Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Fargo (Special Edition)

William H. Macy , Frances McDormand , Ethan Coen , Jeffrey Schwarz    R (Restricted)   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
Price: CDN$ 25.49 & FREE Shipping. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express CA and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Tuesday, April 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.
Today Only: Ice Age Collection for $31.99
Today only: The "Ice Age Giftset" is at a one-day special price, featuring Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special. Offer valid on April 19th, 2014, applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.ca, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.ca site. Learn more

Frequently Bought Together

Fargo (Special Edition) + Big Lebowski (10th Anniversary Edition) (Bilingual) + No Country for Old Men
Price For All Three: CDN$ 51.45

Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Show details

  • In Stock.
    Sold by Fulfillment Express CA and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.
    FREE Shipping. Details

  • Big Lebowski (10th Anniversary Edition) (Bilingual) CDN$ 18.98

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • No Country for Old Men CDN$ 6.98

    Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details


Product Description

Amazon.ca

Leave it to the wildly inventive Coen brothers (Joel directs, Ethan produces, they both write) to concoct a fiendishly clever kidnap caper that's simultaneously a comedy of errors, a Midwestern satire, a taut suspense thriller, and a violent tale of criminal misfortune. It all begins when a hapless car salesman (played to perfection by William H. Macy) ineptly orchestrates the kidnapping of his own wife. The plan goes horribly awry in the hands of bumbling bad guys Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare (one of them being described by a local girl as "kinda funny lookin'" and "not circumcised"), and the pregnant sheriff of Brainerd, Minnesota (played exquisitely by Frances McDormand in an Oscar-winning role) is suddenly faced with a case of multiple murders. Her investigation is laced with offbeat observations about life in the rural hinterland of Minnesota and North Dakota, and Fargo embraces its local yokels with affectionate humor. At times shocking and hilarious, Fargo is utterly unique and distinctly American, bearing the unmistakable stamp of its inspired creators. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

Mcdormand/Macy/Buscemi/Stormare ~ Fargo

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passafist Reviews Fargo June 19 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
The crime in the Coen Brother's film FARGO has to have been the worst executed crime in the history of cinema. It's flawed from the very beginning. It's a good thing that the movie isn't the same way; it's possibly one of the best-executed films of the last 25 years.
I've always been a [fan] for strong character dramas. Plot is inconsequential to me for the most part. I always look at it as that added bonus if a plot really grabs me. I just realize that most stories operate on the same seven or eight premises. So it is the characters that save them. FARGO is full of great characters.
The film opens in Fargo, North Dakota, at a shady trucker bar. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macey, Panic) is there to meet Carl (Steve Buscemi, Con Air) --a low rent, funny looking crook. Carl is there with another man named Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare, The Big Lebowski), a tall, silent and scary looking crook. Jerry drops off a car and sets a crime into motion. The two crooks are to kidnap Jerry's wife (Kristen Rudrud, Pleasantville) and hold her for ransom. Jerry is trying to embezzle money from his well-to-do father in law Wade (Harve Presnell, Face/Off), who is a real [fool].
Needless to say, what should be a simple crime goes terribly wrong. When three people show up dead in a small town called Brainerd, the local sheriff, Marge Gunderson (Francis McDormand, The Man Who Wasn't There) get on the case.
What Joel and Ethan Coen have crafted here is a drama of such life and scope. It's not simply about a crime. It's about people living their lives at a moment in time. There are scenes in this film that are unnecessary to the plot that are completely necessary for these characters.
Take for instance, the intimate scene in a hotel resturant in Fargo.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I expected Fargo to be a light hearted comedy that was set in the midwest. The movie not only was funny but it was thrilling and violent as well. The movie was good, very good actually. Frances McDormand did a wonderful job playing Marge the pregnant police officer. All the other performances are great including Steve Buschemi's as the ransomer of William H. Macy's wife. The plot is very gripping and the low score and cinematography was good too. I highly reccomend this film.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a lesson in storytelling and pleasure to watch May 7 2012
By DAVID
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
When the Coen brothers introduced their first film to the public and we saw their honesty and
quirkyness, coupled with their unique way of telling a story, we were hooked. Their way is not
for everyone, but for those of us who share their outlook on the way some people deal with the
circunstances in which they find themselves, their films are fascinating, Illuminating, and
entertaining as hell. Macy is perfect. McDormand is delightful, Buscemi and Storemare hilarious
and frightening. When l saw the interviews that accompanied the video, l was knocked out to hear
Storemare played HAMLET- Wow! what a range! In my opinion this is right up there with Raising
Arizona.
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yah yah, you betcha! Feb. 24 2014
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Hollywood prefers to ignore the Midwest. When it is featured at all, its people are often depicted as either drooling yokels or simple yet wise folk who exist just to teach life lessons.

One of the few exceptions is "Fargo," the Coen Brothers' breakout movie. It's half kidnapping caper, half valentine to their home stage of Minnesota -- and despite the heaps of snow and the occasional dead body, it has a warm charm embodied in Frances McDormand's pregnant sheriff. This movie could have had no plot at all, and it would still have been fun.

Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is facing financial ruin, so he comes up with a cunning idea: he'll hire a pair of loser thugs, Carl (Buscemi) and Gaear (Peter Stormare), to kidnap his wife so he can extract a ransom from her wealthy father. But things go awry during the kidnapping when Gaear shoots a traffic cop and the passengers of a car.

Unsurprisingly, the police are interested in what happens. Local police sheriff Marge Gunderson (McDormand) begins investing the murders and the kidnapping, interviewing prostitutes and chitchatting with an old classmate. But Jerry's seemingly-simple plot keeps spinning more and more out of control -- and as Marge gets closer to the murderers/kidnappers, the deaths just keep piling up.

"Fargo" is the perfect example of a quirky movie done right, mainly because... it doesn't feel like the Coens were trying to be quirky. Instead, it feels like they are pouring all their affection for their home state in one movie -- mostly the "Minnesota nice" (even the cops are pleasant and chipper!), the laid-back attitude and the eccentric sense of humor ("Ah, hon, ya got Arby's all over me!").
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fargo July 1 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Fargo is a dark, but comedic at times movie that highlights the talents of all the actors and has incredible cimenato0graphy
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you won't be disappointed June 28 2013
By maverix
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Quallity DVD with a great story line. Added Bonus Feature: "Minnesota Nice" describing the people of Minnesota and interviews with the cast on their interactions with them while they were filming there.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD in excellent condition
DVD in excellent condition and a great movie on a terrible subject. The play of all actors add so much to the realism of the movie that is based on a true story.
Published 15 months ago by Roger Couture
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vendor!!
I was surprised how quickly the DVD arrived. The timing was great as I was just leaving to go to my cottage. Guests who came up that weekend were able to enjoy the movie with me. Read more
Published on Aug. 24 2011 by Jimmuskoka
5.0 out of 5 stars There's more to life than a little money
Fargo (drama, crime, thriller)
Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Read more
Published on June 6 2011 by Steven Aldersley
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected.
I never really thought much of this movie based on the short clips of it that I've seen, and managed to avoid it until a short while ago, when I came across the video for sale for... Read more
Published on June 14 2007 by K Scheffler
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely should have won best picture
And Macy should have won best actor and Buscemi best supporting actor. But then the Oscars are just one big commercial and have nothing to do with quality. Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2004 by Kilgore
4.0 out of 5 stars "..that was your accomplice there in the woodchipper."
Fargo fits into a tiny crack between popcorn flick and truly interesting, and not just because it's based on a true story. Read more
Published on July 12 2004 by Dillon
4.0 out of 5 stars FARGON CONCLUSION
i SAW THIS MOVIE ONLY TWICE. The first
time I was drunk i also love guys but holes , the second time i was giving birth and the third tme I WAS IN THE LOCAL JOINT FOR STRONG... Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by paul scwatz.
5.0 out of 5 stars Minnesota Nice? NOT!!!
If you are reasonably intelligent, have a sense of humor and are film-savvy at all, PLEASE ignore the "why is this film popular?" reviews and see it for yourself. Read more
Published on April 15 2004 by James R. Mckinley
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xaf07a354)

Look for similar items by category


Feedback