See the Re-Release Trailer for the Coen Bros' First Film 'Blood Simple'

June 30, 2016
Source: Apple

Blood Simple Re-Release Trailer

"Something can always go wrong…" Janus Films has unveiled a trailer for the upcoming restored re-release of the Coen Brothers' first film, Blood Simple, which first hit theaters in 1985 - 31 years ago. The film is still regarded as one of the Coens' best and is a crime thriller about a bar owner who figures out his wife is having an affair and tries to hire a private investigator to kill her and her new lover, a bartender at his bar. The film stars Dan Hedaya, Frances McDormand, John Getz, M. Emmet Walsh and Samm-Art Williams. Along with the trailer, there's a flashy poster (seen below) to compliment the re-release. Those who haven't seen this classic crime film yet, this is a perfect opportunity to catch it on the big screen. Enjoy.

Here's the new re-release trailer for the Coen Bros' 1985 film Blood Simple, in high def from Apple:

Blood Simple Poster

Deep in the heart of Texas, a bar owner (Dan Hedaya) suspects his wife (Frances McDormand) is having an affair with one of his employees (John Getz). Hiring a private detective (M. Emmet Walsh) to follow the pair, his suspicions are confirmed—but he soon finds the crosshairs turned back on himself. Blood Simple is the very first feature film directed by the Coen Brothers. It premiered at the Deauville Film Festival in 1984, and also played at the Sundance, New York and Toronto Film Festivals before hitting theaters in 1985. It was first re-released as a director's cut in 2000. Janus will be re-releasing a restored version of Blood Simple in select theaters starting July 1st this summer, followed by a Criterion release on September 20th.

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Excellent, haven't seen this yet, and I love the Coens! This is how you do it: Re-release a film back into theaters instead of producing a soulless remake. Hopefully this is the start of a new trend, but I'm not holding my breath.

grimjob on Jun 30, 2016



theslayer5150 on Jul 1, 2016


Great small budget movie. it showcases well the Coens raw talent. that has tremendously evolved in the movies that came after it.

tarek on Jun 30, 2016


The pace of this film isn't for everyone today. It's a narrative in itself. Too bad for all those today who can't watch this film for it ...

shiboleth on Jul 1, 2016

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