Do The Right Thing

Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Spike Lee, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Frankie Faison, Martin Lawrence, John Turturro; Director: Spike Lee; Author: Spike Lee; Producer (group): 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks; Runtime (in minutes): 120; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Universal

Post-O.J., Spike Lee’s brilliantly innovative meditation on America’s racial divide, Do The Right Thing, is more relevant than ever, and this deluxe three-disc set is the way to see it. Along with a breathtaking wide-screen transfer, there are fascinating bonuses: audio recollections by the film’s creative team (cinematographer Ernest Dickerson’s tales of turning budget restrictions into creative assets are particularly illuminating), a making-of documentary, and home videos director Lee took on the set. Side 5’s supplemental audio tracks can be safely avoided, however, unless you really need to hear two — yes, two — running commentaries by Public Enemy’s Chuck D.

Originally posted November 17 1995 — 12:00 AM EST

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