Video/Film , DVD in English

Do the right thing

a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee.
  • Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
  • 20th anniversary ed.
  • 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD (NTSC region 1); anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer.
  • Friedheim -- AV Stacks
    DVD 1120 c. 1
    Multiple Items
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1997.D6 2009 c. 1
    Multiple Items
    Includes
    • disc 1-2 in one container
Credits
  • Photography, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Bill Lee.
Performers
  • Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John Savage.
Subjects
Genre
  • Dark comedy films.
Summary
  • 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.
Other information
  • Title from container.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
  • 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.
  • MPAA rating: R.
  • Language: English with optional dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue track; optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Restrictions: These DVD discs are copy protected.
  • Friedheim Reserves/Culver Reserve/Humanities Core IV/Political Science, Race, and Power in American Cinema
Publisher's number
  • 61107765 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 025192008924
  • OCLC: 403866654
  • OCLC: 403866654