Criterion gives “Uncut Gems” a 4K Ultra HD upgrade – Nov. 23


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ORIGINALLY announced for an October 2021 Criterion Collection release, the Safdie Brothers “Uncut Gems” starring Adam Sandler has been pushed back a month and now will get a 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Combo Edition release on November 23.


Adam Sandler delivers an almost maniacally embodied performance as Howard Ratner, a fast-talking New York jeweler and gambler in relentless pursuit of the next big score. When he comes into possession of a rare opal, it seems Howard’s ship has finally come in—as long as he can stay one step ahead of a wife (Idina Menzel) who hates him, a mistress (Julia Fox) who can’t quit him, and a frenzy of loan sharks and hit men closing in on him. Wrapping a vivid look at the old-school Jewish world of Manhattan’s Diamond District within a kinetic thriller, Uncut Gems gives us one of the great characters in modern cinema: a tragic hero of competing compulsions on a shoot-the-moon quest to transcend his destiny.





EXTRAS:

Audio commentary from 2019 featuring the Safdies, writer and editor Ronald Bronstein, and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard


• New interviews with cinematographer Darius Khondji, costume designer Miyako Bellizzi, production designer Sam Lisenco, and casting director Jennifer Venditti


• Documentaries from 2019 and 2020 on the making of the film and soundtrack


• Screen test featuring actors Adam Sandler and Julia Fox


• Goldman v Silverman, a 2020 short film by the Safdies, featuring Sandler and Benny Safdie


• “Question & Answer,” a 2020 short film featuring the Safdies, Sandler, actor Jason Bateman, and comedy writer Megan Amram

• Audition tapes


• Deleted and extended scenes, including a full performance of “The Morning” by The Weeknd


• Trailers


• PLUS: An essay by film critic J. Hoberman and, for the 4K UHD and Blu-ray editions, a 2020 discussion of the film by the editorial staff of Jewish Currents magazine



SPECS:

Video: Captured on Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision C-Series 3.4K digital cameras (2.39:1 aspect ratio) and mastered in 4K. It will include HDR10 and Dolby Vision grading


Audio: Eight-channel Dolby Atmos and six-channel DTS-HD



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