Blood Simple

15

INFO

Starring
John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann, Raquel Gavia, Van Brooks, Senor Marco, William Creamer, Loren Bivens, Bob McAdams, Shannon Sedwick, Nancy Ginger, William Preston Robertson, Holly Hunter (voice)

Director: Joel Coen

Running Time: PG minutes

Certificate: 15 - strong violence, language

Country: USA

Format: 2D


A luminous new 2K DCP restoration (from 4K digital transfer) overseen by the Coens and the film’s cinematographer, Barry Sonnenfeld.

"A gripping, drum-tight noir masterpiece to compare with Touch of Evil,
itself free from caring, but it works as straight drama too."
★★★★★
-Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"With their 1984 directorial debut, the Coen brothers showed the surefootedness with which they would ease themselves into one genre after another, reworking each to fit their deadpan vision."
★★★★★
-Philip Kemp, Total Film


M. Emmett Walsh is sleazy Texas private eye Visser, hired by bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) to kill his unfaithful wife (Frances McDormand) and her lover (John Getz). Given a plan to work from, he decides to modify it without warning; and matters quickly spiral out of control.

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