“In the Heat of the Night,” Abbas Kiarostami, Hitchcock’s “Notorious,” and More from Criterion Collection in January

The Criterion Collection’s January slate kicks off January 8 with Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s 2017 final film, the contemplative 24 Frames (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), which sets out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken. Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant enact an anguished romance in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 classic spy thriller Notorious (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), arriving January 15 in a stunning new 4K restoration, which follows an alluring woman of ill repute recruited by a mysterious intelligence agent who must seduce a Nazi industrialist (Claude Rains) hiding out in South America. On January 22, Elaine May will join the Criterion Collection with 1976’s Mikey and Nicky (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), starring John Cassavetes and Peter Falk as small-time gangsters in a barbed study of friendship and betrayal that includes supporting players Ned Beatty and Joyce Van Patten. Also coming January 22 is the Blu-ray debut of Cristian Mungiu’s riveting Palme d’Or-winning 2007 Romanian breakout film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), set during the prohibitive dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu and centering on college roommates (Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu) who seek an illegal abortion. And on January 29 look for director Norman Jewison’s 1967 courageous Oscar-winning Civil Rights-era drama In the Heat of the Night (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), presented in a new 4K restoration, which follows a traveling Philadelphia detective (Sidney Poitier) who becomes embroiled in a murder case and forms an uneasy alliance with the bigoted police chief (Rod Steiger) of a backwoods Mississippi town.