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Old 06-30-2009, 12:48 PM
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Our review of 'Do the Right Thing' has been posted. This is a controversial film that remains a must see for film fans. This Blu-ray has a strong video and audio presentation that departs from past releases (color timing debates can commence.... NOW!) However you look at it, this one is highly recommended!.

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Old 06-30-2009, 12:55 PM
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Very cool!!!!


My copy should arrive today; it's a blind buy.
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Very, very safe blind buy.
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is this movie a comedy? the cover would appear so, but every review ive read just repeat how controversial it is. none of them have said anything about it being funny...
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is this movie a comedy? the cover would appear so, but every review ive read just repeat how controversial it is. none of them have said anything about it being funny...
Yeah, it's a bit like Dumb and Dumber with sociopolitical overtones

Can anyone explain why Halloween was awarded 1.5 stars PQ for having (possibly) altered colour timing but Do the Right Thing gets a pass even though it's definitely altered.

Having looked at some old reviews of DTRT, the colour scheme and photography gets mentioned a lot, so it must have been one of the most notable things about the film.
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BBE,

yes, the film mixes situational comedy with sociopolitical thoughts, as Kid Banana mentions (sarcastically).

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yes, the original photography of the film is one of its most notable aspects. Like I explained in the review, this one was a tough one to judge. Despite the change, nothing is lost --- it still looks and feels like the hottest day of the year. 'Halloween (1978)' also has a color timing change, but it also changed the mood and tone of the overall movie. This Blu-ray looks incredible, mood and tone still intact.

As a matter of fact, there was a special 20th anniversary screening in February (included in the special features) using the same print shown on this Blu-ray and neither Dickerson or Lee mention the change. I don't know what exactly that means, but . . .
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Spike's best film IMO.
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Fantastic film. I think the term 'controversial' is thrown around a bit too much. These fictional events took place 20 years ago. After all, 40 years ago, the civil rights act was considered controversial.
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A catalogue release with a good picture. I was begining to think I woulnt not buy a catlog release this year.

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Very cool!!!!


My copy should arrive today; it's a blind buy.
i havent seen it either and heard its great but 5/5 STARS!!!???

i wont bb unless it gets the blow treatment that is 11.50 but wana see it even more now.
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