Do the Right Thing Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee

 
Do the Right Thing (Criterion DVD)

DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

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  • United States
  • 1989
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #97

The hottest day of the year explodes on-screen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez, and John Turturro, Spike Lee’s powerful portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise.

Cast

Credits

DirectorSpike Lee
Produced, written, and directed bySpike Lee
Co-producerMonty Ross
CinematographyErnest R. Dickerson
Line producerJon Kilik
EditingBarry Alexander Brown
MusicBill Lee
featuringBranford Marsalis
Production designWynn Thomas
CostumesRuth Carter
CastingRobi Reed
SoundSkip Lievsay

Disc Features

  • Digital transfer approved by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson
  • Audio commentary by director Spike Lee, Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee
  • Introductions by Spike Lee
  • St. Clair Bourne’s sixty-minute documentary The Making of Do the Right Thing
  • Spike Lee and line producer Jon Kilik revisit the BedStuy locations
  • Public Enemy’s video for “Fight the Power,” directed by Spike Lee
  • 1989 Cannes Film Festival press conference with Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, and Joie Lee
  • Spike Lee’s behind-the-scenes footage, from rehearsal to wrap
  • Original storyboards for the riot sequence
  • Video interview with editor Barry Alexander Brown
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots

    Cover by Art Sims and Susan Stuart

Film Essays

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Do the Right Thing

By Roger Ebert February 19, 2001

Leaving the theater after the tumultuous world premiere of Do the Right Thing at Cannes in May of 1989, I found myself too shaken to speak, and I avoided the clusters of people where arguments . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Dtrt_essay_feature_thumbnail

Do the Right Thing

By Roger Ebert February 19, 2001

Leaving the theater after the tumultuous world premiere of Do the Right Thing at Cannes in May of 1989, I found myself too shaken to speak, and I avoided the clusters of people where arguments . . . Read more »

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