I really like imparting good news.
The new Blu-ray of Norman Jewison's 1967 Best Picture, In the Heat of the Night is okay news.
Let's begin with the very good. Color looks superb, with decent but not great shadow detail -- some will say it's an old film -- and nice blacks.
The image, overall, is a bit twitchy. Nothing untoward, but a bit twitchy.
Image has more than a bit of an electronic look. I don't know if the film was taken from separation masters or not, but it has that look around hard edges.
Audio is generally superb in a DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix, that add just enough ambiance to the sound to make to come alive. The original monaural mix is not included.
The bottom line is that if one sits at a proper distance, the Blu-ray will look very pleasing. Or as John Wayne might have said, "That'll do."
One of the great films, and essential for any serious home theater library. Mr. Poitier is incredible, and watching him play against Mr. Steiger is an absolute treat.
Image - 3
Audio - 5