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Do the Right Thing

Spine #97

Feb 20, 2001

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Surround
  • English PCM Stereo
  • English subtitles

Do the Right Thing

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Original release

Directed By: Spike Lee
Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Paul Benjamin, Frankie Faison, Robin Harris, Miguel Sandoval, Rick Aiello, John Savage, Rosie Perez, Joie Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Roger Guenveur Smith, Steve White, Martin Lawrence, Leonard Thomas, Christa Rivers, Frank Vincent
Licensor: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen 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. Criterion is proud to present Do the Right Thing in a new Director Approved special edition.

  • Audio commentary by director Spike Lee, cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee
  • New video introductions by Spike Lee
  • St. Clair Bourne's 60-minute documentary The Making of Do the Right Thing
  • Spike Lee and line producer John Kilik revisit the film's Bed-Stuy locations
  • Public Enemy's video for "Fight the Power," directed by Spike Lee
  • The 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
  • New video interview with editor Barry Brown
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots


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