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Do the right thing [videorecording] / a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint
DVDs DVDs | Universal Studios Home Entertainment | 2009 | 20th anniversary ed. ; [widescreen version].
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD D pt.1-2 DRAMA (NFR))
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Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
20th anniversary ed. ; [widescreen version].
2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English (SDH), French or Spanish.
Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John Savage.
Producer/writer/director, Spike Lee ; photography, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Bill Lee.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
National Film Registry.
MPAA rating: R.
It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. He is unwilling to succumb to the over-excessive brutality of the police and the racist views of Sal and his family. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry. Mob mentality takes over and the other local non-African American store owners become threatened. Tempers flare and rage is in the air.
Special features: Disc 1: 20th anniversary edition feature commentary with director Spike Lee; feature commentary with director Spike Lee, director of photography Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas and actor Joie Lee; "Do the right thing: 20 years later:" new retrospective documentary with the cast and crew; deleted and extended scenes. Disc 2: Behind-the-scenes: Spike Lee's personal video footage from the set; "Making Do the right thing:" in-depth documentary on the making of the film; interview with editor Barry Brown; "The riot sequence:" storyboard gallery of the climatic riot sequence; Cannes, 1989: press conference footage from the Film Festival.
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