Distribution

Blood Simple: Director's Cut (R/I)

Dir: Joel Coen

United States of America (USA)

1984

96 mins

15

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  • Republic of Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre

21/11/2017

- 21/11/2017

Stockton on Tees

Belmont Filmhouse

13/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Aberdeen

BFI Southbank

29/09/2017

- 29/09/2017

(Preview Screening)

Lambeth,

London

Broadway Cinema

17/10/2017

- 19/10/2017

Nottingham

Cinema & Co

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Swansea

Cromarty and Resolis Film Society

21/04/2018

- 21/04/2018

Cromarty

Curzon Bloomsbury

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 11th

Camden,

London

Derby QUAD

27/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

Derby

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

17/11/2017

- 17/11/2017

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

27/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

Electric Cinema (Portobello)

29/10/2017

- 29/10/2017

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Everyman Bristol

16/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Bristol

Everyman Chelmsford

13/10/2017

- 19/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 15th, 18th

Chelmsford

Everyman Harrogate

13/10/2017

- 19/10/2017

Harrogate

Everyman Stratford-upon-Avon

16/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Stratford-upon-Avon

Filmhouse

13/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Edinburgh

Glasgow Film Theatre

03/11/2017

- 04/11/2017

Glasgow

Godalming Film Society

16/08/2018

- 16/08/2018

Godalming

Hebden Bridge Picture House

28/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

Hebden Bridge

HOME

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

02/12/2017

- 02/12/2017

Leeds

Irish Film Institute

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Dublin

Kino-Teatr

28/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

St Leonards on Sea

Light House Cinema

06/10/2017

- 14/10/2017

Dublin

Olympic Cinema

22/03/2018

- 22/03/2018

Richmond upon Thames,

London

Picturehouse Central

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Westminster,

London

Prince Charles Cinema

04/02/2018

- 04/02/2018

Westminster,

London

Queen's Film Theatre

30/10/2017

- 02/11/2017

Belfast

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

27/11/2017

- 27/11/2017

Dumfries

Showroom Workstation

06/10/2017

- 18/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 14th, 15th, 16th

Sheffield

Square Chapel Centre for Arts

21/10/2017

- 25/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 23rd, 24th

Halifax

Taliesin Arts Centre

22/11/2017

- 22/11/2017

Swansea

The Broadway Cinema

16/09/2018

- 16/09/2018

Letchworth Garden City

The Dukes

13/11/2017

- 14/11/2017

Lancaster

The Grosvenor

27/10/2017

- 27/10/2017

Glasgow

The Poly

01/11/2017

- 01/11/2017

Falmouth

Triskel Arts Centre

18/01/2018

- 18/01/2018

Cork

Tyneside Cinema

08/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 14th

Newcastle upon Tyne

Watershed

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Bristol

Watershed

28/07/2017

- 28/07/2017

(Preview as part of Cinema Rediscovered)

Bristol

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre

21/11/2017

- 21/11/2017

Stockton on Tees

Cinema & Co

11/07/2018

- 11/07/2018

Swansea

Cromarty and Resolis Film Society

21/04/2018

- 21/04/2018

Cromarty

Everyman Chelmsford

13/10/2017

- 19/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 15th, 18th

Chelmsford

Everyman Harrogate

13/10/2017

- 19/10/2017

Harrogate

Everyman Stratford-upon-Avon

16/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Stratford-upon-Avon

Kino-Teatr

28/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

St Leonards on Sea

Light House Cinema

06/10/2017

- 14/10/2017

Dublin

Square Chapel Centre for Arts

21/10/2017

- 25/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 23rd, 24th

Halifax

The Broadway Cinema

16/09/2018

- 16/09/2018

Letchworth Garden City

The Dukes

13/11/2017

- 14/11/2017

Lancaster

The Grosvenor

27/10/2017

- 27/10/2017

Glasgow

The Poly

01/11/2017

- 01/11/2017

Falmouth

Triskel Arts Centre

18/01/2018

- 18/01/2018

Cork

Belmont Filmhouse

13/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Aberdeen

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

17/11/2017

- 17/11/2017

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

27/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

Filmhouse

13/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Edinburgh

Glasgow Film Theatre

03/11/2017

- 04/11/2017

Glasgow

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

27/11/2017

- 27/11/2017

Dumfries

BFI Southbank

29/09/2017

- 29/09/2017

(Preview Screening)

Lambeth,

London

Curzon Bloomsbury

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 11th

Camden,

London

Electric Cinema (Portobello)

29/10/2017

- 29/10/2017

Kensington and Chelsea,

London

Olympic Cinema

22/03/2018

- 22/03/2018

Richmond upon Thames,

London

Picturehouse Central

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Westminster,

London

Prince Charles Cinema

04/02/2018

- 04/02/2018

Westminster,

London

Broadway Cinema

17/10/2017

- 19/10/2017

Nottingham

Derby QUAD

27/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

Derby

Everyman Bristol

16/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Bristol

Watershed

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Bristol

Watershed

28/07/2017

- 28/07/2017

(Preview as part of Cinema Rediscovered)

Bristol

Godalming Film Society

16/08/2018

- 16/08/2018

Godalming

Hebden Bridge Picture House

28/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

Hebden Bridge

HOME

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

02/12/2017

- 02/12/2017

Leeds

Showroom Workstation

06/10/2017

- 18/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 14th, 15th, 16th

Sheffield

Tyneside Cinema

08/10/2017

- 16/10/2017

Excluded Dates: 14th

Newcastle upon Tyne

Irish Film Institute

06/10/2017

- 12/10/2017

Dublin

Queen's Film Theatre

30/10/2017

- 02/11/2017

Belfast

Taliesin Arts Centre

22/11/2017

- 22/11/2017

Swansea

Cast:

John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya

Joel and Ethan Coen’s thrilling debut feature – a stylish, imaginative and hard-boiled neo noir – marked their arrival as important and distinctive new cinematic voices on its release three decades ago, and we’re delighted to make it available to book in a luminous new 2K DCP restoration (from 4K digital transfer) overseen by the Coens and the film’s cinematographer, Barry Sonnenfeld.

Immediately pulpy and cultish in feel, Blood Simple possesses all the characteristics that propelled the Coens to later success – razor sharp dialogue; a predilection for lethal and futile violence; ironic, fatalistic humour; and an inventive focus on the tragicomic lives of idiosyncratic misfits.

M. Emmett Walsh is sleazy Texas private eye Visser, hired by bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya) to kill his unfaithful wife (Frances McDormand) and her lover (John Getz). Given a plan to work from, he decides to modify it without warning; and matters quickly spiral out of control.

Beautifully shot and performed and with a haunting score by the Coens’ longtime collaborator Carter Burwell, it’s a landmark film, a trailblazing, near virtuosic debut which reinvented the noir for a new generation and marked the arrival of two filmmakers who would go on to revolutionise the American indie cinema scene.

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