Blood Simple (1983)
Genre Crime; Drama; Thriller
Studio Universal Studios
Movie Release Date 1983
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 36 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.7
John Getz Ray
Dan Hedaya Marty
Frances McDormand Abby
M. Emmet Walsh Visser
Samm-Art Williams Meurice
Deborah Neumann Debra
Preston Robertson Radio Evangelist
Rev. William Stripper
Sam Williams Maurice
Loren Bivens Strip Bar Exhorter
William Creamer Old Cracker
Raquel Gavia Landlady
Van Brooks Man from Lubbock
Señor Marco Mr. Garcia
Director Joel Coen
Writer Ethan Coen
Writer Joel Coen
Producer Ethan Coen
Director Ethan Coen
Producer Daniel F. Bacaner
Musician Carter Burwell
Cinematography Barry Sonnenfeld
"The most inventive and original thriller in many a moon. A maliciously entertaining murder story." -David Ansen, Newsweek

This critically-acclaimed thriller set in rural Texas combines chilling suspense with offbeat humor to create an all-American version of the classic "film noir."

Abby (Frances McDormand) is cheating on her saloonkeeper husband, Marty (Dan Hedaya). The object of her affections is Ray (John Getz), one of Marty's bartenders. Marty hires Visser (M.Emmet Walsh), an unscrupulous detective, to kill them but Visser has other, more lucrative plans of his own. So begins a calculating round of double and triple crosses that build to a bloodcurdling, surprise-filled climax. It's an evil-minded masterpiece from the exciting team of Joel and Ethan Coen.
Feature Commentary With Kenneth Loring Of Forever Young Films
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Edition Details
Distributor Universal Studios
Edition Director's Cut
Barcode 025192142529
Region 1
Chapters 18
Release Date 18-Sep-01
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1