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Do The Right Thing

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 49 (June 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Tuturro & John Savage

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
The Criterion Collection two-disc set of Do The Right Thing offers a terrific array of extras that are guaranteed to enhance your appreciation of this, at times, difficult to watch

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): CC1561D
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1989
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/20/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Spike Lee
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Written, produced and directed by Spike Lee, Do The Right Thing is a controversial, yet highly regarded film that offers a look at life in the racially mixed urban neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York where discord is building among the diverse racial groups who live and work there. The story takes place in and around Sal

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD, compared to the LaserDisc reviewed in Issue 17 and the non-anamorphic DVD reviewed in Issue 29, exhibits improvements in clarity, definition, and color saturation. The vibrant, stylized color fidelity is rendered with reddish overtones that affect fleshtones, blacks, and whites. Hues are solid, with no distracting smearing or chroma noise. Images are sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered definition throughout. Some scenes are slightly soft and hazy. Edge enhancement is detected from time to time, but apparent pixelization is minimal. Overall, the picture should surely please especially those who have seen the LaserDisc. This version is undoubtedly preferred over the previous DVD (though at the time of it

This DVD features both uncompressed PCM and Dolby

This Disc Contains The Following WSR-Rated Superb Qualities:
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