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Title Do the right thing / a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production, a Spike Lee joint ; produced, written and directed by Spike Lee
Edition Twentieth anniversary edition ; [Two-disc twentieth anniversary edition]
Published Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  791.4372 Lee/Dtr  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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
Notes 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
Notes Rating: R
DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; Dual-layer; Anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1)
These DVD discs are copy protected
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject 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.
United States -- Race relations -- Drama.
Genre/Form Dark comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Video recordings.
Author Lee, Spike.
Aiello, Danny, 1933-
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)