Spike Lee’s landmark 1989 film Do the Right Thing confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement.
The film set over the course of single day in one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy follows the easy-going interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters – Da Mayor, Mother Sister, Mister Señor Love Daddy, Radio Raheem, Mookie and Sal – to name just some. Heated confrontations and tensions build along racial fault lines, eventually exploding into violence.
To mark the film’s 30th anniversary The Criterion Collection have produced a 4K digital restoration approved by Cinematographer Ernest Dickerson and with director approved special edition features.
The host of bonus features include audio commentary from Spike Lee and Ernest Dickerson, a Making Do the Right Thing documentary from 1988, the music video for Public Enemy’s Fight the Power, directed by Lee, with remarks from rapper Chuck D, deleted and extended scenes, and much more.
Do the Right Thing is out now on Criterion Collection Blu-ray.
The competition closes on Thursday 10 Oct 2019 and is open to UK residents only.