Though it premiered with much controversy – much of it stoked by racist white critics – and underperformed at the Oscars, Do the Right Thing is now universally regarded as one of the best movies of all time. Spike Lee's provocative look at life in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn sadly remains relevant because America's history of white supremacy and police brutality continue to rear their ugly heads.
The film has been released multiple times on DVD and Blu-ray, including a 20th Anniversary Edition and the deluxe Criterion package celebrating for its 30th anniversary. But this upcoming release is the first time the film has been available in full 4K resolution. Universal's two-disc set includes a brand new introduction from writer-director Spike Lee, as well as all the features from the 20th Anniversary Edition. It doesn't have all of the extras from Criterion features, and unfortunately does not include the music video for Public Enemy's "Fight the Power." Fans will have to double dip, or decide which release they prefer.
Do the Right Thing is now available on 4K UHD.