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2021 film Licorice Pizza comes to Blu-ray in May

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The 2021 film Licorice Pizza is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 17th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  The film, written & directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie.  It’s also worth noting, that at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes.

The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound, on a BD-50 disc.  The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its DVD counterpart as well as come with a digital code (copy) of the film.  You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon.  The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Camera Tests – Pre-production camera tests and unused takes
  • The Handman Scene – A deleted scene from the film
  • Fat Bernie’s Commercial – An in-universe commercial for Fat Bernie’s as shot by Gary Valentine
  • Behind the Scenes – A glimpse behind the scenes of Licorice Pizza through a collection on-set photos and videos
  • Limited-Edition Physical Poster

Further, below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the full announcement about the home video releases.

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Uncut Gems on 4K and Blu-ray via Criterion November

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The 2019 Safdie Brothers film “Uncut Gems” is officially getting both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc releases on November 23rd via The Criterion Collection. The film, co-directed & co-written by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, starred Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Julia Fox, Eric Bogosian, Judd Hirsch, Kevin Garnett, and The Weeknd.

This has received a new 4K scan [transfer] that was approved by the filmmakers (Josh and Benny Safdie). The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Atmos sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray set will come as a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. You can now find both The Criterion Collection 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray releases of the film available for preorder over at Amazon. The full details about the release and bonus materials set to be included are listed below.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital transfer, approved by writer-directors Josh and Benny Safdie, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the 4K UHD and Blu-ray editions
  • In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • 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
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 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
  • Cover photography by Inez & Vinoodh

Uncut Gems with Adam Sandler on Blu-ray March

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The 2019 film Uncut Gems starring Adam Sandler is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 10th, via Lionsgate. The film, directed by the Safdie brothers (Benny SafdieJosh Safdie) co-stars LaKeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Julia Fox, Judd Hirsch, Eric Bogosian, The Weeknd, and Kevin Garnett. This film, during its theatrical run, received a lot of buzz from the critics but it didn’t receive any Academy Award nominations. However, at the time of writing, this carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p HD video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. The release will come as a “combo pack” with a DVD and a digital code (copy) of the film included. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The only bonus material set to be included on the release is listed below.

  • “Money on the Street: The Making of Uncut Gems” Featurette

Further below, after the break, you can find more official information about the upcoming home video releases of this film.

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