Blood Simple (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Joel Coen Starring: John Getz Frances McDormand

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From the celebrated filmmaking team of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Fargo, Raising Arizona), comes this visually stunning tale of a double-cross?and murder?in a small town. When the owner of a backwoods bar hires a man to kill his cheating wife and her boyfriend, he opens a door into the criminal world that he'll never be able to shut. Blood Simple hurtles forward with the speed and intensity of a fired bullet...and delivers as devastating an impact as has ever been felt from a noir film!


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 222221362
UPC 883904241430
UPC 14 00883904241430
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/30/2011
Rating Rating
Black Comedy
Essential Cinema
Film Noir
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note When a bar owner discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife, a complex web of deceit and double crosses ensues in a small Texas town. The Coen brothers' first picture is an intricately plotted film noir filled with surprises at each turn. The cast, largely unkown at the time, includes Dan Hedaya as the cuckolded bar owner, Frances McDormand as the cheating wife, John Getz as the adultering bartender, and the fabulously creepy M. Emmett Walsh as the slimy, sweaty private detective who should not be trusted. The film is a marvel to experience; director of photography Barry Sonnenfeld has created stunning compositions filled with open spaces, and the sound--from the slightest footsteps or dripping water to a sudden shotgun blast--reverberates ominously, as if it is a character unto itself. Directed by Joel Coen and cowritten by Joel and his brother Ethan, BLOOD SIMPLE is an eerie testament to the limitless possibilities of low-budget filmmaking.
Plot Summary
Summary BLOOD SIMPLE is a bizarre crime story about a seedy Texas bar owner who devises a plot to have his own wife and her lover murdered. What results is a chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies, and mischief. The first feature film from the Coen brothers, who went on to direct the explosive hits RAISING ARIZONA, FARGO, and THE BIG LEBOWSKI, this movie is a must-see for film noir buffs and Coen brothers fans alike.
Premiere "...Unpredictable at every turn..."| 07/01/2000 p.22
New York Times "Black humor, abundant originality and a brilliant visual style....A directorial debut of extraordinary promise..." 01/18/1985 p.C6
Variety "...Terrific....[The] performances are top-notch all around....A colorful, moody piece with a texture that's very true-to-life..." 05/23/1984
Los Angeles Times "...BLOOD SIMPLE becomes a dazzling comedie noire, a dynamic, virtuoso display by a couple of talented fledgling film makers who give the conventions of the genre such a thorough workout that the result is a movie that's fresh and exhilarating..." 02/28/1985 p.C1
Sight and Sound "...The film itself remains sublime..." 03/01/2001 p.63
Joel Coen
John Getz
Frances McDormand
Cast & Crew
John Getz - Star
Frances McDormand - Star
Dan Hedaya - Star
Samm-Art Williams - Star
M. Emmet Walsh - Star
Roderick Jaynes - Editor
Carter Burwell - Composer
Ethan Coen - Producer
Joel Coen - Screenwriter
Ethan Coen - Screenwriter
Barry Sonnenfeld - Director of Photography
Don Wiegmann - Editor
Joel Coen - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
UPC 00883904241430
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 95 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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