Sidney Poitier Collection DVD

Sidney Poitier Collection DVD
In The Heat Of The Night:
Starring Academy Award winners Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Lee Grant, this provocative mystery thriller won five 1967 Oscars including Best Picture. Highlighted by an evocative score from Oscars-winning composers Quincy Jones, In The Heat Of The Night is a powerful film that delivers the highest level of exciting entertainment! While travelling in the deep south, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of 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 (Steiger). 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.

They Call Me Mister Tibbs!:
In this suspenseful sequel to In The Heat Of The Night, Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier reprises his role as the intrepid investigator who, this time, must solve a puzzling murder in the City by the Bay. Featuring an original score by Quincy Jones and co-starring Martin Landau and Edward Asner, (JFK) They Call Me Mister Tibbs! is an absorbing mystery that ranks as one of the best. When a prostitute is murdered in San Francisco's ritzy Nob Hill district, an anonymous tip implicates minister and political crusader Reverand Logan Sharpe (Landau). Lt. Virgil Tibbs (Poitier), who has known Sharpe for many years, asks to be assigned to the case in hopes of clearing his friend's name. So begins the detective's journey through a twisted maze of baffling evidence, frantic chases, deadly gunfire and bad alibis. Before long, Tibbs finds himself bitterly torn between his duty as a cop... and his loyalty to a friend.

The Organization:
Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier (In The Heat Of The Night) reprises his role as Lt. Virgil Tibbs in this taut drama that exposes the ruthless, high-stakes world of international drug trafficking. Co-starring Raul Julia (Presumed Innocent), this action-packed crime thriller is edge-of-the-seat entertainment. Under the cover of darkness, six masked figures raid a seemingly respectable furniture factory - and steal a multimillion-dollar cache of heroin! But these are no ordinary crooks. They're a passionate band of former users-turned-vigilantes whose frustration with the law's inability to combat the city's drug problem spurs them to take on a powerful narcotics ring. After contacting Tibbs, they confess to the break-in, beg him to keep silent and ask for his help. But once he reluctantly agrees to operate outside the law, Tibbs soon finds himself at odds with the police and a ruthless drug syndicate that will stop at nothing to silence him!

Lilies Of The Field:
Featruing an Academy Award-winning performance by Poitier, and nominated for four additional Oscars including Best Picture, Lilies of the Field is a funny, sentimental, charming and uplifting film. Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier), an itinerant handyman, is driving through the Arizona desert when he meets five impoverished nuns. Stopping to fix their leaky farmhouse roof, Homer discovers that not only will the Mother Superior not pay him for the job, but she also wants him to build their chapel - for free! Hesitant at first, Homer soon finds himself single-handedly raising the chapel and the financing. But although he will not receive monetary reward, Homer knows that when his work is done, he'll leave that dusty desert town a much better place than when he found it.
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
Aspect Ratio1.66:1
Aspect Ratio1.77:1 (16:9)
AudioEnglish Mono, German Mono, Spanish Mono, French Mono, Italian Mono
BBFC15
Case TypeBoxset Amaray Slim
CastCharles H Gray,Dan Frazer,Daniel J Travanti,David Sheiner,Allen Garfield,Anthony Zerbe,Arthur Malet,Barbara McNair,Beah Richards,Bernie Hamilton,Beverly Todd,Billy Green Bush,Martin Landau,Matt Clark,Edward Asner,Francesca Jarvis,Fred Beir,Fred Stewart,Garry Walberg,George Spell,Gerald S OLoughlin,Graham Jarvis,Norma Crane,Pamela Branch,Peter Whitney,Quentin Dean,Raul Julia,Ron O'Neal,Isa Crino,James A Watson,James Patterson,Jarion Monroe,Jeff Corey,Wanda Spell,Warren Oates,William Schallert,Juano Hernandez,Kermit Murdock,Larry D Mann,Lee Grant,Lilia Skala,Linda Towne,Lisa Mann,Sheree North,Sidney Poitier,Stanley Adams,Ted Gehring
ColourColour
ColourBlack & White
DirectorNorman Jewison,Don Medford,Ralph Nelson,Gordon Douglas
Discs4
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
IFCO15
LanguageFrench
LanguageEnglish
LanguageSpanish
LanguageItalian
LanguageGerman
RegionDVD 2
Released2007-01-22
Run Time403
SubtitleDanish
SubtitleDutch
SubtitleEnglish
SubtitleFinnish
SubtitleFrench
SubtitleGerman
SubtitleGreek
SubtitleHungarian
SubtitleItalian
SubtitlePortuguese
SubtitleSpanish
SubtitleSwedish
Year1963

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