The directorial debut from brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, 1984 neo noir thriller, Blood Simple is a masterclass in filmmaking.
Abby (Frances Mcdormand) is cheating on her bar owner husband, Marty (Dan Hedaya) with Ray (John Getz) one of the bartenders. Marty uncovers their sordid affair and is so enraged by their deceit that he hires Visser (M. Emmet Walsh), an unscrupulous detective, to kill both of them. Unbeknown to Marty, Visser had other, more lucrative plans of his own. So begins a calculating round of lies and deceit that build to a chilling, suspense filled climax.
Black, sinful and nasty... Fresh and intoxicating ***** Empire.
The most important work of their career Rolling Stone.
Official Directors’ Cut Including Brand New Special Features:
New interview with Joel & Ethan Coen
New interview with M. Emmet Walsh
New interview with John Getz
Criterion interview with Frances McDormand
Intro by Mortimer Young