I have seen a lot fo great films over the years, however Blood Simple remains at the top of my list. This was the Cohen Brother's first film and they couldn't have done a better job. The story itself is outstanding. A Texas bar owner named Marty (Dan Heyada) finds out that his wife Abby ( Frances McDormand) is cheating on him, with an employee of his named Ray (John Getz). Marty hires a seedy private investigator named Visser(M. Emmet Walsh) to follow and kill the two of them. But Visser has other plans, and decides to turn the tables on his employer. This is results in a series of double crosses that spin a tale of love, betrayal, and murder that will have you laughing as well as being shocked at the events that unfold.
One of the best scenes of all time is, when a character who has been buried alive suddenly emerges from his own grave. That alone is worth the price of the movie. Not to mention the incredible ending!! The cinematography is wonderfully shot by Barry Sonnenfeld, and really sets the film apart from the rest. The film is set in Texas, and this provides the perfect atmopshere of mystery to the film. The score is outstanding and really adds tension to each scene. Overall, this is "film noir" at its best. The DVD is a must own in this case, not only because of the quality, but also because of the extras. The commentary from Kenneth Loring is excellent! This film is definately a must own, and I highly recommend it!