Blood Simple

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"Blood Simple" was the first feature film from Joel and Ethan Coen. This is the newly restored and re-edited director's cut of the film, introduced by Mortimer Young. The stylish crime thriller premiered at film festivals in 1984. "Blood Simple" begins deep in the heart of Texas, where a jealous saloon owner hires a cheap divorce detective to kill the saloon owner's younger wife and her bartender lover. But the detective gets a better idea: he follows the two lovers, and...

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Saturday July 7 1984
Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joel Coen
Screenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: John Getz
Frances McDormand
Dan Hedaya
M Emmet Walsh
Samm-Art Williams
Deborah Neumann