Into the Night

Into the Night

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2003
UPC: 0025192122323
Original Release: 1985
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 3,175

Special Features

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

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
Lon Chaney Wolfman
Lou Costello Wilbur
Wes Dawn Los Angeles Cop
Eddy Donno Los Angeles Cop
Christopher George Los Angeles Cop
Hassan Ildari Shaheen's Assistant
Bela Lugosi Count Dracula
Zorah Ramsey Lady in Waiting
Yacob Salih Melville's Man
Don Siegel Embarrassed Man
Don Steel Actor
Carmen Argenziano Stan
Sue Dugan Freeway Driver
Elizabeth Solorzano Freeway Driver
Robert Paynter Security Guard
Robert Moberly Aerospace Engineer
John Hostetter Aerospace Engineer
Dick Balduzzi Aerospace Engineer
Cal Worthington Himself
Ali Madani Hasi
Michael Zand Savak Agent
Hadi Sadjadi Savak Agent
Beruce Gramian Savak Agent
Hope Clarke Airport Cop
Eric Lee Parking Attendant
Sue Bowser Girl on Boat
Waldo Salt Male Derelict
Viola Kates Stimpson Female Derelict
Jon Stephen Fink Don
DeDee Pfeiffer Hooker
Richard Baker Drug Dealer
David Sosna Kalijak Assistant Director
Mark Levine Kalijak Grip
William B. Kaplan Kalijak Grip
Saul Kahan Kalijak Publicist
Rory Barish SAVAK Bimbo
Jean Pelton SAVAK Bimbo
Jonathan Lynn Tailor
Bill Taylor Host
Jim Bentley Baccarat Dealer
Houshang Touzie Hamid
Slavka Hamid's Girl
Erica Sakai Hamid's Girl
Peggy Sanders Shameless Woman
Robert Traynor Beverly Hills Cop
Pete Ellis Himself
Domingo Ambriz Taxi Driver
Robert La Bassiere Melville's Man
Jack Roberts Malibu Neighbor
Reid Smith Sheriff Peterson
Rusdi Lane Detective
Beulah Quo Mrs. Yakamura
Patricia Gaul Stewardess
Tracy Hutchinson Federal Agent
Gene Whittington Federal Agent
Alma Beltran Cleaning Woman
Art Evans Jimmy

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 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 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

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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Into the Night 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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?
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.