Ethan & Joel Coen’s Blood Simple.
It hasn’t been an easy movie to find. It wasn’t on iTunes, then it was (very briefly), then it wasn’t. Same with Amazon. If one could find one, DVD copies were selling for $50.00. This week it showed up on iTunes again. It’s a new 2016 digital remaster. The remaster was overseen by Joel & Ethan Coen. Being that it was their very first film and a very low budget 35mm from 1985, although I never saw the original one, the remaster was probably a good thing.
As far as the movie? One word, Brilliant.
I’ve been a Coen Brothers fan for many many years yet had never seen their original film. I highly recommend it. It is a classic suspense thriller. It’s dark and perfect for the upcoming Halloween Season.
Fearsome? I found him hiding behind me on the couch peeking out over my shoulder to watch. He loved it.