Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#101 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:01 pm

The film only had theatrical distribution in the US I think, but it had a wide release, which essentially guarantees a period of theatrical exclusivity. Netflix literally can't put it on their service here without violating the terms of their contract with A24. As for whether or not it was a smart move, the film made almost $50 million on a budget of less than $20 million, so I'm sure A24 are at least alright with how this specific arrangement turned out, even if the film ultimately got less awards attention than they wanted.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#102 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:37 pm

Also, unless there's been some amazing advances in piracy, streaming services and sometimes even disc releases are the only places to see films in 4K HDR and/or Dolby Vision. So if you want to see the film in the best quality at home, downloading a 1080p Netflix rip isn't gonna get that done. Most people don't care, but for those people there's got to have already been a pirated copy out in circulation for a couple of months now anyway

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#103 Post by Oedipax » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:59 am

As it happens, 4K HDR rips are a thing now, or so someone told me... Dolby Vision included! :-"

But true enough, it's going to be a long time (if ever) before streaming/pirated quality exceeds that of a physical UHD disc.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#104 Post by Slaphappy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:36 am

It was hard not to compare this to The Gambler and Pusher trilogy while watching. Sandler’s giddy performance and matching soundtrack threw me off many times and kept me guessing if I was watching crap or not. The tremendous final won me over and I ended up loving the experience and became a fan of Safdine brothers’ caricaturistic twist on the downward spiral crime drama sub genre.

Casting comedian like Sandler as the lead reminds me of Richard Widmark in Night and the City (only American surrounded by British cast). Both stick out awkwardly which emphasizes the outsider aspect of a weasel character trying to act tough in criminal underworld.
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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#105 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:32 pm

Oedipax wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:59 am
As it happens, 4K HDR rips are a thing now, or so someone told me... Dolby Vision included! :-"
Oh, jeez. Well then.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#106 Post by tenia » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:15 pm

I'm not sure about DV rips, but HDR10 rips exist for quite some time now. As usual, the disc protection got decrypted very quickly.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#107 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:32 pm

There appears to be a 2 hour 34 minute extended cut coming to theaters this Friday, but other than listings at certain theaters I can't find much about it. Has anybody seen any other details elsewhere?

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#108 Post by diamonds » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:43 pm

I think based on this trailer it will just include an added Q&A at the end.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#109 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:45 pm

I think the extended runtime is due to the inclusion of a Q&A with the Safdies and Sandler after the film, which itself is unchanged. A24 is doing the rerelease to try and get Uncut Gems to surpass Lady Bird at the domestic box office (it only needs $500,000 more to do so).


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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#111 Post by whaleallright » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:23 pm

I believe that is what is known as "niche content."

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#112 Post by Never Cursed » Mon May 25, 2020 12:01 pm

This is now on US Netflix, just in case anyone has been feeling particularly stress-free these past few days and they need something abrasive to lull them out of complacency

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