Uncut gems

DVD - 2021

This jolt of pure cinematic adrenaline affirmed directors Josh and Benny Safdie as heirs to the gritty, heightened realism of Martin Scorsese and John Cassavetes. Adam Sandler delivers an almost maniacally embodied performance as Howard Ratner, a fast-talking New York jeweler 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 who hates him, a mistress who can't quit him, and a frenzy of loan sharks and hitmen 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 ci...nema: a tragic hero of competing compulsions on a shoot-the-moon quest to transcend his destiny.

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Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Crime films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[New York] : Criterion Collection [2021]
Corporate Author
Elara Pictures
Corporate Author
Elara Pictures (production company)
Other Authors
Benny Safdie (film director), Josh Safdie (screenwriter), Ronald Bronstein (film producer), Sebastian Bear-McClard (actor), Scott Rudin, 1958-, Eli Bush, Adam Sandler, Idina Menzel, Julia (Actress) Fox, LaKeith Stanfield, 1991-, Kevin Garnett, 1976-, Eric Bogosian, Judd Hirsch, Keith Williams Richards, Mike Francesa, 1954-, Jonathan Aranbayev, Noa Fisher, Weeknd, 1990-
Director-approved two-DVD special edition ; DVD edition
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Wide screen (2.39:1).
Special edition: audio commentaries ; interviews ; documentaries from 2019 and 2020 on the making of the film and soundtrack ; screen tests ; Goldman v. Silverman: a 2020 short film ; deleted and extended scenes ; trailer.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (approximately 135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Playing Time
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; wide screen (2.39:1) presentation; 5.1 surround.
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use.
Production Credits
Original score, Daniel Lopatin ; edited by Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie ; director of photography, Darius Khondji.
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