"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container.
Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
2 videodiscs (240 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
Dolby Digital 5.1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: R.
MPAA rating: R.
Do the right thing (Motion picture) [DVD].
Special features, disc 1 (the movie): new widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions and approved by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson ; Dolby Digital surround and PCM stereo soundtracks ; audio commentary by director Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee ; English subtitles ; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.
Special features, disc 2 (the supplement): 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 Jon Kilik revisit the 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.
Title from container.
Co-producer, Monty Ross ; production design, Wynn Thomas ; photographer, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music score, Bill Lee.
Danny Aiello (Sal), Ossie Davis (Da Mayor), Ruby Dee (Mother Sister), Richard Edson (Vito), Giancarlo Esposito (Buggin Out), Spike Lee (Mookie), Bull Nunn (Radio Raheem), John Turturro (Pino), Rosie Perez (Tina), Joie Lee (Jade), Sam Jackson (Mister Señor Love Daddy).
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
In English with English subtitles ; Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Disc 1. Do the right thing (DVD).
Disc 2. Bonus disc (DVD).
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Criterion collection ; 97
Criterion collection ; 97 DVD.
Subjects:African Americans -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Relations with Italian Americans -- Fiction.
Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Italian American families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
United States -- Race relations -- Fiction.
Other Authors:Aiello, Danny, 1933-2019, actor.
Brown, Barry Alexander, editor of moving image work.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Davis, Ossie, actor.
Dee, Ruby, actor.
Dickerson, Ernest R., 1952- director of photography.
Edson, Richard, actor.
Esposito, Giancarlo, actor.
Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks, production company.
Jackson, Samuel L., actor.
Lee, Bill, 1928- composer (expression)
Lee, Joie Susannah, 1962- actor.
Lee, Spike, film director, screenwriter, actor, film producer.
Nunn, Bill, 1952-2016, actor.
Perez, Rosie, actor.
Turturro, John, 1957- actor.
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm), production company.