]
6. Once Rich Watchman [5:29]
7. Ex-Pusher Gets Pushed [7:13]
8. Jive Talking [3:50]
9. Missing the Boat [3:53]
10. Exposed Suspect [3:53]
11. Alarming Evidence [4:37]
12. Hit & Run [3:25]
13. Called for Questioning [6:43]
14. "Still Playing Cop" [6:59]
15. Bagging Criminals [3:27]
16. Final Delivery/Credits [12:17]

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