Spike Lee's masterpiece Do the Right Thing doesn't just appear in numerous lists of the best films of all time. Even three decades after its premiere, the tragic comedy about racism, cohesion and violence in a New York neighborhood has lost none of its relevance.
Now the cult film with a congenial soundtrack with Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel's Avengers) and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian) has been released for the first time in Germany as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The limited steelbook edition has it all!
One of the best films of all time in the limited 4K UHD Blu-ray edition
The limited 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray steelbook edition by Do the Right Thing is exclusively available in Germany from MediaMarkt and Saturn.
Alternatively, there is the Turbine Steel Collection of the modern classic on Amazon in normal Blu-ray quality:
What is Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing about?
Director and writer Spike Lee (Da ffmovies Bloods) creates a complex, contradicting, and startling portrait of a neighborhood in Brooklyn on a hot summer's day. The focus of the film is the Italian-American Sal's pizzeria (Danny Aiello, who received an Oscar nomination for the role).
Mt pizza delivery man Mookie (Spike Lee) we stroll through the neighborhood that is mostly inhabited by Afro-Americans. Step by step we not only get to know a memorable ensemble of characters, but also the sometimes subliminal and often obvious resentments of residents and the police. In the evening there is a terrible escalation.
Not least in the context of the murder of the African American George Floyd in May 2020 and the subsequent protests in the USA, Do the Right Thing seems frighteningly topical.
What makes the limited 4K Ultra HD edition so special?
The edition is based on a native 4K transfer of the film, which presents Spike Lee's masterpiece in superb image quality. The expressive, colorful staging of a fateful summer day comes into its own here.
The music plays an extremely important role in Do the Right Thing. After all, Public Enemy's hip hop classic Fight the Power was written for the film at Lee's request. The DTS: X audio mix of this edition ensures perfect immersion not only in the music, but also in the characteristic soundscape of the district.
Extensive specials, including 2 audio commentaries by Spike Lee, making-of documentaries, interviews and deleted scenes complete the classy 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook Edition.
Note: The 4K UHD Blu-ray contains the German language version. The enclosed normal Blu-ray comes without German sound and German subtitles.