Do the Right Thing [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Do the Right Thing [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Spike Lee Cast: Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
, Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
, Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
, Richard Edson
Richard Edson
Spike Lee
Do the Right Thing [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Do the Right Thing [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Spike Lee Cast: Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
, Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
, Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
, Richard Edson
Richard Edson
Spike Lee

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/2019
UPC: 0715515232616
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 1,455

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration, approved by Cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, with 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio Soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 1995 featuring Director Spike Lee, Dickerson, Production Designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee; Introductions by Lee; Making 'Do the Right Thing," a documentary from 1989 by St. Clair Bourne, in a new 2k digital transfer; New interviews with Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr., Writer Nelson George, and Filmmaker Darnell Martin; Three programs from 2000 and 2009, featuring Lee and cast and crew members Barry Alexander Brown, Chuck D. Dickerson, Richard Edson, Frankie Faison, Jon Kilik, Kevin Ladson, Steve Park, Rosie Perez, Luis Ramos, Monty Ross, John Savage, Roger Guenveur Smith, and John Turturro; Music video for Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," Directed by Lee, with remarks from rapper Chuck D; Cannes Film Festival press conference from 1989 featuring Lee along with actors Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Edson, and Joie Lee; Behind-the-Scenes footage; Deleted and extended scenes; Original storyboard, trailer, and TV Spots; Plus: An essay by critic Vinson Cunningham and extensive excerpts from the journl Lee kept during the preparation for and production of the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny Aiello Sal,Officer Long
Ossie Davis Da Mayor
Ruby Dee Mother Sister
Richard Edson Vito
Giancarlo Esposito Buggin Out
Spike Lee Mookie,Jade,Composer
Bill Nunn Radio Raheem
John Turturro Pino
Paul Benjamin ML
Frankie R. Faison Coconut Sid
Robin Harris Sweet Dick Willie
Miguel Sandoval Officer Ponte
John Savage Clifton
Samuel L. Jackson Mister Señor Love Daddy(as Sam Jackson)
Rosie Perez Tina
Roger Guenveur Smith Smiley
Steve White Ahmad
Martin Lawrence Cee
Leonard L. Thomas Punchy(as Leonard Thomas),Punchy
Christa Rivers Ella
Frank Vincent Charlie
Luis Antonio Ramos Stevie(as Luis Ramos),Stevie
Richard Habersham Eddie
Gwen McGee Louise
Steve Park Sonny,Korean Child,Sonny
Ginny Yang Kim
Shawn Elliott Puerto Rican Icee Man
Diva Osorio Carmen
Robi Reed-Humes Actor
Angel Ramirez Stevie's Friends
Nelson Vasquez Stevie's Friends
Travell Toulson Hector
Joel Nagle Sergeant
David Weinberg Plain Clothes Detective
Erik Koniger Actor
Dominic Marcus Actor
Eric Payne Actor
Roy Thomas Actor
Tom Wright Actor

Technical Credits
Spike Lee Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jon Kilik Producer
Eddie Bo Smith, Jr. Stunts
Robi Reed-Humes Casting
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects
Hugh O'Brien Stunts
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