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‘Do The Right Thing’ and ‘Clockers’ Coming To Blu-Ray (But…)

'Do The Right Thing' and 'Clockers' Coming To Blu-Ray (But...)

But there’s a slight catch…

It’s really a shame that most of Spike Lee’s films are not available on blu-ray, but Universal Home Video, in an effort to somewhat correct that oversight, has announced that they will release both Do the Right Thing and his sadly overlooked Clockers on blu-ray on Nov 4th.

Well, that is the UK branch of Universal Home Video.

That’s right.The blu-rays are being relased by Universal Home Video in the U.K. not in the U.S. There’s no explanation from Universal for this decision. Do they think there’s no audience for Spike’s films in the U.S.? Seriously?

The good news though is that Universal blu-ray releases are usually region-free (I have a couple myself), so you can play them on domestic blu-ray players, and not worry about getting an all region DVD player to watch them.

However, the other troubling news is that, according to the announcement of the DVD releases there are no special features listed for these upcoming releases.

I assume that they mean “none listed at this time, but will be announced later.” I hope that’s what they mean. How can you release new blu-rays of both films without any special features at all? That’s unthinkable.

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Comments

Corey

All the movies except She's Gotta Have are shown on HD movie channels, my dvr has them locked to not erase, so why haven't they just done a box set like Tarantino. I would seriously buy it.

Daryl

Sergio you right, Clockers is an overlooked great film. Spike Lee took the hood story and turned it into a film noir with social conscious overtones. The direction,cinematography, script, and acting is great.

Donella

A lot of people slept on Clockers and a young Mekhi Pfeiffer.

Brian

The good news is "Do The Right Thing" was released on blu here in the US a few years ago, so we're set! It comes packed with bonus material, but there is an issue with the color timing. The blu is still well worth it.

I really wish more of Spike's movies made their way to blu. They could use the upgrade from the ancient discs they were released on years ago.

LeonRaymond

I tell you White folk never tire of trying every which way to screw us, delay us, side track us, confuse us!

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