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Trailers from Hell: ‘Blood Simple,’ The Arrival of The Coen Brothers

Trailers from Hell: 'Blood Simple,' The Arrival of The Coen Brothers

It’s the beginning of Coen Brothers Week at Trailers from Hell and Josh Olson is starting us off with the trailer for 1984’s “Blood Simple.”

Dashiell Hammett’s classic thriller Red Harvest provided the title for Joel and Ethan Coen’s first movie, a neo-noir that set the tone for acclaimed follow-ups like “Fargo” and “Miller’s Crossing.”

“Blood simple” is a term that describes the disoriented, terrified behavior of people exposed to prolonged violent activities. The DVD “director’s cut” is three minutes shorter than the original theatrical release. Remade in 2009 by Zhang Yimou as A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop.

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