Cover image for Do the right thing [videorecording (Blu-ray)]
Title:
Do the right thing [videorecording (Blu-ray)]
ISBN:
9781681436166
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Abstract:
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.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray, wide screen (1.85:1) presentation; 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio; requires Blu-ray player.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R.
Format:
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[Universal City, Calif.] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2019]
General Note:
Title from sell sheet.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.

Wide screen (1.85:1).

Special features: new 4K digital restoration; audio commentary from 1995 featuring director Spike Lee, cinematographer, Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee; introductions by Lee; Making "Do the right thing," a documentary from 1988 by St. Clair Bourne; new interviews with costume designer Ruth E. Carter, camera assistant Darnell Martin, New York City Council member Robert Cornegy Jr., and writer Nelson George; interview with editor Barry Alexander Brown from 2000; programs from 2000 and 2009 featuring Lee and members of the cast and crew; Twenty years later, an interview program from 2009 featuring Lee and members of the cast and crew; music video for Public Enemy's "Fight the power," directed by Lee, with remarks from rapper Chuck D; behind-the-scenes footage; Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1989; deleted and extended scenes; original storyboards, trailer, and TV spots; an essay by critic Vinson Cunningham and extensive excerpts from the journal Lee kept during the preparation for and production of the film.