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Blood Simple [Blu-ray]

  • R
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.
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  • Credits
    John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Michael Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Terrific....[The] performances are top-notch all around....A colorful, moody piece with a texture that's very true-to-life..."
    Variety

    "...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..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...The film itself remains sublime..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Unpredictable at every turn..."<BR>
    Premiere

    "Black humor, abundant originality and a brilliant visual style....A directorial debut of extraordinary promise..."
    New York Times

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