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They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!

Genre: Mystery Suspense

Reviewed In Issue 48 (May 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair & Anthony Zerbe

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: NA
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Special Features
Includes the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1001474
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 108
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1970
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/09/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gordon Douglas
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Reprising the role of Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs, Sidney Poitier is a homicide detective in San Francisco facing the troubling task of investigating the murder of a prostitute in the tony Nob Hill section of town. It seems his friend of eighteen years, outspoken political activest and minister, Reverend Logan Sharpe (Landau), was the last man to see the girl alive, and Tibbs is anxious for the chance to prove his innocence. Interestingly, there is no connection between Poitier

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is dated and slightly soft and hazy in appearance. While images can be generally sharp, a more undefined quality is prevalent. Film grain and minor source element artifacts are evident throughout. The dated colors are well balanced with slightly brown overtones and deep blacks. Contrast is a bit low and shadow delineation is wanting in darker scenes.(Suzanne Hodges)

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