Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) was a game changer when it first came out over three decades ago. It is a testament to the high craft of the film-making and Lee’s vision, that the film remains, three decades later, no less visionary and caustic and ground breaking.
Starring, at the time, a cast of largely new faces and under known character actors, Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING, did not just put everyone on the map, including its young director, it put Hollywood and the larger world on notice.
30 years later and that notice is as timely and necessary as ever. A great film up there with the Director’s best (BLACKKKLANSMAN , INSIDE MAN, 25TH HOUR, MALCOLM X, SUMMER OF SAM, DA 5 BLOODS) presented finally in a feature rich, and exquisite and meticulously designed package by Blu-ray label, Criterion.