Blood Simple(Movie, 1984)

| 1h 37min | Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Blood SimpleRating: 3.7/5 (with 314 votes)
Blood Simple is a 1984 American neo-noir crime film written, edited, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was the directorial debut of the Coens and the first major film of cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld, who later became a noted director, as well as the feature-film debut of Joel Coen's wife Frances McDormand, who subsequently starred in many of his features. The film's title derives from the Dashiell Hammett novel Red Harvest (1929), in which the term "blood simple" describes the addled, fearful mindset of people after prolonged immersion in violent situations. In 2001, a director's cut was released, the same year that it was ranked number 98 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills. ()
Movie poster of Blood Simple

Where to watch Blood Simple (cinema/streaming/download)?

"Blood Simple" is currently available on 2 providers. Blood Simple can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 36min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 36min
Also available at on: DVD Blu-ray

About Blood Simple

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

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Trailer for Blood Simple + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

BLOOD SIMPLE - Official Trailer - From Joel and Ethan Coen(Trailer, 1:32)

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Texas
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 21 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/18/1985 (World premiere: 09/07/1984)
Screenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Film Editor: Coen brothers
Director of Photography: Barry Sonnenfeld
Composer: Carter Burwell
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Simplemente sangre"
"Sang pour sang"
"Blood simple - Sangue facile"
"분노의 저격자"
"Blood Simple [Directors Cut]"
"Blood Simple."
Budget: 1,500,000 USD
Revenue: 3,851,855 USD (= 257%)
Aspect Ratio: widescreen

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