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Do the right thing

Author: Spike LeeDanny AielloOssie DavisRuby DeeRichard EdsonAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal City Studios, 2001.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 97.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Spike Lee; Danny Aiello; Ossie Davis; Ruby Dee; Richard Edson; Giancarlo Esposito; Bill Nunn; John Turturro; Rosie Perez; Joie Susannah Lee; John Savage; Samuel L Jackson; Ernest R Dickerson; Barry Alexander Brown; Bill Lee; Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks.; Universal Studios Home Video (Firm); Universal Pictures (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 155940910X 9781559409100
OCLC Number: 46335414
Language Note: Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: "Director Approved special edition"--Container.
Special features, disc 1 (the movie): new widescreen digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions and approved by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson ; Dolby Digital surround and PCM stereo soundtracks ; audio commentary by director Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee ; English subtitles ; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.
Special features, disc 2 (the supplement): new video introductions by Spike Lee ; St. Clair Bourne's 60-minute documentary "The Making of Do the Right Thing" ; Spike Lee and line producer Jon Kilik revisit the Bed-Stuy locations ; Public Enemy's video for "Fight the Power" directed by Spike Lee ; the 1989 Cannes Film Festival press conference with Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, and Joie Lee ; Spike Lee's behind-the-scenes footage, from rehearsal to wrap ; original storyboards for the riot sequence ; new video interview with editor Barry Brown ; theatrical trailer and tv spots.
Credits: Co-producer, Monty Ross ; production design, Wynn Thomas ; photographer, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music score, Bill Lee.
Cast: Danny Aiello (Sal), Ossie Davis (Da Mayor), Ruby Dee (Mother Sister), Richard Edson (Vito), Giancarlo Esposito (Buggin Out), Spike Lee (Mookie), Bull Nunn (Radio Raheem), John Turturro (Pino), Rosie Perez (Tina), Joie Lee (Jade), John Savage (Clifton), Sam Jackson (Mister Señor Love Daddy).
Performer(s): The Natural Spiritual Orchestra, featuring Branford Marsalis (tenor and soprano saxophone), conductor, William J.E. Lee.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; stereo. surround sound; digital transfer.; Audio track information, Disc 1: track 1, film soundtrack, PCM Stereo ; track 2, film soundtrack, Dolby Digital Surround ; track 3, commentary, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Feature film (120 min.) --
Supplement (120 min.).
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 97.
Other Titles: Do the right thing (Motion picture)
Responsibility: a Universal release ; a Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee.

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"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container.

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