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Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Old 04-02-09, 01:13 PM
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Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

From bluray.com:

Do the Right Thing Headed to Blu-ray

Posted April 2, 2009 08:25 AM by Josh Dreuth

Universal Studios Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring the Spike Lee film 'Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition' to Blu-ray on June 30th, day-and-date with the DVD re-release. The film will be presented on a BD-50 featuring 1.85:1 1080p VC-1 video accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

Extras for this release include:

* BD-LIVE: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers, and more!
* Do The Right Thing: 20 Years Later: New retrospective documentary with the cast and crew
* Deleted & Extended Scenes: 11 newly discovered scenes cut from the final version of the film
* 20th Anniversary Edition Feature Commentary by Director Spike Lee
* Feature Commentary by Director Spike Lee, Cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, Production Designer Wynn Thomas, and Actor Joie Lee
* Behind the Scenes: Spike Lee's personal video footage from the set of the film
* Making Do the Right Thing: In-depth documentary on the making of the film
* Cannes 1989 Follow the film's triumphant screening at the prestigious Cannes Film as Do the Right Thing energizes and astonishes audiences with its bold message.
* Editor Barry Brown: Interview with the editor of Do the Right Thing
* The Riot Sequence: Storyboard gallery of the climatic riot sequence
* Trailers: Original theatrical trailer and TV spots
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=2555
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

As I mentioned in the other thread, all of Criterion's extras are included except "Introduction to the Supplements by Spike Lee", "Back to Bed-Stuy" (about 5m), "Lee's Final Word" (about 6m), "Fight the Power" music video (long version, about 7m) with Lee intro, and the booklet, plus the new extras by Universal. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Nice - I'll be grabbing this but I will hold on to my Criterion DVD!
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

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Nice - I'll be grabbing this but I will hold on to my Criterion DVD!
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Originally Posted by RockyMtnBri View Post
Nice - I'll be grabbing this but I will hold on to my Criterion DVD!
Yep keep the Criterion for class use and the blu for my personal collection.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

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Yep keep the Criterion for class use and the blu for my personal collection.
I watched the movie in my senior English class. We had to write a paper about it, and we had a nice discussion about the ending. I always remember this for the fact that not one student thought Mookie did the "right thing", and this was a very diverse class.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

The whole point of the movie, I think, is that no one does the right thing.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Lee had some balls to portray African-Americans the way he did. If you think the worst in people then Mookie did the right thing.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Does anybody both have the current Universal SD and Criterion SD? I hope this isn't going to be another Spartacus transfer-wise.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

I heard the original Universal looked crappy.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

I doubt Universal would bother to pack it full of extras only to give it a crappy transfer. The Spartacus HD DVD had none of the Criterion supplements.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Universal remastered Do the Right Thing anamorphically for their "Spike Lee Joint Collection" that had Clockers, Jungle Fever, Mo Better Blues and Crooklyn. That's the most recent SD transfer I know of, but the stand-alone release is extremely old and non-anamorphic, so if anyone remembers the Universal disc looking bad, this might be why.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

OK, I'm willing to chance that this transfer will be an improvement (though I shudder at the prospect of some ugly cover-art), so if anyone wants a mint condition Criterion "DO THE RIGHT THING" for $18 shipped anywhere in the US, shoot me a PM!
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

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Nice - I'll be grabbing this but I will hold on to my Criterion DVD!
Likewise.
Likewise.
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Double likewise
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

I'm so looking forward to this. I have the Criterion DVD set and have been thinking about watching it lately. It's been awhile since it went for a spin in my player, but I think I'll wait for this new Blu-Ray to hit instead.

I seem to always remember the red wall behind the old guys bleeding over a lot on the DVD (could be my imagination) but I'm sure the Blu-Ray will improve on that.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Blu-ray.com has posted their review.

Video: 4.5
Audio: 4
Extras: 5
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Looks great. This is one of my top films of all time, so I'll be happy to upgrade to the Blu-Ray (while hanging onto my Criterion standard in the process).
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

The new BluRay completely washes away the very intentional yellow/orange tint of the film. Making it look completely ugly, because ya know...the film was shot with the tint in mind.

Um...it takes place a very hot day...hello?

KEEP YOUR CRITERION!
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Yeah I thought the same thing when I saw the comparisons of DVD Beaver. The Criterion DVD was approved by the cinematographer so I would assume that is the correct look for the film. I'm bummed about this one.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDRe...ng_blu-ray.htm
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Originally Posted by SSF View Post
The new BluRay completely washes away the very intentional yellow/orange tint of the film. Making it look completely ugly, because ya know...the film was shot with the tint in mind.

Um...it takes place a very hot day...hello?

KEEP YOUR CRITERION!
Wow, I checked this out over at dvd beaver and it's very true. I kinda dug that yellow-ish hue over everything...the detail is amazing though. I think I'll pick this up but will definitely keep my criterion.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

It looks like there's some edge enhancement too.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Very disappointing news. One of my faves ruined.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Yeah, on further review, I think I'm going to pass. Looking at the new transfer, it just doesn't feel 'hot' anymore and that's a huge part of that story.
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Re: Do the Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition ---> 6/30/09

Jesus Christ. Unbelievable. Those comparison screenshots really speak a thousand words.

I don't understand how, after... what, 12 years now?... in the DVD and Blu-Ray business, companies are still screwing up color timing of movies. It seems like every time a "classic" gets cleaned up and re-released they screw it up (see: Halloween). It boggles my mind.

I will probably still buy it so that I can enjoy the HD clarity but I'll keep my Criterion.

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