Do the Right Thing [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 32378196
  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (47 out of 49)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary by Director Spike Lee, Dickerson, Production Designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee
  • Digital transfer approved by Cinematographer Ernest Dickerson
  • Introductions by Spike Lee
  • Original storyboards for the riot sequence
  • Public Enemy's video for "Fight the Power," Directed by Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, and Joie Lee
  • Spike Lee ad Line Producer Jon Kilik revisit the Bed-Stuy locations
  • Spike Lee's behind-the-scenes footage, from rehearsal to wrap
  • St. Clair Bourne's sixty-minute documentary
  • The Making of Do the Right Thing
  • Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots
  • Video Interview with Editor Barry Alexander Brown

Synopsis


Do the Right Thing
Director Spike Lee dives head-first into a maelstrom of racial and social ills, using as his springboard the hottest day of the year on one block in Brooklyn, NY. Three businesses dominate the block: a storefront radio station, where a smooth-talkin' deejay (Samuel L. Jackson) spins the platters that matter; a convenience store owned by a Korean couple; and Sal's Famous Pizzeria, the only white-operated business in the neighborhood. Sal (Danny Aiello) serves up slices with his two sons, genial Vito (Richard Edson) and angry, racist Pino (John Turturro). Sal has one black employee, Mookie (Spike Lee), who wants to "get paid" but lacks ambition. His sister Jade (Joie Lee, Spike's sister), who has a greater sense of purpose and a "real" job, wants Mookie to start dealing with his responsibilities, most notably his son with girlfriend Tina (Rosie Perez). Two of Mookie's best friends are Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn), a monolith of a man who rarely speaks, preferring to blast Public Enemy's rap song Fight The Power on his massive boom box; and Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), nicknamed for his coke-bottle glasses and habit of losing his cool. When Buggin' Out notes that Sal's "Wall of Fame," a photo gallery of famous Italian-Americans, includes no people of color, he eventually demands a neighborhood boycott, on a day when tensions are already running high, that incurs tragic consequences. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Danny Aiello
    Danny Aiello - Sal
  • Spike Lee
    Spike Lee - Mookie
  • Richard Edson
    Richard Edson - Vito
  • John Turturro
    John Turturro - Pino
  • Giancarlo Esposito
    Giancarlo Esposito - Buggin Out



Overall customer rating

4.8
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers!!

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    TeeCee
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    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Digital Copy *****⬇️⬇️⬇️

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    Brandon203
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    This movie will not arrive w/ a digital copy. After returning my copy only to recieve the blu-ray + DVD copy for a second time it was related to me via phone the blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy is not available. You will recieve sku # 9698099 instead. Yet the website still sells that specific edition that is not available. Must be a glitch. I hope this review saves you the trouble.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic Movie For A Great Price!

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    SCHeadbanger
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    Just a fantastic movie hands down. Spike Lee really captured true life in this flick. Great soundtrack with music from Public Enemy throughout. Even though the film is 26 years old, the message still holds up today. And it even has predictions that are now a reality. Danny Aiello & John Turturro give fantastic & realistic performances. It's a Spike Lee Joint, and a must have for any movie lovers collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitive Spike Lee

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    VandyPrice
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    While auteur Spike Lee continues to make films that create conversations and stir up controversy it is Do The Right Thing to which he will always owe his legacy. While the blu-ray transfer looks pristine I was hoping for a few more special features that provided more insight into this classic. Either way, the film alone is still enough to own in the latest format.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Race Relations

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    zacko24
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    Do The Right thing is a classic movie set during a hot summer day in New York and focused on race relations in the 1980s. The movie looks and sounds very good, and is well worth at least a rental. Whether the film is up one's alley depends on how interested they are in the subject matter, but everyone should see it at least once.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great look at racism, and cop beatens

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    Layz

    Greatness, with Spike having different ways to express what its on his mind, so its kinda hard to find out what direction he going..at least in the beginning. Once the movie gets to climax, you realized he wants to discuss about the racism and police brutality. Greatness

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A modern classic.

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    juhembree
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    This is probably Spike Lee's most famous film, and for good reason. It is definitely a modern classic which, today, seems increasingly more relevant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun neighborhood

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    GandalfBilboFrodoDragon50
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    No gangs. No drugs. No illegal guns... If you were to run over somebody's Jordans today you would be in a world of pain, lol. Spike Lee's best movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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