Rent Do the Right Thing (1989)

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1h 55min
Rent Do the Right Thing (aka Heatwave) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
This powerful portrait of urban racial tension sparked controversy everywhere it played while earning popular and critical praise. The hottest day of the year and an explosive day in the life of Bedford - Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The community will never be the same again.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Spike Lee
Writers:
Spike Lee
Aka:
Heatwave
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/07/2009
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making of
  • Director's commentary
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Location visit
  • Storyboards
  • 3 trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/11/2013
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Castillian, English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Spike Lee, Cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, Production Designer Wynn Thomas and Actor Joie Lee
  • 20th Anniversary Edition Audio Commentary by Director Spike Lee
  • 60 Minute Documentary: The Making Of Do The Right Thing
  • Spike Lee's Behind the Scene Footage: From Rehearsal To Wrap
  • New Video Interview with Editor Barry Brown
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Cannes 1989 Press Conference
  • Original Storyboards For The Riot Sequence
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/02/2021
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English DTS:X, French DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Spike Lee Introduction
  • Do the Right Thing: 20 Years Later Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Making do the Right Thing the Riot Sequence
  • Feature Commentary with Director Spike Lee
  • And More!

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Reviews (2) of Do the Right Thing

Could this be Spike Lee's best film....... - Do the Right Thing review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
02/11/2006

Do the Right Thing follows a day in the life of Mookie, an intelligent but lazy Spike Lee who delivers Sals Finest Pizzas around his neighbourhood in Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year and the film builds as tensions between the blacks, whites, italians, hispanics,koreans, parents and children start to boil over...

But that's not the point - the point is that all these people seem to live together happily until a series of insignificant events expose the prejudice lurking below the surface. It doesn't preach, it's colourful, lively, full of humour, it has great music, great performances from Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Ossie Davis and Spike Lee.

Don't expect New Jack City gunfights or drive-by shootings, it isn't that kind of film, it's about real people and the irrational ways they react when forced to live in tight communities.

I first saw this film years ago but it hasn't dated at all.The core message is just as relevant to any British city now as it was to Brooklyn when it was made.

6 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Timely movie - Do the Right Thing review by JG

Spoiler Alert
16/03/2021

This could have been written about race issues today, a re run of the killing of George floyd, shameful that we haven’t made more progress as a society. Powerful messages delivered in a powerful way, no holds barred, you can feel the heat and the tension coming off the movie, a must see  

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