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4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital  |  Universal  | 1989 |  120mins |  Rated R  |  February 2, 2020

Director:  Spike Lee

Starring:  Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito

93 %

Video:

Codec: HEVC / H.265 (77.67 Mbps)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio

English: DTS:X
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French (Canada): DTS 5.1
Spanish: DTS 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

| Film Synopsis |

What begins as an uproarious comedy evolves into a provocative, disquieting drama as director Spike Lee chronicles trivial events that bring festering racial tensions to the surface on a sweltering day in a largely black Brooklyn neighborhood. After a number of minor misunderstandings -- and an effort to boycott the local pizza parlor -- a young man (Bill Nunn) lies dead, the pizzeria lies in ashes, and the racial schism is wider than ever.

| Video |

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment releases 'DO THE RIGHT THING' 4K UHD Blu-Ray with a stunning 2160p transfer that has never looked better. Colors pop out on screen, especially the blues and reds.  Skin tones look natural and black levels are terrific.  

| Audio |

The 4K UHD Blu-Ray comes with a DTS-X Master Audio lossless audio track that offers a perfect representation of the film. The opening song blasts through the speakers putting you right in the film. Dialogue is clear and crisp with front-center placement.

| Special Features |
  • New Spike Lee Introduction 

  • Audio Commentary - featuring Spike Lee

  • Audio Commentary - featuring Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Wynn Thomas, Joie Lee

  • Do The Right Thing 20 Years Later 

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes 

  • Behind the Scenes 

  • Making Do The Right Thing

  • Spike Lee Introduction

  • Making Do The Right Thing 

  • Back to Bed-Stuy 

  • Editor Barry Brown Interview 

  • The Riot Sequence

  • Cannes Press Conference

  • Trailers

| Overall Reaction |

'DO THE RIGHT THING' is a film I would recommend to anyone.  I haven't seen this movie in years but with it being over 30 years old it still remains relevant. The film opened big and was nominated for two Oscars — including Best Supporting Actor for Danny Aiello, who played Sal, the local pizzeria owner, and Best Original Screenplay.  The image quality is superb, the new audio mix is immersive, and the bonus features are entertaining.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  4.0   Video:  4.5    Audio:  4.5    Extras:  3.0    Overall:  4.0