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    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 8/11/2017 16:57
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    Blood Simple

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    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 96 minutes
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    Content Type: Movie

    A stylish, imaginative and hard-boiled neo noir, Blood Simple announced the Coens as vital and distinctive new cinematic voices on its release three decades ago. Possessing all the characteristics that propelled the Coens to later success – razor sharp dialogue; a predilection for lethal and futile violence; ironic, fatalistic humour; and an inventive focus on the tragicomic lives of idiosyncratic misfits.

    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.

    Beautifully shot and performed and with a haunting score by the Coens’ long-time collaborator Carter Burwell, it’s a landmark film, a trailblazing, near virtuosic debut which reinvented the noir for a new generation and marked the arrival of two filmmakers who would go on to revolutionise the American indie cinema scene.

    Special Features:
    New interview with Joel & Ethan Coen
    New interview with M Emmett Walsh
    New interview with John Getz
    Criterion interview with Frances McDormand
    Investor trailer
    Intro by Mortimer Young
    Video interview with Frances McDormand produced by the Criterion Collection © 2016 The Criterion Collection

    Directed By:
    Joel Coen

    Written By:

    M. Emmet Walsh
    Frances Mcdormand
    Dan Hedaya
    John Getz

    Casting By:
    Julie Hughes
    Barry Moss

    Soundtrack By:
    Carter Burwell

    Director of Photography:
    Barry Sonnenfeld

    Ethan Coen ... (as Roderick Jaynes)
    Joel Coen ... (as Roderick Jaynes)
    Don Wiegmann

    Costume Designer:
    Sara Medina-Pape

    Production Designer:
    Jane Musky

    Daniel F. Bacaner ... executive producer
    Ethan Coen ... producer
    Mark Silverman ... associate producer
    Joel Coen ... producer (uncredited)


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