Blood Simple: Director's Cut (R/I) - BFI Thriller on Tour

Dir: Joel Coen

United States of America (USA)

1984

96 mins

15

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Barn Cinema

15/11/2017

- 16/11/2017

Totnes

Curzon Cinema & Arts

05/11/2017

- 05/11/2017

Clevedon

Derby QUAD

27/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

Derby

Errol Flynn Filmhouse

29/10/2017

- 29/10/2017

Northampton

Exeter Phoenix

09/11/2017

- 09/11/2017

Exeter

Glasgow Film Theatre

03/11/2017

- 04/11/2017

Glasgow

KinoKulture Cinema

30/11/2017

- 30/11/2017

Oswestry

mac

05/11/2017

- 05/11/2017

Birmingham

Phoenix

05/11/2017

- 06/11/2017

Leicester

Prince Charles Cinema

04/02/2018

- 04/02/2018

Westminster,

London

Storyhouse

03/12/2017

- 04/12/2017

Chester

Totnes Cinema CIC

25/11/2017

- 25/11/2017

Totnes

Barn Cinema

15/11/2017

- 16/11/2017

Totnes

Curzon Cinema & Arts

05/11/2017

- 05/11/2017

Clevedon

Derby QUAD

27/10/2017

- 28/10/2017

Derby

mac

05/11/2017

- 05/11/2017

Birmingham

Phoenix

05/11/2017

- 06/11/2017

Leicester

Errol Flynn Filmhouse

29/10/2017

- 29/10/2017

Northampton

Exeter Phoenix

09/11/2017

- 09/11/2017

Exeter

Storyhouse

03/12/2017

- 04/12/2017

Chester

Totnes Cinema CIC

25/11/2017

- 25/11/2017

Totnes

Glasgow Film Theatre

03/11/2017

- 04/11/2017

Glasgow

KinoKulture Cinema

30/11/2017

- 30/11/2017

Oswestry

Prince Charles Cinema

04/02/2018

- 04/02/2018

Westminster,

London

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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Booking Information

Telephone:
0207 636 7120

Email:
programming@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Available Formats

DCP, Blu-ray & DVD

Distributor

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

Terms

35% / £100MG (plus transport for DCP)

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