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

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
English
Published/​Created
Universal City, CA : Universal City Studios, 2001.
Description
2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Details

Subject(s)
Related name
Library of Congress genre
Series
Summary note
"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.
Notes
  • Videodisc release of 1989 motion picture.
  • "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 rehersal to wrap ; original storyboards for the riot sequence ; new video interview with editor Barry Brown ; theatrical trailer and tv spots.
Creation/​Production credits
Co-producer, Monty Ross ; production design, Wynn Thomas ; photographer, Ernest Dickerson ; editor, Barry Alexander Brown ; original music score, Bill Lee.
System 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.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
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), Sam Jackson (Mister Señor Love Daddy).
Language note
Closed-captioned.
ISBN
155940910X
Publisher no.
CC1561D
OCLC
46335414
Universal Product Code
  • 715515011228
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information