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Title Do the right thing [videorecording] / a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee.

Imprint Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Do    ---  DUE 02-16-15 Billed
Edition 20th anniversary ed. ; [Two-disc 20th anniversary ed.].
Description 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note 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.
Credits Photography, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music, Bill Lee.
Cast Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John Savage.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; Dual-layer; Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1).
Terms Of Use These DVD discs are copy protected.
Language English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject DVD-Video discs.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Relations with Italian Americans -- Drama.
Italian American families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Family-owned business enterprises -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Police brutality -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Riots -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Estados Unidos -- Relaciones raciales -- Teatro.
Afronorteamericanos -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) -- Nueva York -- Teatro.
United States -- Race relations -- Drama.
Genre/Form Dark comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Added Author Lee, Spike.
Aiello, Danny, 1933-2019.
Davis, Ossie.
Dee, Ruby.
Edson, Richard.
Esposito, Giancarlo.
Nunn, Bill, 1952-2016.
Turturro, John, 1957-
Savage, John, 1949-
Lee, Bill, 1928-
Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 025192008924
Music No. 61107765 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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