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USA drama 1987 color 120 min.
Director: Spike Lee
CLV: $124.95 - available
3 discs, catalog # CC1418L

From the opening credits of Spike Lee's first film, She's Gotta Have It, viewers were able to recognize the presence of an extraordinary new talent. With unparalleled cinematic intelligence, Lee pushed past the urban and racial dividing lines that had marginalized black filmmakers, and earned the respect of critics and audiences around the world. Criterion has been privileged to work with Lee on two of its most celebrated Director Approved editions.

The hottest day of the year in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, explodes onscreen in Spike Lee's incisive Do the Right Thing. Hailed as a masterpiece and also condemned as dangerous agitprop, the film offers a vibrant look at life in an urban neighborhood. Featuring stunning cinematorgaphy by Ernest Dickerson, and a roster of great performances, including those of Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Rosie Perez, Bill Nunn, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Criterion's special director approved edition of Do the Right Thing features:
  • Stunning new widescreen digital transfer, supervised by Ernest Dickerson
  • Screen-specific audio commentary by Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, production designer Wynn Thomas, and Joie Lee
  • The Making of Do the Right Thing: a 60 minute documentary on the film's production by St. Clair Bourne
  • Exclusive never before seen footage shot by Spike Lee during rehearsal and production
  • Spike Lee Joints: clips and stills from other Spike Lee films
  • Behind the scenes production photos from David Lee
  • Rap artist Chuck D. on the making of Fight the Power
  • The original theatrical trailer, and more...

To find out more about director Spike Lee, click here.

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