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Do The Right Thing (2009)


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Published: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition:  20th anniversary ed
Description:  1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0025192010590,
Language:  English

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1989

Special features: "Do the right thing: 20 years later:" new retrospective documentary with the cast and crew (in HD); deleted and extended scenes (in HD); 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; 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

Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John Savage

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

MPAA rating: R

Blu-ray disc, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby DTS 5.1 surround, BD-50, BD-Live 2.0, 1080p High Definition ; (Special features: Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., 1080i/p High Definition and 480i/p standard definition)

This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players

English (DTS-HD 5.1), dubbed French (DTS 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (DTS 5.1) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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Additional Credits:
Lee, Spike
Aiello, Danny, 1935-
Davis, Ossie
Dee, Ruby
Edson, Richard
Esposito, Giancarlo
Nunn, Bill, 1953-
Turturro, John, 1957-
Savage, John, 1949-
Lee, Bill, 1928-
Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

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